The Zigbee Alliance recently announced that Resideo Technologies, Inc. has joined its Board of Directors. A global provider of intuitive, connected home solutions, Resido manufactures a broad array of smart home solutions, with many under the Honeywell Home brand. The company has controls in more than 150 million homes worldwide and focuses on offering consumers a simpler, more intuitive smart home experience to help keep families and loved ones safe, comfortable and secure.
With more than 130 years of residential heritage, Resideo is focused on protecting a home’s four main networks: air, water, energy, and security. The organization offers homeowners more than 4,000 partner connections through its expansive ‘Works with Honeywell Home’ API program. Additionally through its network of more than 110,000 professionals, Resideo customers can learn about solutions to help protect property, conserve water, and reduce energy costs.
“Resideo is synonymous with residential home controls, having created the original thermostat when it was still part of Honeywell,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance in a statement. “Fast forward to 2020 and they are now a leader across the connected home and bring tremendous technological resources to our Alliance. Their breadth of connected solutions allows companies using the Zigbee protocol in their products to help simplify the smart home experience for consumers.”
Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, such as Amazon and Apple, Resideo will play a vital role in the “Connected Home over IP” project, which aims to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.
“As a global leader in the connected home industry, it’s our responsibility to partner with other established companies to help drive standards and value for the intelligent living landscape,” said Scott Harkins, vice president and general manager, Connected Home, Resideo in a statement. “We take an open architecture approach, and our involvement in industry standards organizations like the Zigbee Alliance helps set the course for market players and facilities to have stronger compatibility between products and ecosystems to make smart home connections easier for homeowners.”
For more information about the Zigbee Alliance, its open IoT technologies, Project Connected Home over IP, or how to get involved to bring about good change for the industry, visit www.zigbeealliance.org.