Transformation of a Non-connected Fire-safety Door Device
into a Smart Device with Z-Wave Connectivity

Client Overview

An innovative company offering fire safety devices that give alerts and save residents/properties from fire accidents. The device automatically closes the door when third-party smoke alarm is triggered.

Business Challenge
  • Transform a non-connected safety device by incorporating Z-Wave connectivity, that would enable it to connect to any third-party Z-Wave gateway, while retaining device’s existing hardware
  • Launch the product in time with no expertise on connected products development
VOLANSYS Contribution
  • Reviewed existing code base and APIs performance without Z-Wave module bring-up to match-up the same results even after adding Z-Wave connectivity
    • Battery and alarm event notifications
  • Designed and developed firmware
    •  Z-Wave module bring-up in the product hardware
    • Supported various alarm handlings routed through Gateway using standard Z-Wave device class
      • Standard Smoke/CO alarms
      • Client device to device alarms
    • Supported well-known third-party Z-Wave hubs
    • OTA and S2 security support
  • Developed the test jigs for radio module and EOL testing at client’s factory
    • Flashing and serialization scripts for production
  • Unit test case development and testing
  • Certifications
    • FCC and UL
    • Z-Wave
      • Z-Wave Plus self-certification and pre-compliance with accredited test-house
      • Final Z-Wave Plus certification with required documentation
Technologies | Engineering Expertise

Z-Wave I Microchip I Product Engineering – Embedded Software I Board Bring-up I Wireless Connectivity I Testjigs I Certifications

Solution Architecture
VOLANSYS-Z-Wave-Connectivity-Solution-architecture
Benefits Delivered
  • Helped client grab new market in home automation ecosystem with Z-Wave connectivity enablement elevating product capabilities
  • Testing multiple devices at a time with testjigs that reduced EOL testing time by 50% and improved production quality
  • End-to-end ownership from selection to development of Z-Wave module to product certification that helped client focus 100% on business development for the product