The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to developing and advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, has announced that ADT, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions for consumers and businesses, has joined the Z-Wave Alliance as a new Principal Member.
By joining as a principal member ADT is granted a seat on the Z-Wave board of directors, and this news follows an August 2020 announcement in which Z-Wave announced its incorporation as an independent non-profit standards development organization.
As the newest Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance, ADT joins other industry leaders including Alarm.com, Assa Abloy, Leedarson, Ring, Silicon Labs, StratIS, and Qolsys in advancing Z-Wave technology.
“As a principal member of the Z-Wave Alliance, ADT will collaborate with other smart home industry innovators to advance standards that create helpful user experiences and are rooted in security and privacy,” says Raya Sevilla, senior vice president of product at ADT.
“ADT has a longstanding history of contributing to smart home security standards development, and we’re eager to continue that tradition within the newly organized Z-Wave Alliance.”
“The Z-Wave Alliance has stood as an IoT and smart home industry leader for over a decade and our transition into a fully ratified standards development organization has progressed both rapidly and with monumental contribution and support from our members,” adds Mitch Klein, executive director for the Z-Wave Alliance.