Catching up with ... Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance
This is HUGE as it offers dealers a wide and deep assortment of lighting solutions for any application. The same can be said for mixing and matching sensors, door locks, thermostats, and so on. And now, with the newest Z-Wave PLUS designation on a gateway, dealers can be assured of the highest level of interoperability and all of the features to make the installation and setup powerful and easy.
What dealers may not know is that over 95 percent of security systems already deployed are using Z-Wave in their panels, which means they already have the necessary gateway to add additional Z-Wave devices. Security has been proven to be the primary implementation of the smart home.
Z-Wave devices are always backwards-compatible! Thus any device installed today – or yesterday – will be compatible with new chipsets, firmware updates and revisions. There is no fear that products become instantly obsolete when new versions are made available.