The Z-Wave Alliance announced the completion of the Z-Wave Source Code project, which has been published and made available on GitHub to Alliance members. The Z-Wave Source Code Project opens development of Z-Wave and enables members to contribute code to shape the future of the protocol under the supervision of the new OS Work Group (OSWG). The goal of the project is to provide a rich development environment that contains the relevant source code and sample applications to those seeking to play a direct role in the advancement of the Z-Wave standard.
Silicon Labs announced plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. With this change, semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the leading smart home standard, and develop and supply sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks.
Baldwin Hardware unveiled Baldwin Touchscreen with Z-Wave technology, which allows it to wirelessly communicate with security and home automation systems. Beautifully Baldwin, the new TouchScreen combines SecureScreen and Z-Wave technology with bold Baldwin design to create a simple electronic solution. Available as Stand Alone or with Z-Wave to provide maximum choices. Simply activate the screen with your fingertips and enter a four- to eight-digit code for easy unlocking.
Interlogix introduces Simon XTi-5i, a self-contained, wireless security system. An update to the Simon XTi-5 system, the new platform supports 80 wireless zones, features a 5-inch color LCD touchscreen and is compatible with a wide range of devices through leading service providers. The new system features a selectable user interface that matches the Alarm.com interactive services mobile application in color, style and icons – simplifying the user experience.
abode systems announced a major new integration with smart lock manufacturer, Danalock at CES 2019. In January 2019, the sleek, easy-to-install, retrofit Danalock V3 smart lock featuring Z-Wave and Bluetooth connectivity will be available to be directly integrated into the abode DIY home security system for even greater smart home control and security.
The Z-Wave Alliance is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and commence with a keynote by Katelyn Mason of Google on The Future of the Intelligent Interactions, with insight into future products that will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness.
Sigma Designs® announced that a cumulative lifetime 100M Z-Wave modules have shipped into the smart home market. With hundreds of customers shipping over 2,400 interoperable Z-Wave devices, Sigma Designs highlighted that the recipient of the 100 millionth module was the smart home service provider and long-time customer of Sigma Designs, Vivint Smart Home. Services such as professionally monitored security are currently driving the smart home market.
Yale Commercial announced at ISC West 2018 the expansion of its nexTouch™ digital keypad door lock line with a new sectional mortise lock platform. The nexTouch Sectional Mortise Keypad Lock an ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified mortise lock that offers robust security for a wide range of commercial and multi-family applications, either as a standalone lock or integrated into a scalable access control system via plug-in modules. Comprised of a durable mortise lock body, the nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock features a separate keypad, lever and optional security deadbolt.
Control4 Corporation announced the immediate availability of the Control4® CA-1 Automation Controller. The CA-1 enables Control4 Dealers to provide an orchestrated smart home experience for homeowners interested in lighting, temperature control, and security. The new controller is designed to appeal to home builders, MDU developers, and hoteliers, giving them a way to differentiate with the inclusion of the most sought-after smart home experiences.
Interlogix® announces new features and components of its UltraSync™ SmartHome system that will provide homeowners with more convenient, improved home security and automation solutions. Hands-free voice control, second-generation, high-definition cameras, an LTE cellular module and a soon-to-be-released doorbell camera will be on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
How cheap is too cheap? D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems and pricey security systems. It’s now planning on opening up its system to many more accessories, judging by the DCH-G020 connected home hub that just passed through the FCC.