AUSTIN, Texas. — The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization that advances Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, has announced the addition of Vivint Smart Home as a principal member. Vivint will also have a seat on the Alliance board of directors.
Vivint Smart Home joins existing board members ADT, Alarm.com, ASSA ABLOY, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, Leedarson, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, Ring, Silicon Labs and SmartThings.
“Vivint was one of the first to standardize on Z-Wave as part of its smart home platform and has been a leader in the growing adoption of Z-Wave standards in the industry,” said Jim Nye, chief product operations officer at Vivint Smart Home, in a prepared statement. “Working with all our Z-Wave partners, we’ve been able to create an elegant and seamless customer experience. We’re excited to be a part of this Alliance and continue to drive innovation for smart home customers.”
Vivint says it offers a comprehensive suite of Z-Wave-enabled smart home products.
“As we close out 2019, we’re excited to welcome Vivint to our board of directors,” said Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, also in a statement. “Our current board of directors roster includes some of the most impactful brands leading the smart home market today. Vivint has been a long-time supporter of Z-Wave, and we look forward to the ideas and expertise they will bring to the Alliance and our members.”
According to the organization, the Z-Wave Alliance membership now exceeds 700 members worldwide with over 3,000 smart home and IoT certified devices on the market, and to date, more than 100 million Z-Wave IoT products have shipped worldwide.