The Z-Wave Alliance has announced the addition of home security leader Ring as a Principal Member. To continue to prioritize cybersecurity, interoperability, and innovation in the ecosystem, the Amazon-backed home security leader will also have a seat on the Alliance Board of Directors.
Ring joins existing Alliance BoD members ADT, Alarm.com, ASSA ABLOY, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, Leedarson, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, Silicon Labs, and SmartThings.
The Ring Alarm Security Kit, which includes a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range extender are the first set of products currently available on the market that support SmartStart, a feature that is designed to make setting up devices quick and simple. The implementation of SmartStart is mandatory for devices built on the new Z-Wave 700 platform. The Alliance also announced a change to certification for the next generation of Z-Wave IoT Devices – Z-Wave Plus v2 certification offers a suite of new features designed to enhance and simplify the smart home setup experience.
The Z-Wave Alliance membership is now over 700 members worldwide with 3000 smart home and IoT certified devices on the market and to date, over 100 million Z-Wave IoT products have shipped worldwide