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Z-Wave Alliance

October 21, 2009 09:30 ET

The Z-Wave Alliance Enhances Its Position in Next Generation Interactive Services With the Addition of Its Newest Member, ADT Security Services

Demand for Next-Gen Home Services Is Fueling Growth of the Global Z-Wave Ecosystem

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies dedicated to building home control products based on Z-Wave wireless technology, today announced the addition of its newest member, ADT Security Services.

"We're thrilled to have the world's number one electronic security services provider, ADT, join the Z-Wave Alliance," said Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "They are a giant in the industry with a highly-respected brand and an incredible customer base."

Besides ADT, other companies providing access control solutions in the growing global Z-Wave ecosystem include Schlage, Black & Decker and Wayne-Dalton.

Earlier this year, ADT announced the development of a new interactive services solution that will help revolutionize the way homes and businesses are protected and managed. The new solution will provide ADT home and business customers with a variety of service enhancements and is expected to launch early next year.

"With interactive services, we intend to better connect people with their homes and business owners with their facilities to help make life safer, more convenient and to enhance productivity," said Don Boerema, chief marketing officer for ADT. "By joining the Z-Wave Alliance, we are expanding our partnerships with a number of leading companies to deliver very compelling solutions to customers nationwide."

About ADT Security Services

ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco International, is the largest provider of electronic security services to five million commercial, government and residential customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, video systems, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. ADT's Web site address is http://www.adt.com.

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 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 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 World Class Award. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit www.z-wave.com.

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 www.z-wavealliance.org.

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

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