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ASSA ABLOY joins Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors

By Ken Briodagh December 13, 2017

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, recently announced the addition of ASSA ABLOY to its Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs.

“ASSA ABLOY was already a leader in the smart lock industry and is clearly making moves to become a global force in smart security and connected access control,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance, “The entire Alliance will benefit from ASSA ABLOY’s contribution to the Board of Directors and leadership in the future.”

The ASSA ABLOY Group manufactures a range of products for commercial and consumer markets. Currently offering Z-Wave enabled smart door locks, ASSA ABLOY made news recently with the acquisition of August Home, another Alliance member and manufacturer of Z-Wave smart lock solutions.

“We have strongly supported Z-Wave through our Yale smart locks and plan to play an even bigger role as a decision maker in the growing Z-Wave Alliance,” said Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Integration Support, Yale Residential, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “As a Board member, we want to help in developing global Z-Wave product requirements as we build out our smart lock offerings in various regions around the world.” 

As a principal member, ASSA ABLOY will participate in developing global Z-Wave product requirements and in promoting Z-Wave enabled digital smart locks worldwide.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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