ADT has become a principal member and a member of the board of directors for the Z-Wave Alliance, Milpitas, Calif.,an open global consortium of companies deploying Z-Wave, an ecosystem for wireless control products and services. As the largest security system provider in the United States, ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, ADT has been helping to protect homes and businesses for nearly 140 years while serving more than 6.5 million customers throughout North America. The company's ADT Pulse®home security and automation system is in part powered by Z-Wave.

“We welcome ADT, a long time Alliance member and key proponent of Z-Wave technology, to the board of directors,” said Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. “ADT has been at the forefront of extending Z-Wave throughout the North American residential and small business security market with its award-winning Pulse System. Along with our other board members, ADT will help provide direction for the continued success of Z-Wave into existing and future markets.”

Steve Shapiro, vice president of Industry Relations for ADT said, “ADT has been a major supporter of Z-Wave technology, which is used extensively throughout our product and service offerings. In becoming a principal member, we look forward to helping map further growth for Z-Wave throughout the security and automation markets, and to extending the technology’s leadership position.”

The addition of ADT to the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors was enthusiastically received by its fellow Principal Alliance members. “Jasco Products Company would like to welcome Steve Shapiro to the Z-Wave Board of Directors,” said Keith Lashley, vice president of Product Development for Jasco Products. “ADT and Steve are longtime supporters of Z-Wave, and Jasco Products is very pleased to have ADT as a part of the Z-Wave Board of Directors. Steve will be able to offer the board valuable insight and consumer feedback that will continue to help all of us to create great products for the Z-Wave ecosystem.”

Said George Land, General Manager of Ingersoll Rand’s Nexia Home Intelligence, “As a leader in the DIY segment of the connected home market, Nexia Home Intelligence welcomes ADT, a leader in the professionally monitored security system segment of the connected home market, to the Board of the Z-Wave Alliance.  ADT’s commitment to the Z-Wave Alliance demonstrates well-rounded support for Z-Wave from all segments of the market: connected products, DIY connected systems, and professionally monitored security systems.” 

Added Mary Miller, Sr. Director Corporate Marketing Sigma Designs, “Sigma Designs is proud to welcome ADT to the Board of Directors. ADT enjoys a unique position of trust and stature with consumers, thanks, in part, to the popularity of the company's Z-Wave-based Pulse home control systems. We look forward to working with the ADT team to deliver the next generation of smart home and business solutions, powered by Z-Wave.”

Since its introduction to the market in 2005, Z-Wave has been the wireless technology of choice for the residential and commercial security markets. More than 90 percent of the smart security systems in the United States are powered by Z-Wave, and the technology has a presence in hospitality industry, home and commercial energy management, and monitored solutions for the growing senior monitoring sector.  Adopted by more than 250 worldwide market leaders and featuring more than 1,000 certified products in its ecosystem, Z-Wave is fully interoperable between all brands and is fully backward-compatible between versions.