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Zigbee's Project CHIP standard becoming a reality

September 8, 2020SSN Staff

DAVIS, Calif.—Zigbee Alliance’s Project Connected Home over IP Working Group recently updated the industry on its progress, outlining the Project’s growth and introducing the newly detailed architectural stack diagram for the open standard. Here’s a summary of the details as well as a link to the working group’s full blog post:  December 2019 – the date the group set out to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry.  September...

Assa Abloy, Resideo, smart home, Zigbee, Zigbee Alliance


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Monitoring

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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Essence Group joins Zigbee Alliance

June 8, 2020SSN Staff

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence Group, provider of IoT solutions for security, connected home and healthcare, joined Zigbee Alliance as a member in the Project Connected Home over IP initiative. The company will contribute to developing and promoting the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products with security as a fundamental design tenet.  “Essence is excited to join in and contribute to the standard by bringing its vast 25 years...

Essence Group, IoT, open protocol, Smart Home Security, Zigbee, Zigbee Alliance


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Resideo joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

January 6, 2020SSN Staff

DAVIS, Calif.—The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced that Resideo Technologies, Inc. has joined its Board of Directors. Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, Resideo will also play a vital role in the Connected Home Over IP project that aims to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers. “Resideo...

Resideo, smart home, smart home technology, Zigbee, Zigbee Alliance


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General News

Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance partner

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

SEATTLE and CUPERTINO, MOUNTAIN VIEW and DAVIS, Calif.—Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Zigbee Alliance board member companies are also onboard to join the working group and contribute to the project.Called the Connected Home over IP project, the project's goal is to simplify development for manufacturers and...

Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Apple, Google, smart home, smart home technology, smart homes, Zigbee


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On The Editor's Desk

Yale and Comcast team up

August 22, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Yale Locks & Hardware announced that smart locks from its Assure Lock line can now be connected to Comcast's Xfinity Home service, its home security and home automation solution, when purchased with a Yale Zigbee Network Module. “We're delighted to partner with Xfinity Home and have our Assure Lock line play a critical role securing front doors across the country,” Jason Williams, president, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group, which includes Yale Residential, said in the announcement....

Assa Abloy, Comcast, Xfinity Home, Yale Locks & Hardware, Zigbee


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Residential

Google's new patent factors in resi security

March 16, 2015SSN Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Home security is on Google's agenda, according to its recently acquired patent for “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.”The patent, filed last fall and published this March, includes the offering of “security scores” to alert customers if they are correctly using their security systems, according to Venture Beat.In addition to a number of smart home features, the Google patent details its “smart doorknob” and “smart doorbell.”The...

Google, Zigbee


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Kwikset teams up with ADI

May 30, 2013SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a manufacturer of access control solutions, is offering its suite of SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology for both Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless protocols at ADI branches in North America, according to a company statement. The new distribution agreement satisfies growing demand for wireless security and home automation solutions. “We fully expect to see home automation continue to push into the mainstream in 2013 as there are signs this technology is...

access control, ADI, Home Connect, Kwikset, physical security, SmartCode, SSN, Z-Wave, Zigbee


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General News

Proprietary 'smart home' systems losing ground to open standards

March 6, 2013Rich Miller

Annual shipments of proprietary wireless technologies for home automation are expected to double by 2017, but proportionately their deployment in “smart homes” will be cut in half as service providers including ADT and AT&T drive a move toward open standards, according to a new report by IMS Research.IMS projects that shipments of proprietary wireless technologies will grow from less than 3 million nodes in 2012 to 6 million in 2017, primarily due to high-end automation suppliers maintaining...

ADT, AT&T, HVAC, IMS Research, Verizon, Z-Wave, Zigbee


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Suppliers

Comcast sells home security/home automation with iControl

June 16, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALO ALTO, Calif.—It's official: Comcast is selling home security and home automation services powered by iControl software in seven of its 18 markets across the country. The announcement was made by iControl, which is based here, on June 9. In the works for several years, this is the first national broadband provider partnership that iControl has officially announced. The software provider also has a major partnership with traditional home security company ADT, which introduced its interactive...

ADT, Comcast, iControl, Jim Johnson, Mitch Bowling, XFINITY, Zigbee


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