Best way to integrate Z-wave

Kopren 1 year ago • updated by Aleksandr Romanov (CTO) 3 months ago 10


I am having a HDL system with IRidium server installed. But I also need a few z-wave devices in my house:

- Sensative strips for door/window status

- Danalock or August lock

The idea is for these to give current status to iRidium and to let iRidium control the door lock (and other devices) according to scene or command. 

As I understand, iRidium has js for Vera and Fibaro.  

What is the best (and "shortest) way to get this working?




Yes, we support the controllers Vera, Fibaro and z-wave.me. In addition, before the end of the summer we plan to release support for Z-Wave on the basis of our UMC server. Therefore, the fastest way is to use any of the controllers (Vera, Fibaro and z-wave.me)


thanks for swift reply! 

I have this server:


So I guess this is not the UMC. 

Which Z-wave controller would you recomment for best integration?

Yes, this server from HdlNordik - it is not UMC

Sorry, but I can not recommend a specific controller, because each of them is good in its own way)

Ok, thanks. I will start out with Vera .

kopren: Hi. I've some of the same plans. Can we talk? 

Sure, PM me here (if possible) or jkopren @twitter

Also an option is to a RPi with RazBerry addon. iRidium can also run on the same RPi or separate. I choose this option so I could stick with DIN-rail modules and put a RPi in a DIN case.

Thanks for your reply. If I understand you right, I will need a seperate RPI in addition to the one i have (HDL nordic rpi server)?

I have no experience with the HDL Nordic rpi server, so you should check with HDL if you can use RPi hats on their product.

I have iRidium and Zway server running on a single RPi with the RazBerry HAT. They communicate over HTTP API, so you could also run them on separate RPi's.


We prefer to stay away from modem type boxes and stick with DIN-rail modules to keep the install neat. There are multiple options for RPi, but I've never seen DIN-rail enclosures for other Zwave controllers.

Hello, for now you can use native driver for Z-Wave https://dev.iridi.com/ZWave