Z-Wave Switches Manual vs Remote Control?

By the way, as for dimmers, these almost all work by having you press the switch multiple times, or press and hold, rather than turning a dial. So again, they rest in the neutral position. Generally you press the bottom part of the switch to go dimmer and the top part of the switch to go brighter.

This often means the dimmer often looks exactly like the regular on/off switch in the Z wave models.

Also, since you’re just starting out you might find the following thread useful. It discusses the different features the different types of devices can have, and can help you select between brands.

You might also like the “get started” Quick browse list in the project report section of the community – created wiki. These are project reports that different community members have posted. The get started list includes things like "the top 10 things to do with home automation " and “what device should I buy next?”