Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes ASSA ABLOY to Board of Directors

ASSA ABLOY will participate in developing global Z-Wave product requirements and in promoting Z-Wave enabled digital smart locks worldwide.

FREMONT, Calif. — The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors.

ASSA ABLOY  joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs.

“ASSA ABLOY was already a leader in the smart lock industry and is clearly making moves to become a global force in smart security and connected access control,” says Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, “The entire Alliance will benefit from ASSA ABLOY’s contribution to the Board of Directors and leadership in the future.”

ASSA ABLOY recently made waves by acquiring smart lock maker August Home, another Alliance member and manufacturer of Z-Wave smart lock solutions.

August founder Jason Johnson said the acquistion will complement ASSA ABLOY’s Yale Lock brand and its products, which include a selection of smart lock products including ones that utilize Z-Wave.

“We have strongly supported Z-Wave through our Yale smart locks and plan to play an even bigger role as a decision maker in the growing Z-Wave Alliance,” explains Kevin Kraus, director, technology and integration support for Yale Residential at ASSA ABLOY Americas. “As a Board member, we want to help in developing global Z-Wave product requirements as we build out our smart lock offerings in various regions around the world.

As a principal member, ASSA ABLOY will participate in developing global Z-Wave product requirements and in promoting Z-Wave enabled digital smart locks worldwide, according to the company.

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