ADT has become a Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance, and a Member of its Board of Directors.
ADT has been helping to protect American homes and businesses for nearly 140 years. The company serves over 6.5 million customers throughout North America, and operates more than 200 regional offices. The company's ADT Pulse home security and automation system is in part powered by Z-Wave.
"We welcome ADT, a long time alliance member and key proponent of Z-Wave technology, to the Board of Directors," said Z-Wave Alliance chairman Mark Walters. "ADT has been at the forefront of extending Z-Wave throughout the North American residential and small business security market with its award-winning Pulse System. Along with our other board members, ADT will help provide direction for the continued success of Z-Wave into existing and future markets."
"ADT is pleased to join the Z-Wave Board of Directors," said Steve Shapiro, vice president of industry relations for ADT.“ADT has been a major supporter of Z-Wave technology, which is used extensively throughout our product and service offerings. In becoming a Principal Member, we look forward to helping map further growth for Z-Wave throughout the security and automation markets, and to extending the technology's leadership position."
The addition of ADT to the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors was enthusiastically received by fellow Principal Alliance members. "Jasco Products Company would like to welcome Steve Shapiro to the Z-Wave Board of Directors," said Keith Lashley, VP of product development for Jasco Products. "ADT and Steve are longtime supporters of Z-Wave, and Jasco Products is very pleased to have ADT as a part of the Z-Wave Board of Directors. Steve will be able to offer the board valuable insight and consumer feedback that will continue to help all of us to create great products for the Z-Wave ecosystem."
George Land, general manager of Ingersoll Rand's Nexia Home Intelligence, commented, “As a leader in the DIY segment of the connected home market, Nexia Home Intelligence welcomes ADT, a leader in the professionally monitored security system segment of the connected home market, to the board of the Z-Wave Alliance. ADT’s commitment to the Z-Wave Alliance demonstrates well-rounded support for Z-Wave from all segments of the market: connected products, DIY connected systems, and professionally monitored security systems.”
Since its introduction to the market in 2005, more than 90 percent of the smart security systems in the U.S. are powered by Z-Wave, and the technology has an extensive presence in hospitality industry, home and commercial energy management, and monitored solutions for the growing senior monitoring sector. Adopted by over 250 worldwide market leaders and featuring over 1,000 certified products in its ecosystem, Z-Wave is fully interoperable between all brands and is fully backward-compatible between versions.