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Z-Wave Alliance announces new membership tiers

May 19, 2023SSN Staff

BEAVERTON, OR – Standards development organization the Z-Wave Alliance has announced two new levels of membership offerings. The Z-Wave Alliance said that these new tiers were created to broaden the organization’s reach, foster innovation, and add opportunities for membership involvement that supports the growth of the alliance. The new tiers consist of Individual Academic Member, which is for individual members of the teaching staff of a college, university, or similar higher...

membership, Mitch Klein, Z-Wave, Z-Wave Alliance

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RoomMe introduces event-driven, on-demand occupancy reporting

June 9, 2020SSN Staff

TEL AVIV, Israel—Intellithings, creator of RoomMe, a patented intelligent room presence monitoring system highlighted on page 20 of Security Systems News’ May 2020 Product Spotlight section, recently announced support for IFTTT, including an action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports. This update is available on the RoomMe app and is compatible with IFTTT-connected alarm and security systems. Leveraging patented Presence Sensing Technology (PST), RoomMe leverages...

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, DIY security systems, DIY systems, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Intellithings, RoomMe, Z-Wave, Zigbee

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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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Silicon Labs acquires Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Business

April 25, 2018Paul Ragusa

AUSTIN, Texas—Silicon Labs announced this week the completed acquisition of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave business for $240 million in an all-cash transaction.“With Z-Wave now being a part of Silicon Labs we have really created an IoT powerhouse,” Raoul Wijgergangs, VP/GM of the Z-Wave Business in Silicon Labs, told Security Systems News. “Every short-range IoT technology is now combined into one company, so I believe that any company that is looking to do something with low-power...

Raoul Wijgergangs, Sigma Designs, Silicon Labs, Tyson Tuttle, Z-Wave

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'Timing is perfect' for Honeywell upgrade solution release

July 2, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Honeywell just introduced a new solution enabling dealers to offer affordable home automation upgrades to more than 10 million customers—and a company executive says the release of Honeywell's VISTA Automation Module or “VAM” couldn't have come at a better moment.That's because dealers are already reaching out to existing customers to do a radio upgrade as the 2G sunset approaches, Alan Stoddard, senior director of marketing for Honeywell Security Products...

Alan Stoddard, ESX, home automation, Honeywell, physical security, SSN, VAM, VISTA, Z-Wave

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Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

April 16, 2014Martha Entwistle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Software platform provider iControl is one step closer to providing “smart home solutions for every household in the world,” with the April 9 acquisition of Blacksumac, iControl marketing director Greg Roberts told Security Systems News.Blacksumac makes a Wi-Fi-enabled “home awareness and automation device” called Piper. IControl is the connected home technology software platform used by ADT's Pulse, and a number of cable companies, including Comcast's...

Blacksumac, connected home technology, Greg Roberts, iControl, physical security, Piper, Russell Ure, SSN, Z-Wave

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Talking panels and keypads with Don Childers

March 5, 2014Leif Kothe

The next day he went down to a security company—Lake Norman Security Controls—to inquire about a job. After speaking to Childers, the owner told him he needed one more year of experience, and then he'd “welcome me back and I'd have a job.” Exactly 365 days later, Childers returned to the company and met with the owner, who remembered him from a year before. “I didn't imagine he'd remember me,” Childers said. “But the next day he called me and told me I had...

access control, Don Childers, Honeywell LYNX 5100, physical security, Security Central, YALE, Z-Wave

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Honeywell to display connected home solutions at CEDIA

September 10, 2013SSN Staff

DENVER—Honeywell Security will display its latest home control, remote services and security solutions at its booth at the CEDIA Expo home technology show, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center here. Expo attendees can learn about Open API, which provides the ability to create custom apps and numerous opportunities for system integration, and how third-party solution providers work with Honeywell's VISTA systems. Dealers/installers also can learn how to earn more money every...

CEDIA Expo, Honeywell, Honeywell Total Connect, open api, VISTA, Z-Wave

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Honeywell expands capabilities for Total Connect

June 10, 2013SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell's home automation platform, Total Connect is now supported by the company's Tuxedo Touch home controller, according to a news release. The expanded offering enables users to remotely control Z-Wave thermostats, lights, door locks, shades and video via compatible mobile devices, allowing customers to manage their homes remotely. The Tuxedo Touch offers a touchscreen and a full-color, 7-inch display that allows the controller to communicate with other devices on the Z-Wave...

Alan Stoddard, home automation, Honeywell, physical security, SSN, Total Connect, Tuxedo Touch, Z-Wave

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DMP panels 'newer, faster, more improved'

June 7, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—A new series of control panels from Digital Monitoring Products benefits dealers because the panels have extra speed and features and are affordable, according to the operations manager for Atlas Security, based here.“There are so many features built onto the panel and yeah, the speed is great and the price is awesome too,” Ryan Wade told Security Systems News.The XR150, XR350 and XR550 control panels were released this spring, according to Lew Kramer, applications...

Digital Monitoring Products, DMP, Ryan Wade, Security Systems News, Z-Wave

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