Developing for the Smart Home is a challenge. Hackers have had particular interest in this market segment so the security of consumer products is in the spotlight. As the leading wireless technology in the Smart Home IoT space, Z-Wave has made a quantum leap in encryption and security for both devices and gateways. Whether one is providing remote access to, or securing communication between, Z-Wave (PAN) nodes from the Internet (WAN) via a home network (LAN), there are a number of challenges to consider. These include security attack threats, available cryptographic computation power, available network bandwidth, available code space, firewall policies, efficient battery operation and more. Security S2 enables secure communication for sensor devices that run for years on a single battery. At the same time it enables secure multicast addressing of lights, window coverings and similar devices. Consumer product manufacturers will appreciate that the S2 Security solution only requires a small code footprint in embedded devices while installers benefit from the simple installation procedure. S2 complements similar optimized mechanisms for IP domains that allow Z-Wave services to operate securely in an end-to-end fashion. This webinar discusses the potential threats to Smart Home IoT devices and controllers and how Z-Wave’s S2 protocol can mitigate or eliminate those threats.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • Common security threats for Smart Home IoT systems
  • How Elliptical Curve Diffie-Hellman asymmetrical key exchange is utilized to minimize risk of compromise and adapt to an evolving threat environment
  • Secure TLS 1.1 tunneling for cloud protection
  • How Z-Wave’s S2 protocol minimizes power requirements making it ideal for battery powered IoT end devices

Who should attend:
IoT gateway and device designers and cloud-service providers


Ben Garcia, Senior Field Application Engineer, Sigma Designs

Ben Garcia, Senior Field Application Engineer. Ben has been in the wireless home control space for nearly 10 years. He was formally a design engineer for Wayne-Dalton Corporation where he developed home automation and control solutions, and then became Director of Engineering for the parent company Home Run Holdings Corporation. Ben has a degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.