Security is now essential to any successful IoT deployment. Participants of this webinar will learn how component certification can help speed up IoT and security product development. UL will provide an overview of component certification and its relationship to end-product and system certification. Sigma Designs will offer insights into how their technology can be used to enhance the performance of IoT and security devices and systems.

Attendees will learn:

  • How UL component recognition speeds development and time to market
  • Why 2-way device communication is the only way to ensure Iot security and reliability
  • Why end-to-end encryption has become a mandatory feature for devices and cloud
  • What is required to get UL and Z-Wave certification


Ben Garcia, Senior Field Application Engineer, Sigma Designs

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.

Neil Lakomiak, Director of Business Development & Innovation UL

Neil Lakomiak is UL’s Director of Business Development & Innovation for their Building & Life Safety Technologies business division. In this role, Lakomiak is responsible for identifying and cultivating ideas for new services that enhance the built environment value chain and help mitigate loss to life and property. He also assists clients in enabling new technologies and innovation in the life safety and security industries. Neil is a Professional Member of The Society of Fire Protection Engineers, NFPA, Infragard, and SIA