The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 200 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.
Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."
The Z-Wave Alliance membership is comprised of industry leaders from across the entire spectrum of the home controls market. They share a common consensus and a common goal -- to provide advanced yet practical systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, safety and security using Z-Wave technology.
The Z-Wave Alliance was established in early 2005 by a group of leading home control product manufacturers, each dissatisfied with the technological fragmentation that was strangling the promise of the then-nascent home controls industry. Their goal was to move that industry from an uncertain, unspecified future to a practical and widespread reality.
Back then, as these market leading core members saw it, the three biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of home control were:
After years of waiting for technologists to create a true standard to which they could build their products, founding members Intermatic, Leviton, Wayne Dalton, Danfoss, and Universal Electronics met with Z-Wave technology creator Zensys to discuss issues and questions that were common to all of their needs.