Staples is a well-known American office supply chain store that launched in 1986. Like many other companies before, Staples decided to take their chances and join others in the home automation industry. Unfortunately, the company was unable to see success with their home automation system Connect, even after many attempts. It was reported just 4 months ago that Staples halted sales for the Connect hub. Just this week Staples officially announced their plans to sell their Connect home automation inventory to Z-Wave.
While, this news may be disturbing to consumers that invested in Staples’ Smart Home devices, it is time to stop fretting. Zonoff will continue working with Z-Wave to provide support for Connect software. According to Zonoff’s chief marketing officer, Kevin Garton Z-Wave has interest in implementing the Connect platform and expanding its usability.