Z-Wave Alliance News

CES 2020: Silicon Labs And Z-Wave Enhance Smart Home Ecosystem With Z-Wave Specification

Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance announce plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. With this change, semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the leading smart home standard and develop and supply sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks. The Z-Wave Alliance will expand to a standards development organizat...

New Technologies Driving The Smart Home And Security Markets

Industry experts predict that sensors in the home will reach a level of sophistication never considered in early versions of Smart Home. These devices will know when the house is empty and be able to shut off heating and cooling systems. Smart phone with geolocation will then tell it when the owner is on their way back so it can start adjusting the temperature to a comfortable level. And, it won’t just be lights that turn on and off. Sensors in washing machines will know that clothes have...

Why DIY Does Not Spell Doom For Professional Security Installers

There’s no question that the popularity of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) security and home automation products is on the rise. The reasons for the growth in DIY sales are numerous, including increased awareness of home automation products, fast set-up, limited (if any) installation costs, and interoperability with other smart security products. In fact, with the parallel rise of smart home hubs like Alexa and Google Home, many people are opting to attempt the set-up of smart home devices without an...

Z-Wave Alliance To Host Z-Wave Pavilion And Demonstrate Latest Z-Wave Solutions For Smart Home Security At ISC West 2019

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas, with Alliance members introducing and demonstrating their latest Z-Wave solutions. The Z-Wave Alliance offers security dealers and integrators the opportunity to interact with the latest Z-Wave technology in one central location as well as network with manufacturers that are leading the global smart home and IoT...

Smart Home Access Control Growth And The Future Of Door Security

There’s growing noise around smart homes and smarter security. You’ve probably heard it. But there is a place where access control and more have been smart for decades: the workplace. Home automation and IoT are still playing catch-up with the commercial sector. A new insights report from ASSA ABLOY and IFSEC Global — “The Smart Door Locks Report 2018” — measures just how fast consumer smart technology is running. According to a survey conducted for the repor...

Z-Wave Alliance To Host Annual Fall Summit 2018 With A Focus On Smart Home And IoT

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to the support and evangelism of the Z-Wave IoT standard, is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. The two-day event will take place at th...

ISC West 2018: Z-Wave Alliance Collaborates With PlumChoice On Tech Support Program For IoT And Smart Home Solutions

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, is announcing a new program with IoT services provider, PlumChoice to deliver an exclusive level of support options for Alliance members. The program will give members access to US-based trained and certified technicians who can assist their customers with the integration, installation and support of their smart home products. The ConnectedHome Expert program for Z-Wave Alliance members delivers an exclusive ch...

Z-Wave Alliance Highlights Smart Automated Security Solutions At ISC West 2018

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with member companies in home security. In its fourth year at ISC West, the Z-Wave Pavilion will feature a variety of member companies who will exhibit their smart home solutions and products, focusing specifically on the smart home security space. The Alliance is also announcing a unique partnership wi...

ISC West 2018 Preview: Cyber, Smart Homes And Drones

A few friends from the security industry will gather this April to see, hear and touch the latest technologies to make the world a safer place. Actually, more than a few: there will be more than 30,000 security professionals gathering at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 11-13 for the International Security Conference and Exposition, usually known as ISC West. Many of the attendees will be returning to what has become a yearly ritual. The site, the players, the pace and even atmosphere of ISC...

CES 2018: Security Technologies Influencing The Consumer Electronics Market

Security is more-than-ever linked to consumer electronics, especially in the residential/smart home market. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is therefore brimming with news that will have a direct impact on the security market, today and especially looking into the future. Products for the future of security   CES is a giant trade show for consumer electronics with 2.75 million net square feet of exhibitor space and featuring more than 3,900 exhibitors, including 900 startups - in contr...

ASSA ABLOY Joins Z-Wave Alliance’s Board Of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, today announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Smart Security And Connected Access Control &ldqu...

Sigma Designs' Ring Protect System Features Z-Wave SmartStart And Security 2 Technologies

Sigma Designs®, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for connected smart TV platforms and smart home IoT, is pleased to share that Ring has announced Ring Protect, the first products to feature the combination of Z-Wave Security 2 (S2) and Z-Wave SmartStart technologies. Z-Wave SmartStart Ring’s first professionally monitored alarm system deploys the latest Z-Wave advancements, S2 and SmartStart, in its base station, keypad, and sensors. Ring Protect can be self-i...