Z-Wave Alliance Reaches 600 Members, Surpasses 2100 Certified Smart Home Devices
In addition to increasing membership and device numbers, the Z-Wave Alliance also revealed its new membership specifically for professional installers.
FREMONT, Calif. — The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, revealed a new growth report for the Z-Wave ecosystem, detailing achievements to date.
The Z-Wave Alliance now boasts over 600 member companies and a certified device portfolio of over 2100 Z-Wave certified devices in the market.
In 2017, 98% of new certifications were Z-Wave Plus, with overall Z-Wave Plus certifications making up nearly half of the 2100 lifetime total.
Z-Wave Plus is an advanced technology platform that enhances the end-user experience, delivers top-levels of security and makes installations even faster and easier to install and set up, according to the Alliance.
Since January 2017, over 150 companies globally have joined the Z-Wave Alliance including August Home, Toshiba Visual Systems and CenturyLink.
The Z-Wave Alliance is also working to ensure consumers who want assistance with the planning and installation of a smart home system can find a professional to help them.
The Alliance created a membership level for professional installers (A/V integrators, security dealers, service provider technicians), training tools and a Certified Installer Toolkit to assist in installing Z-Wave. The Alliance currently has over 175 integrator members and counting.
“Z-Wave continues to grow exponentially and shatter records, both in certified devices available to consumers and global companies supporting the advancement of the standard,” says Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “We know this increased momentum is due to Z-Wave’s interoperability, security, network strength and diverse ecosystem; it really is a solution that’s custom built for the connected home.”
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