“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
Legrand has adopted an open and interoperable approach, because it is an essential condition for the development of connected objects. A series of initiatives aim 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, thereby creating 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 at CES 2018, and now attracts more than 35 new partners every month. To date, 330 applications have already been created by 1100 developers.
Works with Legrand means more than 35 new partnerships per month
Works with Legrand means already 330 applications created by 1100 developers.
Works with Legrand is already supporting several technological and strategic partnerships. The partnerships formed are targeting a range of very diverse partners. Their common bond 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 and 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.
Increasing the integration of voice assistance: AlexaTM example
For more than four years, Legrand has been a partner of AmazonTM to imagine new services involving voice assistance. Legrand introduced its first connected switch incorporating the AlexaTM voice assistant to the market in 2019. The two companies are also working together to develop new functionality based on speech recognition.
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 is built on state-of-the-art mobile apps and brings together housekeeping, maintenance and communication. 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.). Roomchecking is present in over 500 hotels worldwide.
Underpinned by the Eliot dynamic, Legrand is building multiple strategic alliances based on interoperability. The challenge is to join forces to speak a common language, so that connected objects are able to communicate with each other. These alliances function on three levels of interoperability: locally, in IT networks and in the cloud.
Since February 2020, Bruno Vulcano, R&D Manager at Legrand, has been Chairman of the Board of the ZigBee Alliance.
Connected Home over IP (CHIP) is a working group that was set up recently 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 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 demanding 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 synchronisation 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 of 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.
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