“By making partnerships and joint developments possible, the Works with Legrand portal paves the way for new services, products and solutions integrating innovative functionality for maximum benefit to the user.”
Eliot Program Manager
Because it is an essential condition for the development of connected objects, Legrand has adopted an open and interoperable approach. In this way, the Group has led several initiatives to offer solutions that are interoperable with the various IoT protocols on the market and to establish standards in this area. Alliances, third-party services and partnerships: the challenge is to promote open languages in order to be able to integrate third-party systems and exchange data, with the aim of offering users access to a broad ecosystem and delivering additional benefits to the user.
Eliot Program Manager
Works with Legrand is a portal that aims to enable third parties to connect to Legrand solutions in order to offer new services and functionality and, hence, to create added value for the end user.
Works with Legrand takes the form of a single portal for developers. It gives access to all of the resources needed to communicate with Legrand products.
Works with Legrand has been popular ever since it was launched in 2018, and now attracts more than 55 new partners every month. Almost 1000 applications have already been created by more than 2400 partners.
Works with Legrand means over 55 new partners every month
Works with Legrand, ce sont déjà 1 000 applications
développées par plus de 2 400 partenaires.
Works with Legrand is already supporting several technological and strategic partnerships. Very diverse, the common bond of these partnerships is the desire to put users at the heart of smart homes and smart buildings, and to encourage the emergence of new services. These partners include start-ups, large groups, manufacturers and service providers. Works with Legrand is also aimed at opinion leaders, project managers and other decision-makers (project owners, distributors, etc.) seeking inspiration for the development of new experiences.
Legrand is a long-standing partner of AmazonTM to imagine new services involving voice assistance. As early as 2019, the Group introduced a first connected switch integrating the AlexaTM voice assistant to the market. The two companies are also working together to develop new functionality based on speech recognition.
Controlling your installation by voice is now possible with all the voice assistants on the market.
Avec Eliot, Legrand permet à des tiers de se connecter à ses solutions pour offrir de nouveaux services et fonctionnalités, et ainsi créer de la valeur ajoutée pour l’utilisateur final.
Roomchecking is a communication and productivity solution for hotel teams. The platform that brings together housekeeping, maintenance and communication is built on state of the art mobile apps. When connected to Legrand's UX Touch, the Roomchecking solution provides hotel teams with useful information on the life of the hotel (temperature, lighting, etc.).
Buy a mechanical breakdown warranty after a breakdown on the motorway; connect your car to the application to automatically deactivate the alarm in your home on arrival, trigger the sending of a plumber to your home after a water leak ... these will be all possible scenarios and services that will soon be available offered by the Maia platform, developed by the IMA Group, a benchmark player in assistance and services, and its subsidiary IMA PROTECT. Thanks to the IMA PROTECT-Legrand Partnership, MAIA will be able to collect data from connected objects in housing and refine / personalize its service, after, of course, the user's agreement. The plus of this service? A single point of entry for managing your home on a daily basis and being able to meet multiple needs, all related to insurance and assistance, but the solutions of which are rarely in the same place. The service should be made available to the main shareholders and distributors of the IMA Group.
Porté par la dynamique Eliot, Legrand multiplie les alliances stratégiques autour de l’interopérabilité. L’enjeu est de s’associer pour parler un langage commun, de manière à ce que les objets connectés puissent communiquer entre eux. Ces alliances se situent aux trois niveaux d’interopérabilité : localement, au niveau des réseaux informatiques et au niveau du cloud.
Since February 2020, Bruno Vulcano, R&D Manager at Legrand, has been Chairman of the Board of the Zigbee Alliance. Chosen by the biggest companies, Zigbee is the protocol that makes it possible to provide the most interoperable of all wireless meshed networks.
Connected Home over IP (CHIP) is a working group that was set up in late 2019 at the initiative of Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance in order to develop a new open communication protocol for use in the connected home, intended to facilitate the development of new connected objectsconnected objects compatible with the voice services provided by the three Internet giants.
Legrand is a partner of this new protocol, alongside the world's largest operators.
Security and confidentiality of personal data are an essential feature of the Eliot program. In accordance with the Group's DNA, Legrand guarantees users an ever more reliable and secure experience while ensuring the confidentiality of personal data. The Group maintains an optimum level of security that prevents any fraudulent use of the data entrusted to it.
Convinced of the need for an increasingly stringent level of security, Legrand goes further than simply complying with current security standards by directly incorporating these security rules into the design of solutions: this is “Security by design”. These rules enable data to be segmented from the product’s very inception, thereby preventing, for example, the synchronization of usage data with the user’s address details.
Because the protection of privacy is a priority, Legrand conducts PIAs (Privacy Impact Assessments), in order to incorporate respect for users’ privacy, from the design stage, for connected products. In parallel, security audits and intrusion tests are also performed by leading cyber-security companies. They are conducted in the form of hacking simulations by different service providers, throughout a product’s development and life.
Legrand demands the same level of commitment from its partners in terms of security and certification, and works with trusted third parties. All of these elements are guaranteed by strict governance and by precise product development and inspection processes.
Group VP Legal Affairs