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Access control and entrance control manufacturer ASSA ABLOY has joined the Zigbee Alliance board of directors.

“As a major manufacturer of residential and commercial access solutions, our product lines depend on efficient, reliable and secure communications to operate effectively,” Martin Huddart, ASSA ABLOY head of smart residential said.

“Connectivity based on open, global standards is what’s going to drive this next generation of smart home and building products, so it’s important we’re involved in initiatives like Project CHIP and that we collaborate with other domain experts as part of the Zigbee Alliance board of directors.”

ASSA ABLOY is already an active member in the Connected Home over IP project within the Alliance, contributing experts to develop the new, royalty-free connectivity standard for increased compatibility among IoT devices.