Benefits

ZipKey products are better products.

Easy to use

ZipKey products connect to Wi-Fi automatically, making setup and maintenance a breeze.

Secure

With ZipKey's strict security, your home Wi-Fi network stays protected.

Free

Leading connected products use ZipKey to make their products better, at no cost to you.

Security

ZipKey products have multiple levels of built-in security measures.

Rigorous device authentication

Only verified, authenticated devices get Internet access through ZipKey hotspots. This happens automatically and securely, so you can enjoy your products right away.

Secure credential storage

ZipKey products store private Wi-Fi passwords in encrypted form, ensuring your privacy and security. This makes sure no one else can access or tamper with your private information.

Limited network access

ZipKey products connect to the Internet through ZipKey hotspots, giving them limited access that is separate from the home’s private network. This creates a security barrier that keeps your private network safe.


Have questions about ZipKey security?

How It Works

ZipKey products connect instantly and securely.

ZipKey-enabled home hotspots

The leading Internet service providers have made ZipKey-enabled home hotspots available in millions of homes. These hotspots provide connected products with secure access to Wi-Fi without giving access to your private network. These hotspots are free for registered customers and don’t affect Wi-Fi speed, bandwidth, or data usage.

ZipKey-enabled home routers

You can buy a ZipKey-enabled home router to get the benefit of ZipKey even if your Internet service provider doesn’t yet support it. These routers reserve a small sliver of bandwidth (about 20 kB) in a separate network for ZipKey products. This separate network is isolated from your private Wi-Fi network and gives verified ZipKey products access only to their own registered area in the cloud.

ZipKey products

ZipKey products automatically join any ZipKey hotspot when they turn on. Once connected, you can configure your products and start to use them immediately, making setup a breeze. If there is no ZipKey hotspot available, ZipKey-enabled products fall back to another process to get connected to the private Wi-Fi network.

FAQ

ZipKey provides instant, secure Wi-Fi connections for smart products right out of the box. The leading Internet service providers have made ZipKey-enabled home hotpsots available in millions of homes. These hotspots provide connected products with secure access to Wi-Fi that doesn’t compromise the subscriber’s private network. These hotspots are free for registered customers and don’t affect Wi-Fi speed, bandwidth, or data usage. Connected products that are enabled with ZipKey will automatically join a ZipKey hotspot when they turn on. If there is no ZipKey hotspot available, ZipKey-enabled products will connect to Wi-Fi using an existing joining process.

ZipKey has rigorous standards for security, ensuring that your home Wi-Fi network stays protected. ZipKey-enabled products are given limited Internet access to a customer’s private network, with strict security against unauthorized access. Private Wi-Fi passwords are encrypted in ZipKey products, ensuring your privacy. Have more questions about security? Contact security@zipkey.com.

Look for the ZipKey logo on your connected products and home router. Products with the ZipKey logo have automated Wi-Fi connection capability.

In order to provide our services, we receive non-personal information from ZipKey-enabled connected products. This information does not personally identify an individual in any way. Data from the connected product may include its make, model, device type, IP address, current state of connectivity, and other information which many cloud platforms collect automatically as standard practice on the Internet. We don’t attempt to determine any additional personal information not provided directly to us, we don’t sell a user’s personal information to third parties, and we never deliver ads. Refer to your product’s privacy policy and terms of service to learn more.

Product companies across multiple categories are adopting ZipKey: home security, printers, access control, appliances, streaming audio and video, networking products, and even toys.  New products are becoming enabled with ZipKey all the time. If there is a product you love that you’d like to connect more easily and securely, let us know about it.

Ask your Internet service provider to create a ZipKey hotspot in your home, or buy a ZipKey-enabled Wi-Fi router. And be sure to look for the ZipKey logo when you buy connected products.

You can contact your Internet service provider to disable the ZipKey hotspot in your home Wi-Fi router.

Contact the product manufacturer directly for support in getting your products connected.