Addition of Security Powerhouse Solidifies Z-Wave as a Key Enabling Technology for Total Home Management
Milpitas, Calif. – October XX, 2010 –The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless home control, today announced the addition of 2GIG Technologies, a leader in the residential security industry and provider of one of the most innovative home security platforms on the market, as its newest principal member. 2GIG Technologies joins an impressive list of industry leaders including: Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Fakro, Ingersoll Rand, Leviton, Sigma Designs, and Universal Electronics. “The security alarm panel is evolving from a security solution into the hub for total home management – from lighting to energy management,” said Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. “And it’s the security vendors – such as 2GIG – that are leading the charge in innovation and deployments with services that solve multiple issues in the home all enabled by Z-Wave home control.”
Responding to the trends and consumer demand in the residential security landscape, 2GIG Technologies manufactured the first self-contained security and home management system, its GO!Control™ security panel, allowing consumers to monitor and control their home from any remote location.
“2GIG has been a member of the Z-Wave Alliance since 2009, and we’re thrilled to be invited as a principal member,” said Todd Santiago, President for 2GIG Technologies. “We are fully committed to Z-Wave and developing a wide range of Z-Wave-enabled security systems with remote wireless control and energy management functions.”
Formed in 2007 by former Honeywell Security® veterans Lance Dean and Scott Simon, 2GIG Technologies® manufactures the most technologically-advanced residential security and home management solutions in the industry. 2GIG introduces GO!Control™ – the first self-contained, all-in-one security and home management system. 2GIG Technologies is a member of the Z-Wave Alliance™, which enables 2GIG to provide customers with one of the most innovative, interactive home security platforms on the market. In addition, the company’s partnership with T-Mobile®’s USA M2M division provides a robust wireless infrastructure for its security suite of products. 2GIG Technologies is committed to provide consumers with the flexibility and cost-effective technology necessary to manage their home automation and security functions from the panel’s LCD touch-screen display, the Internet, or their PDA. For more information about 2GIG Technologies, please visit www.2gig.com.
About Z-Wave Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in 400 products world-wide. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit www.z-wave.com.
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand Leviton, Sigma Designs and Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.