The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of today will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.
The deal with Lounea represents an international breakthrough for Viva Labs, which established a UK-based sales office last Autumn to drive growth in the European market.
Leviton's Greg Rhoades Discusses Automation Solutions, Partnerships and Forward Thinking in European and North American Markets
The first progenies of the BitWise Developer Program are a Z-Wave module by ADA and a Philips Hue module by controlHome. These modules act as time-savers for integrators on jobsites because they're pre-baked with the programming and interfaces in one simple drag-and-drop package.
Z-Wave Provides the Corner Stone for Adding Sensors to Professional Security Networks
With a decade's experience in designing and manufacturing connected-home accessories, Aeon Labs continues to set its sights on responding to evolving industry needs. This year the company will use its presence at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam to highlight 4 new Z-Wave devices each crafted to cater to distinct, emerging consumer trends.
The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing its integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016.
The synopsis for Breaking Bulbs Briskly by Bogus Broadcastsmentions the promise of smart energy and building automation, as well as the many unintended vulnerabilities that are introduced in the rush to bring IoT devices to market. The researchers believe “the ability to physically damage hardware by abusing network access is particularly interesting.” I agree. Frustrated by the “lack of functionality in current Z-Wave hacking tools,” ShmooCon presenters Joseph Hall and Ben Ramsey created and released a new, open source EZ-Wave tool. Not only did the duo discuss how to use the tool for pen-testing Z-Wave wireless automation networks, they also discussed “a rapid process for destroying florescent lights.” They added, “Once access is gained to an automated lighting system, regardless of the protocol used, we demonstrate how to destroy florescent lamps rated for 30K hours within a single night of abuse.” Full Article:
Remote alarm system monitoring device by Nu Tech Software Solutions, Inc is named the newest winner of the Z-Wave Labs IoT competition
Proof of concept illustrates company's expertise and ability to effectively port over to new and strategic protocols
With 375 member companies, 1500 certified Z-Wave products and 50M devices in the market, Z-Wave Alliance will tackle big topics in 2016.
From ElectronicHouse: There are a wide variety of technology platforms, or protocols, on which a smart home can be built. Each one is, essentially, its own language. Each language speaks to the various connected devices and instructs them to perform a function. Choosing a smart home protocol can be tricky business. Obviously, you want one that will support a large number of devices, as well as one that offers the best possible device interoperability (the ability for devices to talk to each other). But there are also other factors to consider, such as power consumption, bandwidth and, of course, cost. Following is an overview of some of the most popular home technology platforms on the market. While not intended to be the “be-all, end-all” treatise on which protocol is best for your smart home project, it’s a great place to start. Cont'd...
With over 20 years of leadership in the CE and smart home channels, Klein takes leadership reigns at the Alliance at pivotal point in Z-Wave growth.
Z-Wave Labs is a brand new competition to support and incentivize IoT innovation on the Z-Wave platform.
Specialized Technical Services Company Joins the Alliance and Ensures that IoT Product & Solution Providers Can Enable Their Customers to Realize Convenience, Control and Simplicity from IoT Innovations
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Revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 4x4 (Four Zone, Four Source) Distributed Audio System from Leviton Security & Automation
Leviton Security & Automation's 4x4 is the perfect affordable solution for homes and small businesses. The powerful yet compact Hi-Fi 2 plays music from devices you already own (or those you wish to purchase), and is so easy to operate that anyone can enjoy it. Use the free app on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to control audio sources, volume levels, etc. Use the optional Bluetooth input to wirelessly stream music from your tablet, notebook, or smartphone!"