WiDom Continues to Build Forward on Z-Wave
This fall Z-Wave Alliance Member, WiDom, will celebrate their 10th anniversary an important milestone for any company in the smart home space. What is even more fortuitous is the anniversary will fall while the company is participating in the Z-Wave Pavilion at Light + Building in Frankfurt, a show that they are eagerly anticipating. We sat down with the team to learn more about what the last 10 years have meant to them, their latest certified products, and what we can expect to see from WiDom in the future.
From the founding days WiDom was set on creating their products on the Z-Wave protocol and they still maintain notoriety for creating the smallest Z-Wave devices worldwide. Giorgio Galante, CEO and founder of WiDom shared “All of our products are made in Italy, and we are committed to maintaining the highest quality standards, we chose to use Z-Wave because of the reliability of the technology. The certification process provides a level of authority and further demonstrates the quality level of our products.”
Most recently, WiDom has earned certification for the Energy Driven Switch C 7 and the Smart Dry Contact Switch 7, with its variant products. Both products have been upgraded to the 700 series, and have been an important staples in the WiDom product line. The Energy Driven Switch in particular has been a popular product. “As Europe battles with the energy crisis, the awareness of energy consumption and trying to save as much as possible continues to rise. People are paying closer attention to the consumed energy and the produced energy – not only for traditional households but also in industrial contexts. Our product line offers solutions for installers, even with utilizing the 700 series we were able to maintain our dimensions which is critical for installation in the junction box,” says Giorgio.
As the company prepares to be part of Light + Building they are excited to return to in-person events and show off their new products – not just the latest switches but even more that are currently in the certification pipeline. Looking to the future, Giorgio sees the key trends in the smart home category focusing in on the quality of life in the home. “Consumers are becoming increasingly interested not only in energy savings but in multi-sensors, and air quality that further enhance the automation features in their home,” she said. For their part, WiDom will continue to develop their product portfolio on both the 700 series and 800 series with special attention to the professional market, new products are currently under the certification process. “Our latest products offer an offline set up mode that allows professional installers to configure integrations without being connected to the network. We are looking forward to showing professional installers how these new features support their business.”
The Z-Wave Alliance will be hosting their popular pavilion at CEDIA (September 29 – October 1), Light + Building (October 2 – 6) and CES 2023 (January 5-8). To see which companies are participating or to secure your space in one of the pavilions visit www.z-wavealliance.org.