Z-Box Hub: S2 700 Series Z-Wave Plus Smart Home Hub

$119.95 $139.95

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Z-WAVE CENTRIC

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IT'S ALL YOURS, FOREVER

Keep your devices and scenes private with local access to your smart home. No contracts, no fees.

Z-WAVE UNLOCKED

Experience home automation like never before with the most interoperable technology out there. Choose from thousands of innovative Z-Wave devices that just work.

REAL AUTOMATION

Use the intuitive scene creator to make simple rules or execute complex multi-conditional scripts with a visual block building tool.

SECURITY FIRST

Implement the latest S2 Authenticated protocol and SmartStart for a safe and reliable mesh network. Live progress window to track Z-Wave™ activity. Use the built-in DIY alarm panel tool with PIN pad to set up home security.

ADVANCED ACCESS

Change settings for any Z-Wave device straight from the interface. Perform OTA firmware updates on your Z-Wave products and create associations easily.

BUILT BY ZOOZ & FIBARO

The Z-Box Hub is a collaboration between Zooz and Fibaro, the teams behind the most successful and innovative Z-Wave products on the market. Fibaro delivered a mature Z-Wave ecosystem for the platform, enhanced by software and hardware upgrades from Zooz. The product is backed by lifetime tech support from Zooz they're known for and an extended 5-year warranty once you register your hub.

Z-Box Hub: S2 700 Series Z-Wave Plus Smart Home Hub App and WEB UI Interface

ALL YOU NEED FROM A Z-WAVE HUB:

  • Powerful WEB UI: Add, manage, organize, and adjust your Z-Wave devices any way you need. Group them and sort as needed. Create rooms, sections, and alarm zones. Choose from hundreds of available icons or upload your own to customize the UI and make it truly your own.
  • Intuitive APP: Get the free Z-Box Hub mobile app to control and monitor your devices on the go. Check in from anywhere, anytime if you enable remote access. Run scenes with a click. The app is a companion to the WEB UI so advanced functionality and programming is limited (learn more here).
  • Automation: Enjoy a visual scene building tool that makes sense. No need to figure out multiple add-on apps or hacks, it's all here in one place for you to create both simple and elaborate smart rules. Automate based on device status, time of day, weather, home / away mode, and more.
  • Voice Control: Link your Z-Box Hub to Alexa or Google Home using the FIBARO Smart Home integration. Control your Z-Wave devices with voice commands and bridge them with more smart home technologies available through your smart speaker.
  • DIY Security: Set up your Z-Box Hub like a home security panel with a familiar PIN pad arming and disarming screen, customizable alarm delays, and multiple zone creation. Take charge of your home's safety, without the monthly fees.
  • Interactive Notifications: Stay connected to your loved ones and monitor the activity in your home or office remotely with push or email notifications. Use the unique interactive notifications feature to quickly act on emergencies and enable scenes or devices with a click within the notification window. See how it works here.


Z-Box Hub Intuitive Scene Builder

 

COMPATIBILITY

  • The Z-Box Hub runs on the latest 700 series Z-Wave library and it will recognize most of the certified Z-Wave products out of the box. If a device does not display correctly, please report it to support and they'll update the integration. Click here for a growing list of compatible devices.
  • Third party integrations from the FIBARO marketplace that take the Z-Box Hub beyond Z-Wave. Link the Z-Box Hub with Sonos speakers, Philips Hue bulbs, or your Samsung TV.
  • You can create your own integrations and virtual devices using the built-in Quick App tool. See documentation here.
  • Connect your Z-Box Hub with other IoT systems thanks to the full local API documentation, available straight from the WEB UI.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Wi-Fi router (note that 5G networks are not supported by the Z-Box Hub)
  • Standard 120 V receptacle to power your Z-Box Hub
  • Computer and a web browser with access to your local network to set up and program the hub
  • Optional: Ethernet adapter for LAN connection (sold separately)

    INSTALLATION

    Set up your Z-Box Hub in just a few minutes, straight from your Internet browser or from the mobile app. You'll need the password to your local Wi-Fi network to connect your hub. Click below for step-by-step instructions:

    How to set up your Z-Box Hub from your computer

    How to set up your Z-Box Hub from your smart phone

    Get your Z-Box Hub professionally installed with HelloTech. This is a great way to save time and get the system running without lifting a finger!

    RESOURCES

    Z-Box Hub Frequently Asked Questions

    Z-Box Hub Support

    Z-Box Hub Manual

    Z-Box Compatible


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
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    Aaron
    Not a fan

    I've been using a Hubitat C7 hub for quite some time and grew tired of it needing to be constantly rebooted because it dropped off my home network. I bought this Z-box from The Smartest House (my favorite smart home store in the world BTW!) several months ago and am just now trying it out. I have to admit that I'm disappointed and I guess also somewhat spoiled by the intuitive nature of the hub and size of the Hubitat developer community compared to Z-box. The fact that only 7 reviews have been posted for this thing tells me there hasn't been a lot of adoption. I've used an ISY for Zwave for years so I know how complicated and non-intuitive some of these boxes can be but wow just figuring out where to write rules within the Z-box is even more difficult than the ISY. I do think the Web UI look nice but again it is just not very intuitive with a lot of functions/features that are hidden behind every corner. The other expectation was that I would have a more tightly integrated and detailed device list for my Zooz zwave device. The Hubitat actually has this in a better place too and you with direct links to the device user manual. Bummer. The last straw was the mobile application as it really is a hot mess and feels more like beta software as there are a lot of features that are missing such as exclusion of devices so that you can remove and add them to your Zwave network. I had expected to find that a year or so after release that this would have a robust hub and user community but I'm just not seeing that. The marketplace doesn't look like it has a very large number of integrations either and I've yet to find anything that can support my Elk M1 Gold security system, Rachio, Ecobee, and many other smart devices around my home. This purchase was a mistake on my part and should have paid more attention. I'm hoping things get better but for now looks like I'll be starting over with my Hubitat...

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience with the Zooz Z-Box Hub. We value all customer input, as it helps us improve and enhance our products.

    We understand your concerns about integrations with non-Z-Wave devices. The Z-Box Hub is designed as the first Z-Wave focused hub, which means our primary goal has been to ensure a robust and seamless experience for Z-Wave devices. While we are actively working on expanding compatibility with non-Z-Wave devices, it is indeed a work in progress.

    To help you get the most out of your Z-Box Hub, we have comprehensive documentation that guides you through creating a variety of scenes using our intuitive block scene builder. For users who are more comfortable with coding and programming, we also offer the Lua scene builder, providing you with greater flexibility and control over your automation scenarios.

    We are also pleased to inform you that both exclusion and inclusion processes are fully available through our mobile app on the latest firmware. Additionally, scene building capabilities have been integrated into the app, ensuring that you can manage and customize your home automation setup directly from your mobile device.

    If you have any specific questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. We are here to help and ensure you have the best possible experience with your Zooz Z-Box Hub.

    Thank you for your understanding and for being a valued customer.

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    Worg
    1st time set up

    This was my first experience setting up a smart hub. I set it up over wifi on my computer and it was very easy. The only issue I had was initially finding the correct support page to build my first scene. Once I found it though, it was very easy to follow.

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    Miguel Lastra
    Great HUB

    Great price, great hub

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    Doug W
    Really like this!

    I switched to the Z-Box hub when moving to a new home. I was previously using ST and felt I needed to switch to regain a little more "control" over the platform. When ST switched over to their new API/backend, I had lots of devices and automations that were no longer working. I didn't want to go through that again!

    Once I worked through some of the logic and things that aren't quite as intuitive (but not hard) as the ST platform, I really, really like this platform. Every device I have connects and works as intended (so far) without the need for device type handlers, etc. I saw another review about the lack of control of the mobile device, but I like having more control on the computer side and less on the app. Works much better for my wife, as I can just keep what's on her device very simple by her request.

    This is a much more powerful setup with a seemingly endless amount of opportunities for automation. Support has been great at helping me work through a device add problem (a very old and uncommon Z-Wave device) and also with a few programming questions. The interactive push notifications are a great feature for my family of 4 that allows a little more manual control. The app features a panel mode that is great for a small android tablet that sits in our living room and allows babysitters, our parents, etc. to have control over the house.

    I only have 1 Zigbee device I still want to control and I can manage that with ST and an IFTTT integration.

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    Kevin Mayer
    Decent, but lacking

    Decent hub, but lacking compared to other brands when it comes to control on your mobile device. The app is pretty much just a way to monitor and turn devices on and off.

    unable to do from the mobile app ...

    -Remove, edit, or reset devices
    -Program automation rules and scenes
    -Add new rooms or sections for your smart home
    -Create new alarm zones or notifications
    -Add or remove users
    -Access advanced settings for the hub or your devices
    -Update firmware for your hub or end devices

    Thank you for your honest feedback! Currently a lot of those functions are reserved to the Web UI for a more secure network, however we've passed on your notes to the developers to hopefully implement in the near future.