The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to developing and advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, announced that Vivint Smart Home, a smart home company and long-time adopter of Z-Wave, has joined the Z-Wave Alliance as its newest principal member, which also includes a seat on the organization’s Board of Directors.
In 2020, the Z-Wave Alliance transitioned to a nonprofit standards development organization and has been actively recruiting members of the smart home and IoT to join the new member-driven organizational structure. The current roster of Alliance board members includes Alarm.com, ASSA ABLOY, LEEDARSON, Ring, Silicon Labs, StratIS, and Qolsys, most recently appointing principal member ADT in November 2020.
Vivint delivers an integrated smart home security system which includes a number of Z-Wave certified devices across home security, access control, lighting and more.
“Vivint is a long-time advocate of Z-Wave technology and recognizes its benefits for creating seamless user experiences for our customers,” said Jim Nye, chief product officer at Vivint Smart Home. “As we embark on a new year, we are looking forward to our partnership with the Z-Wave Alliance and to supporting Z-Wave’s growth in the larger smart home market in 2021 and beyond.”
Mitch Klein, director of strategic partnerships – IoT, Silicon Labs and executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, added, “We are delighted that Vivint has committed to driving the Z-Wave standard forward under our new member-driven SDO organization. We remain dedicated to our members and to advancing the Z-Wave technology as an open standard for smart home. Given Vivint’s impressive background in smart home, and long-standing commitment to supporting Z-Wave technology, the Alliance is thrilled to have their continued support.”
For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, visit http://z-wavealliance.org.