SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Powerhouse Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Joins Z-Wave Alliance Board

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of manufacturers, developers and market influencers dedicated to delivering on the promise of affordable, interoperable wireless home control products, is excited to announce the addition of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies as an Alliance principal and board member. As an Alliance board member, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies will participate in setting the ongoing direction of the organization's global efforts to certify and promote Z-Wave wireless technology. This introduction of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a global provider of security and safety devices spanning both the commercial and residential markets, will further strengthen and grow the wide range of Z-Wave products available worldwide.

"Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has been a member of the Z-Wave Alliance since 2007 through its Schlage subsidiary, and has a proven history of excellence in providing industrial and consumer security technologies," said Mark Walters, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "The Alliance believes that Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' elevation to the board reinforces the value of Z-Wave technology and continued leadership in the 'connected home market.'"

Based in Carmel, Indiana, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive. Highlighting the company's brand offering is Schlage®, the leader in security devices, trusted for more than 85 years, spanning both the commercial and residential markets. Commercial grade quality is built into every Schlage® product. The brand is on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and innovation such as wireless security products, and biometrics among others.

"We look forward to taking a leadership role on the Z-Wave Alliance board to bring the benefits of Z-Wave wireless technology and create new security offerings that can greatly improve homeowners' lifestyles around the world," said Dwight Gibson, General Manager Intelligent Residential Security, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive. The sector's market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time and attendance and personal scheduling systems; mechanical locks and portable security, door closers and exit devices, steel doors and frames, architectural hardware and technologies and services for global security markets.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a sector of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, food retailing, construction and agriculture. www.ingersollrand.com

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life -- the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. 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 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave please visit www.z-wave.com.

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

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