libzwaveip - Control Z-Wave devices from your IP network
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Adding the ability to store user defined context against a zconnection
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libzwaveip - Control Z-Wave devices from your IP network

libzwaveip makes it easy to control Z-Wave devices from your IP network via a Z/IP Gateway. A Z/IP Gateway binary for Raspberry Pi is available here:

Questions? Please use the discussion forum at

Example applications

Two example applications are provided: reference_client and reference_listener. The reference_client is a command line client for adding, removing and sending commands to Z-Wave nodes. The Z-Wave listener listens for notifications from the Z-Wave network. When a notification arrives it is decoded and pretty-printed.

Build instructions for Raspberry Pi

To get started quickly, use we recommend that you use the Raspberry Pi image we have prepared. Follow these instructions to build the libzwaveip reference_client and reference_listener:

  1. Prepare the Raspberry Pi SD image according to the instructions at
  2. SSH into the Raspberry Pi
  3. Run the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cmake libssl-dev libavahi-client-dev libxml2-dev libbsd-dev libncurses5-dev git
$ git clone
$ cd libzwaveip
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make

To test the reference_client, make sure the zipgateway is running and connect to it:

$ ./reference_client -s <IP of ZIP Gateway>

See section "Working with the Reference Z/IP client" in this guide for instructions on using the reference_client.