ZigBee Alliance updates home automation standard
Wednesday 24 July 2013 | 13:06 CET | News
The ZigBee Alliance has updated ZigBee Home Automation, which is now available for product development. This version is interoperable with the earlier versions of the standard. ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 adds features that improve the battery life for security sensors to over seven years, standardise pairing of devices and enable installation and maintenance for consumers and custom installers alike. ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 includes enhancements to functions in devices such as door locks and support for additional devices including smart appliances and electrical measurement devices. The standard incorporates features resulting from a collaboration with the Energy@home initiative, an Italian collaborative and ZigBee Alliance partner, which will benefit consumers by integrating devices and raising consumer awareness of energy usage.