The Zigbee Alliance is now the Connectivity Standards Alliance – representing a fresh approach to bold collaboration.

What if you could simply and seamlessly connect everything around you?

That’s what we’re here to do. We just might be the luckiest folks in the IoT industry, working with the best and brightest from hundreds of companies worldwide across the IoT value chain. Like you, we have a passion for making an impact, rolling up our sleeves and working as peers and collaborators to help make the promise of the IoT a reality today.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) is the place where industry professionals across the globe come together, paving the way to a world of seamless interaction that is transforming the way we live, work and play. We believe all objects can work together to enhance our day-to-day experiences, and together we create the standards, tools and platforms which make this possible.

A Little More About Us

Take on a challenging goal like ensuring more compatibility and less confusion in IoT product choices? You bet, we’re up for that! Get industry competitors to work side-by-side and hammer out standards together? Yes, that’s our jam!

We have the audacious belief that open standards and open dialog are essential to delivering the great experiences consumers want, and the thriving competitive marketplace that makes great products possible.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance guides the IoT forward by simplifying and harmonizing technology standards across the industry. By fostering unprecedented collaboration, we are building a better, more connected world together. We tackle head-on the barriers to IoT growth and adoption by creating standards that matter. Our library of protocols enable the seamless interoperability users crave, making truly connected environments in business, at home, and play a reality.

Common standards are just good business: they reduce barriers to entry, helping any firm with a fresh idea bring their innovative solution to market quickly. That’s a win-win for consumers, the economy, and our competitive juices!

With an unwavering focus on the fundamentals of security, privacy, inclusivity, equity and openness, we help ensure everyone enjoys increasingly greater value from the IoT.

Over 400 companies across the globe, spanning the entire IoT value chain, are actively involved in the Connectivity Standards Alliance. If you share our passion for shaping the future of the IoT, please join us today!

Why we do it.

It’s been 50 years since we first landed on the moon – isn’t it time the IoT just worked?

Yes … yes it should. And the work we do together embraces big, bold goals on the scale of interplanetary exploration, or even cross-platform product interoperability. In fact, NASA’s 2021 Mars mission actually used one of our technologies to enable communications between the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity drone. If Alliance technologies work for a mission to Mars, we think our technologies are powerful enough to manage devices here on Earth.

Of course, a mission to Mars may only occur once in a lifetime. But “going to Mars” represents the way we think and how we bring all types of companies together, working collaboratively to build powerful, useful, transformative standards every day.

Our approach resonates globally. The World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We’re proud to have a seat on the WEF’s Council on the Connected World, as their goals of strengthening global governance, collaboration, equity and trust are so tightly aligned with our own mission and vision in driving the future of the IoT today.

Our commitment to inclusivity and equitable access to IoT reverberates widely. Alliance members come together from across industries and around the world to transform the future of connectivity. Together, we’re doing great things.

Why Standards?

The IoT holds the allure of devices that communicate effortlessly with each other.  Today’s applications range from large scale smart grids underlying smart cities, to smaller scale devices working together in our connected homes.

But for too many, that promise still remains tantalizingly out of reach.  This is exactly why the Connectivity Standards Alliance creates and promotes universal open standards that enable IoT products to securely connect and interact.  The power of these standards, packaged with our certification frameworks and tools, is a proven catalyst for:

  • Increased adoption of IoT and growth across the IoT value chain
  • Business growth for Alliance members
  • Improved value and enjoyment of IoT experiences by a broad and growing user base

An Empowered & Engaged Developer Community

As an IoT developer, you’ve got the real-world coding experience and point-of-view we value. Join the thousands of members contributing to the ongoing development of specifications that help all in the industry bring great products to market.

In return, Connectivity Standards Alliance members gain access to actionable assets and tools that materially accelerate your project delivery.  Leveraging the reference designs, specifications and data model asset library gives you a jump start on the foundational building blocks for product development, freeing you up to focus on innovative product design.

Product Credibility & Trust Through Certification

Certification confirms that IoT devices work together, instilling the confidence that converts potential shoppers to loyal buyers.  The Alliance has conducted thousands of certifications to date, and we’re proud to see millions of Alliance-certified devices in use around the world.  Alliance certification helps device manufacturers launch products without unnecessary development cycles, because things work as specified when developed with our standards and certified by the Alliance.  Members find certification a valuable tool in protecting their investment and paving the way for market adoption.

Certification should be easy, and the Alliance has designed our certification model with our members’ process in mind, which includes automation, testing ability and easy integration.  We continue to develop tools and test harnesses which are readily available to all members. 

Connectivity Standards Alliance member companies might be scattered across the globe, and participate in various aspects of the IoT value chain, but all share a common goal: we keep consumers’ interests at heart. Adopting a human-centered approach to product development helps make the IoT more accessible, secure and usable for all consumers.


The Alliance develops and supports some of the most widely adopted smart home technologies in the IoT. As the growth of the Smart Home market continues at breath-taking pace, adoption of Alliance standards like Zigbee and Matter is a proven method to secure market share.
Alliance-certified products take guesswork out of the purchasing process, letting consumers choose from a wider range of the brands they love, making the comfort of a secure and seamlessly connected home a reality.


Today’s commercial buildings rely on a staggering array of applications and connected devices working in concert. Our standards pave the way for smoothly operating wireless commercial building applications. Alliance-certified solutions ensure that such diverse systems as lighting, energy, HVAC, daylight and window blinds, room assignment and access, safety, and other essential applications and devices work seamlessly together, from installation, retrofitting, and monitoring to analysis, end-to-end security.


With climate change becoming an increasingly critical global concern, we couldn't be more proud that our Smart Energy protocol is the world’s leading standard for interoperable products that monitor, control and automate the use of energy and water. Every consumer has the power to be a good steward of precious resources when they have access to innovative solutions that provide insight and control of their energy usage.


Wireless lighting offers the most wide-spread application of Alliance technology today. Through our technologies, we support connected lightbulbs in virtually every room of a residence or commercial building. Because Alliance-certified devices can be easily managed, significant energy efficiency gains and lower lighting-related utility costs are achievable. In combination with motion sensors and other devices, an automated system that provides a great environment for occupants while driving energy savings is a win-win!

Bringing together the world’s most innovative companies

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