Zigbee Alliance board of directors welcomes ASSA ABLOY

The Zigbee Alliance has announced the addition of access solutions company, ASSA ABLOY to its board of directors.

The company is already an active member of 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.

ASSA ABLOY offers products and services related to access control such as locks, doors, and entrance automation solutions to ensure people feel safe and secure whether they are at home or at work. 

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

“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.”

Tobin Richardson, president and CEO of Zigbee Alliance added: “The brand power of ASSA ABLOY and Yale, as well as their market experience, enables a more open world fuelled by physical and digital connections, in solid alignment with the values embraced by our member-driven organisation. 

“Having this trusted company join our promoter ranks will strengthen the quality and reach of the important work being done by alliance members, especially in the critical categories involving security, safety and openness.”

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