Z-Wave Gateway devices are the heartthrob of your home automation system. Besides being the central hub of your home’s Z-Wave network, these devices also communicate with your home’s modem/router, allowing you to control all the devices connected through your home automation system via the Internet.
Depending on the number of devices that you wish to control, you can either choose basic versions like Fibaro Home Center Lite (HCL) or you can pick the powerful, feature-rich variants like VERA Edge or Fibaro Home Center 2 (HC2).
Higher end models provide superior connectivity and flexibility to build a complex automation system, while Lite variants help you in getting started with a basic setup.
To know more about how to pick an ideal Z-Wave controller for your home, read our comprehensive Z-Wave Controller Comparison Guide. In case you already have an automation network setup, checkout which products are compatible with Z-Wave Gateways using Z-Wave Compatibility Guide.