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Monitoring Matters

Smarter Choices, Smarter Homes

January 19, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

Smart home devices have become commonplace in the residential landscape for the better part of a decade now. Streaming devices, TVs, appliances, thermostats, and of course, security devices such as Wi-fi cameras, video doorbells and door locks are all considered to be “smart” in the sense that they can be controlled to perform tasks around the house that offer convenience, peace of mind and cost savings to homeowners. To offer a clearer picture of the current smart home device landscape,...

Mitchell Klein, smart home technology, Z-Wave Alliance

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Also Noted

Z-Wave Alliance releases 2022 State of the Ecosystem report

January 5, 2022SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, announced the release of its third-annual Z-Wave State of the Ecosystem Report. The newly available report, fielded in cooperation with Interpret, leverages a mix of syndicated data to provide a baseline of the overall smart home market landscape as well as data collected from a custom quantitative survey of 1,500 U.S.- based smart home device owners. The report...

Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance

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Silicon Labs and Z-Wave Alliance expand smart home ecosystem

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance announced plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard, available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. Semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the 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 organization for...

Interoperability, Mitchell Klein, Silicon Labs, smart home technology, smart homes, Z-Wave, Z-Wave Alliance

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Qolsys' second generation panel ships

August 15, 2017Paul Ragusa

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The Qolsys IQ Panel 2, which officially began shipping through North American distribution locations this summer, offers new features and technology designed specifically for security dealers.“The IQ Panel 2 is the culmination of four years of engineering passion to bring leading-edge innovation to the security market,” Qolsys CEO Dave Pulling said in a prepared statement. “The IQ Panel 2 is a realization of Qolsys' best-in-class technology partnerships with...

Curtis Kindred, Dan Kerzner, Dave Pulling, Mike Hackett, Mitchell Klein, Qolsys

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General News

The future of IoT: Taming security's wild west

March 29, 2017Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—A lot is being done when it comes to ensuring that IoT devices are cybersecure, integrated and valuable to end users. Five panelists at a TechSec Solutions session explored exactly what the industry is doing to rein in the technology. Paul Ragusa, editor of Security Systems News and the panel's moderator, asked each of the panelists to say what the term IoT means to them. “The Internet of Things is a broad [term],” Dorrier Coleman, co-founder and CTO...

2017, Dorrier Coleman, Jim Coleman, Jon Lewit, Mitchell Klein, Neil Lakomiak, ONVIF, Operational Security Systems Inc., Paul Ragusa, Pelco, Security Systems News (SSN), TechSec Solutions, TEQ Charging, UL, Z-Wave Alliance

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On The Editor's Desk

Z-Wave Alliance aims to secure IoT

December 14, 2016Paul Ragusa

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, is adding a security requirement to its long-standing interoperability certification. According to Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director, the Alliance Board of Directors voted to mandate all devices receiving Z-Wave Certification after April 2nd, 2017 to include the new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework, an important addition to the Alliance's certification program that will require...

IoT, Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance

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Z-Wave Alliance to include integrators

September 2, 2015Spencer Ives

FREMONT, Calif.—Mitchell Klein, the new executive director for the Z-Wave Alliance, said the alliance is broadening its scope to include integrators and installers.Klein told Security Systems News he wants to “complete and launch the installer-level certification for Z-Wave, and—at the same time—get a new category of membership, which we're going to be calling the 'Integrator Member.'”These initiatives were “in the works” before his appointment, he said,...

Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance

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