I’ve been researching Zigbee vs Z-wave and trying to decide which is more future proof for my home as I’m buying new devices.
Just when I start to think Z-wave is the way to go, I see that Nest/Google are seemingly forming a new protocol called Thread. Thread operates on the same frequency as Zigbee and Zigbee devices could technically be updated to work with Thread.
Here’s an article about it: http://readwrite.com/2014/07/15/smart-home-nest-thread-group
The interesting part, especially after other recent rumors is that they’re partnering with Samsung as well as Yale, etc
What do y’all think?