Z-Wave Source Code is Open and Available

Z-Wave is a mesh network and wireless technology for smart homes. After losing the spotlight to the release of the Matter 1.0 specification, the Z-Wave source code is now available to all Z-Wave Alliance members. The Alliance stated opening the development of the protocol will enable members to contribute code, thus helping to shape its future.

According to the leadership team at the Z-Wave Alliance, the protocol currently holds the largest certified interoperable ecosystem in the market. For instance, earlier in March, the Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller was introduced as the first Z-Wave Long Range device.

Whether the source code announcement will generate momentum similar to Matter’s is yet to be seen. That 2022 seems to be the Year of the Smart Home, however, is becoming increasingly apparent.