The Z-Wave Alliance, the open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, has welcomed ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance board of directors. Owner of lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock, and ABLOY, 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,” said 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.”
The ASSA ABLOY Group is a global leader in door-opening solutions, manufacturing a range of products for commercial and consumer markets. The group has a complete range of door opening products, solutions and services for institutional, commercial and consumer markets, and a worldwide leading position in smart door locks. Currently offering Z-Wave enabled smart door locks, ASSA ABLOY made big news recently with the acquisition of August Home, another Alliance member and manufacturer of Z-Wave smart lock solutions.
“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,” commented 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.