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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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On The Editor's Desk

Smarter consumers, smarter homes

April 19, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

LOWELL, Mass.—Consumers see more clearly how smart home devices can directly benefit their lives, and are planning to purchase more smart home devices in the future, according to a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice Inc., a provider of premium technical services for IoT and cloud brands, and the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave. According to this second annual consumer benchmark survey, titled, “2016: Year of the Smart Device,”...

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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 of TEQ Charging,...

Dorrier Coleman, Jim Coleman, Jon Lewit, Mitchell Klein, Neil Lakomiak, ONVIF, Operational Security Systems Inc., Paul Ragusa, Pelco, Security Systems News


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Smart home presence up at CES 2017

January 11, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—With the 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapping up on Sunday, it is always fun to see what technology trends are coming out of the show and how these will influence the security industry. Over the past few years, the smart or connected home has made its way into the fabric of the show, growing in size and presence each year. Many prominent companies in the industry made big announcements at the show this year, including some notable unveils from ADT, Vivint, Alarm.com,...

ADT, alarm.com, Bosch, CES 2017, Jeff Lyman, Nortek Security & Control, Steve Connor, TechSec 2017, Vivint, Z-Wave Alliance


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Z-Wave Alliance aims to secure IoT

December 14, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

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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General News

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,...

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News and Notes

Got design in mind?

May 20, 2015Amy Canfield

You've heard the old real estate sales mantra: “Location, location, location.” For many in the residential security industry today, the new mantra is “Design, design, design.” At ISC West this year I met with a long list of security pros, from manufacturers to dealers to providers, most of whom proclaimed that on top of tech advancements their equipment was made “to look good.” They're right. Their designs are looking good. Panels, switches, sensors and more are...

Abode, ADT, Avi Rosenthal, Christopher Carney, Honeywell, Nortek, Residential Security, Security Systems News, Z-Wave Alliance


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Z-Wave Alliance offers its own brand of 'Shark Tank'

May 13, 2015Amy Canfield

The Z-Wave Alliance, the consortium of companies deploying Z-Wave's wireless control products and services, has launched Z-Wave Labs, a competition to support and provide incentive for IofT innovation on the Z-Wave platform. Winners—one chosen each month for 12 months—will receive alliance membership and IofT development kits. “We've all watched 'Shark Tank,' ” Avi Rosenthal, an alliance board member and VP of security and control for Nortek, said in an interview with Security...

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Residential

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

April 8, 2015Amy Canfield

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance will make its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year—including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world.For the first time, it will have a booth presence. Nine member-companies will exhibit at the 900-square-foot Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion.In past years, many member companies have had booths at the show, and Z-Wave Alliance held board meetings there and provided signage and other marketing materials for its...

Avi Rosenthal, ISC West, Z-Wave Alliance


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Residential

New options driving connected home growth

July 17, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

DALLAS—A survey of consumers by Parks Associates found that the more features homeowners have in a home control system, the more likely they are to recommend the system to family and friends.That means service providers who offer a full suite of home control options “have the advantage in this early market,” according to Tom Kerber, director of research on home controls and energy at Parks Associates, a market research company based here.Also, he said, consumers who had a very positive...

home automation, Parks Associates, physical security, Sigma Designs, SSN, Tom Kerber, Z-Wave Alliance


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