Using a Smart Home remote control is a very convenient and easy way to configure and control Z-Wave Smart Home networks. Smart Home Remotes are either exclusively designed for Z-Wave or they act as universal remote controls so that other devices such as audio or video players and receivers can be controlled via infrared. A further distinction of SMart Home remote controls is the number of controllable devices or device groups or scenes the Smart Home remote control can assign and manage.
Z-Wave Smart Home remote controls often serve also as a portable Z-Wave Smart Home controller to include new Z-Wave Smart Home devices into the Smart Home network. Z-Wave specific commands such as setting or deleting associations or manual configuration of Z-Wave Smart Home devices are possible as well.