Z-Wave Sets Another Market Milestone With 900th Interoperable Smart Home Product

Z-Wave Sets Another Market Milestone With 900th Interoperable Smart Home Product 
Market-Leading Z-Wave Technology Extends Worldwide Dominance of
Residential Control and Automation Markets 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/13 --   The Z-Wave Alliance,
an open consortium of leading global companies that oversees Z-Wave,
the world's largest ecosystem for wireless home control products and
services, today announced another milestone in the exploding smart
home market: the certification of the 900th interoperable Z-Wave
With 900 (and counting) interoperable, brand-agnostic products
already on the market, Z-Wave continues to extend its position as the
most widely adopted protocol in the world for control and automation
products. The landmark 900th product is a Z-Wave addressable smoke
alarm by BRK Brands, Inc., the makers of First Alert branded
products, among other leading consumer and industrial brands.  
"The Alliance congratulates First Alert for achieving this smart home
landmark," said Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. "For Z-Wave,
the milestones keep coming at an ever increasing pace. It was only
four months ago that we announced the 800th certified Z-Wave product,
and just 8 months before that for the 700th product. The growth of
Z-Wave has followed the exponential growth of the smart home market
because to a great extent, Z-Wave products and services are defining
that market. We look forward to continuing our leadership in every
sphere of the emerging smart home space and the Internet of Things." 
First Alert's new Z-Wave addressable smoke alarm, ZSMOKE, offers the
consumer added notification capability. If the smoke alarm is
activated while the homeowner isn't home, it can send its alert
signal to a Z-Wave based home control gateway, which in turn can
alert the homeowner via a text on their smart phone, wherever they
may be. The homeowner can then react to the alert with an appropriate
response, ranging from having a neighbour check on the house to
calling the fire department. 
"As the most trusted and recognized brand in home safety, we're proud
to have released this connected smoke alarm as the 900th Z-Wave
product. In addition, we at First Alert have released another
product, in the form of a combination smoke and carbon monoxide
alarm, and we look forward to developing more products that utilize
Z-Wave technology," says Sara DeLuca, product manager at First Alert. 
Z-Wave powers the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart
home products, and is particularly dominant in the home security
industry, where it provides connectivity for more than 90% of the
market of "lifestyle" security products. With its Z-Wave addressable
smoke alarm, First Alert joins the likes of ADT, Vivint, Honeywell,
Linear and numerous other market leaders in home control systems that
are powered by Z-Wave. 
About Z-Wave 
 Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally
recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home
control technology in the market today, with over 900 certified
interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance,
and supported by more than 250 companies around the world, the
standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety
and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial
 Z-Wave(R) is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs
and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. 
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; Evolve Guest
Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Linear and Sigma
Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing
leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort,
convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. For more
information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.  
About BRK Brands, Inc.
 BRK Brands, Inc. (Aurora, IL), is a fully
owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (Rye, NY) (NYSE: JAH), a
leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the
home. For 50 years, BRK Brands, Inc. has been the manufacturer of
First Alert(R)-branded home-safety products, the most trusted and
recognized safety brands in America. BRK(R) Brands designs and
develops innovative safety solutions including Tundra(R) Fire
Extinguishing Spray, ONELINK(R) wireless alarms and a comprehensive
line of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and
escape ladders to protect what matters most. Such products are also
marketed under the BRK Electronics(R) brand, The Professional
Standard for the builder and contractor audiences. BRK Brands, Inc.
products are found in more than 30 countries worldwide. For more
information, visit http://www.firstalert.com or
About Jarden Corporation
 Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of
a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100
trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three
primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands,
including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia(R), Aero(R), Berkley(R),
Campingaz(R) and Coleman(R), ExOfficio(R), Fenwick(R), Gulp!(R),
Invicta(R), K2(R), Marker(R), Marmot(R), Mitchell(R), Penn(R),
Rawlings(R), Shakespeare(R), Stearns(R), Stren(R), Trilene(R),
Voelkl(R) and Zoot(R); Consumer Solutions: Bionaire(R), Breville(R),
Crock-Pot(R), FoodSaver(R), Health o meter(R), Holmes(R), Mr.
Coffee(R), Oster(R), Patton(R), Rival(R), Seal-a-Meal(R), Sunbeam(R),
VillaWare(R) and White Mountain(R); and Branded Consumables: Ball(R),
Bee(R), Bernardin(R), Bicycle(R), Billy Boy(R), Crawford(R),
Diamond(R), Dicon(R), Fiona(R), First Alert(R), First Essentials(R),
Hoyle(R), Kerr(R), Lehigh(R), Lifoam(R), Lillo(R), Loew Cornell(R),
Mapa(R), NUK(R), Pine Mountain(R), Quickie(R), Spontex(R) and
Tigex(R). Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the
Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further
information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com. 
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 First Alert(R) is a registered trademark of The First Alert
Trust, Aurora, IL 60504. 
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