Fibaro Home Automation Center
Polish company has been working hard and the latest firmware for HC2, the home automation center unit has been given firmware update with the RBGW controller and flood sensor options. Z-Wave being a very interesting alternative to C-BUS systems (especially in retro fitting environments) has recently gathered some ground and it is going strong versus its older automation predecessors .
Main reasons for installing wireless home automation systems (Zwave, ZigBee) are apart from the costs (the wireless systems are much cheaper) are also easier to troubleshoot. Wireless modules work in a mesh, so it is very easy to find out what goes wrong (if anything). The other reason for choosing Zwave product (more secure than ZigBee) is the installation. Unlike C-BUS or other cable based home automation systems there is no need for cutting walls (and all that mess that comes along with it). Installing simple small modules (size is just like a standard matchbox box) will do exactly the same job for the home light controlling or temperature/humidity monitoring.
Home Center 2 will also provide an electrical usage graphs, therefor it will help to have money spend on electrical bills.