Press Release: Z-Wave Alliance Announces New Membership Tiers

Enhanced membership structure provides for greater inclusivity and innovation.

Beaverton, OR – May 16, 2023 – The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave® technology, today announces two new membership level offerings. These new tiers have been created to broaden the organization’s reach, foster innovation, and add new opportunities for membership involvement that support the continued growth and expansion of the Z-Wave Alliance.

New Z-Wave Alliance membership levels include:

  • Individual Academic Member: This level of membership is for individual members of the teaching staff of a college, university, or similar higher education institution.
  • Individual Member: This level of membership is available to any technical professional not employed by an entity eligible for Entity Membership.


“Z-Wave Alliance’s enhanced membership structure and benefits showcase our commitment to inclusivity, innovation, and collaboration,” said Z-Wave Alliance Executive Director Mitch Klein. “By opening up opportunities to a wider range of professionals as well as the passionate Z-Wave user-base, the entire organization benefits from fresh and diverse perspectives that strengthen professional networks and open the door to innovative ideas that enhance standards development and continue the legacy of Z-Wave.”

Beyond the creation of two new membership levels, the Z-Wave Alliance has expanded participation as well as chairing benefits and privileges to all members. Members can now join any Committee or Sub-Group and nominate themselves to a leadership position eligible to chair. While nominees from Brander, Affiliate, Installer/Reseller, and the newly created Individual Academic and Individual membership tiers require Board of Directors approval, applicants are encouraged to submit for participation and join in on the action. This dynamic shift aims to break down any perceived barriers and effortlessly empower members to actively shape the organization’s future.

To join the Z-Wave Alliance, and the roster of companies leading the wireless home control market at the center of the smart home revolution, visit

For more information on the new membership levels for the Z-Wave Alliance contact the Z-Wave Alliance at

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 About the Z-Wave Alliance

The Z-Wave Alliance is a standards development organization dedicated to developing and advancing Z-Wave® technology as an open and internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) for smart home and IoT solutions. Alliance members continue to shape and drive the future of Z-Wave through open development in the Alliance OS Work Group. With over 4,100 certified wireless, interoperable devices, Z-Wave Alliance member companies provide leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety, security, and more.  The Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification uniquely enables IoT applications beyond the home. With a range of up to a mile away, Z-Wave LR provides the performance and scalability needed in MDU & hospitality deployments, and more. Learn more at

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