ASSA ABLOY Joins Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors Smart Door Locks Manufacturer Takes a Leadership Role in the Alliance to Help further Z-Wave Adoption and to Support Global Sales of Z-Wave LocksBy RS Staff Published: December 26, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 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. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.