Momentum Increase for Home Automation Technology

As a number of the country’s biggest telecommunications and cable organizations keep making their drive into the home security industry, the usage of home automation technology has increased substantially.  On Monday one of the companies that is seeing the advantages of this trend, iControl Networks, made an announcement that its OpenHome software program is going to be utilized by Time Warner Cable to power its innovative home management program called IntelligentHome.

The IntelligentHome solution doesn’t just enable customers to control and personalize their security systems; it will also supply them with features for energy management, such as lighting and thermostat controls.

With IntelligentHome, customers can:

  • Easily manage security and comfort from an in-home touch screen, secure website or free mobile app
  • Customize their systems by creating personalized settings that can generate email and text alerts when requested
  • Know their homes are protected 24/7 with cellular and battery back-up and TWC’s owned and operated 5-Diamond rated Emergency Response Center
  • Keep in touch with their homes using in-home cameras that let them see what’s happening when they are away
  • Instantly access everyday apps like weather, news and photos using their touchscreen
  • Go green with energy-saving thermostat and lighting controls

According to the CEO of iControl, Bob Hagerty, the introduction of high speed communications as well as the versatility it offers has brought a new degree of performance to the household security industry which never existed just a couple of years back.  “It allows you to broaden out and give a number of features that you could have done before, but was pretty limited given the technology. So, you take broadband and then the other macro-movement is mobility, combine it with security and you’re able to do amazing things with home management,” he said.

As well as Time Warner Cable, iControl’s OpenHome program is additionally being utilized by Comcast in its Xfinity Home Security service, along with Rogers Communications in Canada.  The organization’s software has also been used by ADT within its Pulse Solution, as well as by DSC’s Connect 24 service.

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