The Z-Wave Alliance, a membership organisation dedicated to advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, has launched its membership level aimed at the integrator community involved in smart home.
“Adding a membership level in the Alliance for integrators and dealers allows those closest to the smart home customer to collaborate with a diverse ecosystem of manufacturers dedicated to creating Z-Wave solutions,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance, “We want the Alliance to be a destination organisation for everyone – from telcos, retailers, home security providers and the installer community – interested in capitalising on the growth of Z-Wave in IoT to push adoption even further.”
Membership includes access to Z-Wave Alliance integrator forums and working groups, as well as technical resources for deployment, troubleshooting, design and testing of Z-Wave products. Once installers have completed Z-Wave certification, they will be listed on Z-Wave.com, a soon to be released consumer site. As the new integrator membership unfolds, additional benefits will be available including access to a brand new dedicated installer tool and discounts from select Alliance manufacturer and service provider members.
Integrators who join at the new membership level will receive access to the Z-Wave Certified Installer Training for up to five of their employees with the option to purchase additional passes. The training will provide installers with tools, best practices, protocols and rules for successful Z-Wave installations.