The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to developing and advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, has announced that Vivint Smart Home, Inc., has joined the Z-Wave Alliance as its newest Principal Member.
Z-Wave also points out that Vivint’s membership also includes a seat on the organization’s Board of Directors.
In 2020, the Z-Wave Alliance transitioned to a non-profit standards development organization and has been actively recruiting leaders in smart home and IoT to join the new member-driven organizational structure.
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,” says 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.”
“We are delighted that Vivint has committed to driving the Z-Wave standard forward under our new member-driven SDO organization,” said Mitch Klein, director of strategic partnerships – IoT, Silicon Labs/executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “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.”