The Z-Wave Alliance is introducing an integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016. The integrator level membership and installer certification, first introduced at CEDIA EXPO in the US, is available globally to installation companies looking to grow their knowledge base, build relationships with smart home manufacturers, and become experts in Z-Wave deployments.
"Integrators play a crucial role in the deployment of the smart home, and we want to ensure they have the necessary background and resources to leave happy customers," said Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "With the installer training and integrator membership option, the Alliance is providing the resources and tools dealers crave while building a community for all our members."
Membership benefits include access to Z-Wave Alliance integrator forums and working groups, as well as technical resources for deployment, troubleshooting, design, and testing of Z-Wave products. As the new integrator membership unfolds, additional benefits will be available including access to a brand new dedicated installer tool and discounts from select Alliance manufacturer and service provider members.
Integrators who join at the new membership level will receive unlimited access to the brand new Z-Wave Certified Installer Training for their employees. The training will provide installers with tools, best practices, protocols, and rules for successful Z-Wave installations. At ISE, integrators who sign up at this membership level will receive 50% off the joining fee.
Completion of the course, which spans two interactive 60-90 minute sections with a completion test, will earn installers CEDIA CEU credits and electricians and security professionals can apply for CEUs in their specific state. The course will feature the history of Z-Wave and the Alliance as well as the fundamental concepts, foundation and architecture of Z-Wave. It will include how-to guides on adding nodes, configuring the mesh network and working with routers. The second half of the course takes a deeper dive into interoperability, building materials, signal attenuation and other installer-specific issues surrounding designing and implementing a Z-Wave network in a real-life smart home.
Full details on the new membership options and the full Z-Wave Certified Installer Training are available on the Z-Wave Alliance member site. For updates from Z-Wave at the show, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook,Twitter and on LinkedIn and the #ISE2016 hashtag.