Who is zee new ally of ADT?

Why it's Z- Wave. ADT's gone and joined the Z-Wave Alliance, the company announced in a press release today. What's the Z-Wave Alliance? Here's how they describe it.
Home control has been the subject of science fiction and futuristic magazine articles for years. But the reality has been rather disappointing. What home control systems have been available until now are either too expensive, too difficult to install and use and too limited in their scope. The Z-Wave Alliance has changed all of that. It is a consortium of leading independent manufacturers who have agreed to build wireless home control products based on the Zensys' Z-Wave open standard. Having this standard means every product that bears the Z-Wave mark will work with all other Z-Wave products, with no special programming, regardless of who originally manufacturers the item. As a result, total home control has been made simple, accessible and affordable to consumers everywhere.
What does this mean to you? Stay tuned. I'll be talking to ADT and Z-Wave before the end of the week. And here's the press release.
Milipitas, CA – October 21, 2009 – The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies dedicated to building home control products based on Z-Wave wireless technology, today announced the addition of its newest member, ADT Security Services. “We’re thrilled to have the world’s number one electronic security services provider, ADT, join the Z-Wave Alliance,” said Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. “They are a giant in the industry with a highly-respected brand and an incredible customer base.” Besides ADT, other companies providing access control solutions in the growing global Z-Wave ecosystem include Schlage, Black & Decker and Wayne-Dalton. Earlier this year, ADT announced the development of a new interactive services solution that will help revolutionize the way homes and businesses are protected and managed. The new solution will provide ADT home and business customers with a variety of service enhancements and is expected to launch early next year. “With interactive services, we intend to better connect people with their homes and business owners with their facilities to help make life safer, more convenient and to enhance productivity,” said Don Boerema, chief marketing officer for ADT. “By joining the Z-Wave Alliance, we are expanding our partnerships with a number of leading companies to deliver very compelling solutions to customers nationwide.”


Interesting how ADT chose Z-Wave over Zigbee. There has been a mini war going on between the Z-Wave Alliance and the Zigbee Alliance for a few years, but until now they have been battling over a market that does not really exist.
No doubt the Z-Wave versus Zigbee debate will spill over into the security industry.