ADT has joined the Z-Wave Alliance as a new principal member with a seat on the board of directors. ADT joins, ASSA ABLOY, Leedarson, Ring, Silicon Labs, StratIS and Qolsys in advancing Z-Wave technology.

In August, the Z-Wave Alliance announced its incorporation as an independent non-profit standards development organization, including new levels of membership, organizational structure and member-driven support.

“As a principal member of the Z-Wave Alliance, ADT will collaborate with other smart home industry innovators to advance standards that create helpful user experiences and are rooted in security and privacy,” says Raya Sevilla, senior vice president of product at ADT.

“ADT has a longstanding history of contributing to smart home security standards development, and we’re eager to continue that tradition within the newly organized Z-Wave Alliance.”

Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol used for home automation in the electronic security industry. It is a mesh network using low-energy radio waves to communicate from appliance to appliance, allowing for wireless control of residential appliances and other devices, such as lighting control, security systems, thermostats, windows, locks, swimming pools and garage door openers.

“The Z-Wave Alliance has stood as an IoT and smart home industry leader for over a decade and our transition into a fully ratified standards development organization has progressed both rapidly and with monumental contribution and support from our members,” says Mitch Klein, executive director for the Z-Wave Alliance.

“Through the years, ADT has supported the Z-Wave Alliance and championed Z-Wave technology in the security market. We’re thrilled to have them on board as a Principal Board Member under the new SDO.”