SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave Alliance

January 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Z-Wave iPhone Apps Elevate Consumer Demand for "Mobile" Home Control

Number of Z-Wave Mobile Apps Expected to Triple in 2010; Schlage LiNK Featured in Apple's "12 Apps of Xmas" Commercial

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies dedicated to building home control products based on Z-Wave wireless technology, today announced that there are five Z-Wave-based iPhone apps available for download in the Apple App Store from Homemanageables, HomeSeer, iControl Networks, Schlage and Xanboo.

"Mobile home control is a natural extension of wireless home control, so it's not a surprise that so many Z-Wave Alliance members are churning out mobile apps," noted Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "We've had members offering mobile home control for years -- the App Store just made it really easy for consumers and is helping Z-Wave break further into the mainstream."

Following is an overview of the mobile apps currently available in the Apple App Store from Z-Wave Alliance members:

--  Homemanageables -- launched in 2008, Homemanageables' iPhone app
    allows its customers to remotely manage their homes effortlessly using its
    Z-Wave-based off-the-shelf, affordable wireless home control and
    monitoring system.
--  HomeSeer -- part of its HSTouch™ system, HSTouch/iPhone will allow
    users to fully customize their iPhone/iPod Touch screens with their own
    graphics and designs. For the less adventurous, a standard plug and play
    "list" interface will be the default.  HSTouch works with all HomeSeer
    systems and is compatible with all Z-Wave products.
--  iControl Networks -- iControl's iPhone App for its ConnectedLife
    broadband home management solution enables end users to arm/disarm their
    security systems, see live video and event-drive video clips or pictures,
    and adjust lighting and thermostat settings.
--  Schlage -- In March of this year, Schlage announced the availability
    of the free iPhone app for its Z-Wave-based Schlage LiNK™ system in the
    Apple App Store. The LiNK iPhone app lets homeowners remotely monitor and
    control access to their homes through doors equipped with Schlage®
    wireless locks, manage heating and cooling using the Trane® Remote Energy
    Management Thermostat and control a variety of other Z-Wave-enabled devices
    from any location -- all via their iPhone. The Schlage LiNK application was
    featured in Apple's "12 Apps of Christmas" TV commercial, which ran the
    week before Christmas.
--  Xanboo -- Xanboo's iPhone app enables users to log in and control all
    of their devices, including their Z-Wave controls.  These disparate third
    party devices work together, so if the front door opens, the Z-Wave lamp
    can turn on, a camera takes video clips, and then emails the end
    user. Xanboo also enables Z-Wave devices to interact with Honeywell and DSC
    security systems.  So, for example, when you disarm your security system
    your lights can turn on, or temperature change.  Xanboo has launched with
    over 200 security alarm companies in the US.

Two more Z-Wave iPhone apps that will be launched in early 2010 include:

--  4Home -- Expected to launch in early 2010, the iPhone app developed by
    4Home ( will allow retail and service provider partners to
    deploy any or all of its Home Control Services Platform to consumers.
    Access to live video and recordings from IP cameras, control of all Z-Wave
    devices in the home, and smart management of the home's energy consumption
    will all be available remotely via the iPhone.
--  SquareConnect -- DotControl from SquareConnect (
    is the ultimate remote control iPhone app for Z-Wave networks. It's easy to
    set up and use with pre-configured custom controls for locks, thermostats,
    lights, appliances, shades and AV equipment. DotControl requires a Home
    Control gateway such as "Vera" from MiCasaVerde ( to
    control Z-Wave devices.

In addition, there are a number of manufacturers that have developed iPhone interfaces that can communicate with Z-Wave via certified Z-Wave solutions. For example, Home Logic, HAI, In2, Savant, Crestron, AMX, and Cortexa all have iPhone interfaces and can use the Leviton Vizia RF Z-Wave serial interface to speak Z-Wave. And BuLogics' Smart Grid Home Controller's iPhone interface is Z-Wave interoperable.

"This is only the tip of the iceberg with regard to the number of Z-Wave mobile apps we expect to be available in the near future," added Mary Miller, director of marketing for Sigma Designs, the developer of Z-Wave. "The iPhone paved the way, but Android development is fierce and its open source foundation makes it a natural fit for mobile home control and Z-Wave."

There are more than 300 Z-Wave certified products on the market today, providing an end-to-end solution that allows the homeowner to wirelessly manage and adjust lighting, thermostats, appliances and home entertainment systems from anywhere in the world.

The Z-Wave Alliance will be exhibiting at CES 2010 (Booth # 20901 South Hall) in Las Vegas from January 7-10, where the latest and greatest Z-Wave certified products will be on display.

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 350 products. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit

About the Z-Wave Alliance

Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand Leviton, Sigma Designs, Wayne-Dalton, and Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit

Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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