Milpitas, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
The Z-Wave Alliance has announced a way for non-mountaineers to participate in an epic mountain-climbing adventure and display of technological power.
Z-Wave's "Guess the Date” contest will invite entrants to guess the exact date and time that amateur mountain climber and Sigma Designs technical services manager Mariusz Malkowski will reach the summit of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, in an amazing September climb officially titled the "Z-Wave Himalayan Expedition by Kwikset®."
Z-Wave’s “Guess the Date” contest will kick off August 28 and run through September 24. Participants can enter their guesses at http://www.z-wavealliance.org/z-wave-expedition-guess-the-date-contest; links to the entry page will also be found on various Z-Wave Alliance member websites and Facebook postings, including http://www.facebook.com/kwiksetlocks. The winner of the contest, who will be announced at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, September 28-30, will receive a $500 gift certificate from Z-Wave Products and a Kwikset SmartCode™ Deadbolt Lock with Home Connect™ Technology. CEDIA is the leading tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry.
Once at the summit, Malkowski will demonstrate the home automation capabilities of Z-Wave by operating a variety of devices located in the Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion (Booth #512) on the CEDIA Expo floor. A live video remote of Malkowski will be broadcast from the mountain summit to the Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion, allowing Expo attendees to watch the demonstration. By virtue of its remote location, rugged environmental condition, and lack of technical support capabilities, the event is being dubbed the "most remote home automation demonstration ever recorded."
Using no supplemental oxygen, Malkowski is scheduled to begin his ascent on September 10 and will conclude his descent on or around October 6. The purpose is to show end-users the reliability of Z-Wave technology, as well as highlighting the overall benefits of home automation.
Kwikset, the leader in residential security, was named as the lead (Diamond) sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include: Vivint (Platinum); Z-Wave Alliance (Platinum); Alarm.com (Gold); Fibaro (Gold); Remotec (Silver); and Z-Wave Products (Silver).
For full contest details, visit http://www.z-wavealliance.org/z-wave-expedition-guess-the-date-contest or the Z-Wave Himalayan Expedition by Kwikset Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ZWaveHimalayanExpeditionByKwikset. Both sites will also carry full details and progress of the expedition, including a daily blog by Malkowski.
About The Z-Wave Alliance
Established in 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading companies worldwide dedicated to delivering affordable, reliable easy-to-use, wireless home control products and services. With more than 900 interoperable products certified and over 250 members, the Alliance represents the largest ecosystem of wireless control products in existence and the global, brand-recognized companies that bring these products and services to market. The Alliance supports its members with marketing, networking, technical forums, training, best practices, test and certification tools and a complete interoperability lab. For more information on or to join the Alliance, please email info(at)z-wavealliance(dot)org or visit http://www.z-wavealliance.org.
Kwikset, the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the digital home.