I'm looking for a simple piece of software (for PC or Linux) which can interface with a Z-Wave USB controller. All it needs to do is list the nodes that are connected to that device, and allow for adding/removing nodes and resetting the device.

I am not looking for a home-automation software solution, just a simple Z-Wave Mesh Network overviewer. In fact, even if it were read-only (no support for adding / removing nodes), it would be extremely helpful.

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I would suggest taking a look at the work being done on OpenZWave - it looks like there are only source code distributions but you should be able to either find what you need or possibly build something suitable.


  • Developed in C++
  • Dotnet wrapper for Windows
  • Portable to most Linux, Mac OSX and Windows Platforms
  • Works with the multiple ZWave Controllers
  • ZWave Protocol is abstracted away hiding a lot of the complexity
  • Works with most switches, dimmers, thermostats, energy monitors, motion sensors, appliance modules,key fobs, door/window sensors, etc.
  • Security related devices are work in progress
  • Reverse Engineered the ZWave Protocol
  • Easy to add support for new devices
  • Fully Documented Code Base
  • Includes simple examples to demonstrate how to interface to the code
  • Python wrappers available e.g. here.
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    This looks like a great library, and it supports my controller (Aeon Z-Stick), but I was hoping to find something with a ready-to-go mesh network overview gui (or command-line output). i don't see any such offerings from the OpenZWave library, and if I can't find another solution, I'll use this library to write a quick and dirty version of the tool i'm looking for. thank you. Nov 26, 2014 at 18:44
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    If you use the python wrappers it should be only a dozen or so lines to make a command line tool & slightly more to add a basic GUI with something like wxPython. Nov 26, 2014 at 18:59

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