Sigma Designs®, a provider of Smart TV platforms and IoT devices, demonstrated SmartStart and discussed Security 2 (S2), with security dealers and integrators at ISC West 2017.
IoT industry security
S2 is an important addition to the Z-Wave certification programme that requires manufactures to adopt the strongest levels of IoT security in the industry. Starting April 2nd, 2017, the implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework is mandatory for all products that are Z-Wave certified. The secure measures within S2 provide the most advanced security for smart home devices, controllers, gateways, and hubs in the market today.
Z-Wave’s S2 framework was developed in conjunction with cybersecurity hacking experts, giving Z-Wave devices new levels of impenetrability. By securing communication both locally for home-based devices and in the hub or gateway for cloud functions, S2 completely removes the risk of devices being hacked while they are included in the network.
SmartStart is an enhancement to the Z-Wave specification that vastly improves service provider installation of Z-Wave devices in the smart home. Z-Wave SmartStart enables the pre-configuration of devices to the network by security dealers prior to installation which dramatically reduces time spent on-site, thereby reducing costs and maximising ROI for dealers and integrators.
SmartStart enables service providers to pre-pair Z-Wave smart home devices as well as pre-configure scenes, rules, and scripts prior to arrival leaving the mounting of the devices and power connection as the only steps to connect the devices to the network.