ZigBee Alliance News

Zigbee Alliance developing project CHIP for Connected Home over IP

Zigbee is a familiar name in the smart home arena, and the Zigbee Alliance is expanding its technology approach to address the challenges of the Internet of Things. As the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved, the need has become obvious for stronger unity among brands and ecosystems to enable products within smart environments to work together more easily. Working to serve that need is the Zigbee Alliance, which seeks to promote collaboration in the Internet of Things by creating, evolving, an...

Zigbee Alliance announces Europe Interest Group for European Market requirements and regulations

The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its newly launched Europe Interest Group. Comprised of volunteer members with a shared focus on topics relating to Alliance technologies and the European market – including the Connected Home over IP project – the new Interest Group is designed to facilitate conversations and collaboration among members to strengthen Zi...

ADT joins Zigbee Alliance and CHIP working group to develop a unified connectivity protocol for smart home device manufacturers

ADT, a provider of security, automation and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers, has joined the Zigbee Alliance and the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group. ADT will help to develop and promote the adoption of Project CHIP, a new royalty-free connectivity standard to increase interoperability among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. “As a member of the Zigbee Alliance, ADT will collaborate with others who are developi...

Essence Group joins Zigbee Alliance for Internet of Things smart home standardisation

Essence Group, a provider of IoT solutions for security, connected home and healthcare, has joined Zigbee Alliance as a member in the “Project Connected Home over IP” initiative. In doing so, the company will contribute to developing and promoting the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. The goal of the Connected Home over IP project is to simplify development for manuf...

Climax launches SCM-8ZBS roller shutter control to enhance electrical safety and provide protection

The SCM-8ZBS is a roller shutter control providing easy operation that automatically or remotely rolls up/down, or stop/pause motorised roller shutters. SCM-8ZBS secures one's electrical safety by adopting zero-crossing detection and strain relief clamp, preventing sparks and providing protection from metal cutout. With the implementation of the SCM-8ZBS, motorised roller shutters can be configured to automatically open or close according to preset schedules and scenarios; SCM-8ZBS also allows...

New technologies driving the smart home and security markets

Industry experts predict that sensors in the home will reach a level of sophistication never considered in early versions of Smart Home. These devices will know when the house is empty and be able to shut off heating and cooling systems. Smart phone with geolocation will then tell it when the owner is on their way back so it can start adjusting the temperature to a comfortable level. And, it won’t just be lights that turn on and off. Sensors in washing machines will know that clothes have...

Smart home access control growth and the future of door security

There’s growing noise around smart homes and smarter security. You’ve probably heard it. But there is a place where access control and more have been smart for decades: the workplace. Home automation and IoT are still playing catch-up with the commercial sector. A new insights report from ASSA ABLOY and IFSEC Global — “The Smart Door Locks Report 2018” — measures just how fast consumer smart technology is running. According to a survey conducted for the repor...

ISC West 2018 preview: Cyber, smart homes and drones

A few friends from the security industry will gather this April to see, hear and touch the latest technologies to make the world a safer place. Actually, more than a few: there will be more than 30,000 security professionals gathering at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 11-13 for the International Security Conference and Exposition, usually known as ISC West. Many of the attendees will be returning to what has become a yearly ritual. The site, the players, the pace and even atmosphere of ISC...

Observables delivers all-in-one connected services platform for professional security channel

Observables is transforming the dealer experience for critical infrastructure of IP devices in the security supply chain Observables™ has created a connected service platform that unifies access control, automation, surveillance and security into a singular system that brings security professionals a simplified, highly-connectable, reliable business solution that consumers will find easy-to-use, dependable and completely useful. Physical, logical and cyber security solu...

ISC West 2017: Bosch highlights intelligence, integration, and increased revenue for customers

Bosch IP cameras and control panels are compatible with solutions from a range of industry partners At ISC West 2017, Bosch Security Systems will introduce new intelligent devices, demonstrate the power of integrated security and communications solutions, and highlight products and services to help customers increase revenue. Visitors to the Bosch booth will see a completely new portfolio of IP cameras, video analytics that extend surveillance beyond security, services that cr...

Shanghai Smart Home Technology 2016: Forum highlights cross-sector collaboration, market demand and innovation in smart home industry

Exhibitors from diverse fields gathered to foster collaboration and reveal market trajectory at SSHT 2016 Benefiting from the smart home boom, the second edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) concluded with great success. The fair was held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) from 31 August – 2 September 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. Collectively, the fairs hosted 240 exhibitors from 14 countries a...

Top trends driving expansion of home automation in the security industry and beyond

It’s the 21st century already. Isn’t it time we all lived in smart homes? For technophiles everywhere, the smart home can’t come soon enough. The same might be said for the security marketplace, which is well positioned to thrive in the coming era of home automation. The wait could be shorter than we think, given some recent trends and events we are seeing in the home automation market. Let’s consider several of them: 1. Home automation is getting attention from Silic...