2014

VOXCOM Security Systems and iControl Networks Announce Partnership to Deliver the Next Generation of Home Security VOXCOM's distribution networks will offer iControl's 'Home Security 2.0'

solution to North American home security customers



    EDMONTON, Alberta and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VOXCOM
 Security Systems, a leading North America security provider, announced
 today that it has partnered with iControl Networks, the first provider of
 mass-market, web-based 'Home Security 2.0' solutions, to produce an
 offering that allows customers to remotely monitor and control their homes.
 The partnership enables VOXCOM to distribute advanced web, mobile and
 in-home monitoring services through its established and diversified retail
 channels and wholesale dealer networks. VOXCOM's new services combine
 iControl's tri-mode security network (broadband, cellular and POTS access)
 with enhanced IP video to take home security and monitoring to an entirely
 new level.
 
     VOXCOM's Active Response Monitoring (ARM) solution, an innovative
 monitoring, notification and video services platform, will be integrated
 with iControl's iHub technology: a home security router that plugs into the
 home network and connects wirelessly to security panels, IP cameras,
 sensors, and Z-Wave-based home automation devices (such as lighting, door
 locks, thermostats, etc.). The iControl solution provides both broadband
 and cellular access to customers' home security systems enabling
 traditional security monitoring and advanced functionality: remote access
 to live and event-based video, home control, and security panel operation
 from the web and mobile phone. Customers also receive automated
 notifications via email, SMS text message or a phone call when events
 occur, enabling users to stay connected to their home or business when
 away.
 
     "iControl's innovative 'Home Security 2.0' solution, combined with the
 strength of VOXCOM's distribution networks and central stations, provides a
 ground-breaking home monitoring solution that is exceptionally easy to use
 and requires less technical management and fewer calls for field service,"
 says Russell Keddie, Vice President of Business Development at VOXCOM. "The
 flexibility and reliable nature of the solution from this partnership makes
 it a winning option for marketing partners, dealers and homeowners alike."
 
     "VOXCOM is clearly establishing itself as a leader in home security
 innovation, and we are excited about the opportunity to deliver the next
 generation of home protection to VOXCOM's customers," says Paul Dawes, CEO
 of iControl Networks. "The vision is clear -- take home security to the
 next level with a triple play value proposition for the consumer: simple,
 connected and safe. A simple consumer experience via the web or mobile
 phone, a connected home that can be viewed and controlled remotely and
 greater peace-of-mind with tri-mode connectivity."
 
     About VOXCOM Security Systems:
 
     VOXCOM Security Systems is part of the Reliance family of products and
 services that monitors more than 325,000 homes and businesses across North
 America. Active Response Monitoring is provided by VOXCOM and powered by
 SecureNet, an innovative monitoring, notification and video services
 platform currently enabling telecommunication and utility companies with
 additional service offerings and revenue opportunities. For more
 information, please visit http://www.voxcom.com, or
 http://www.activeresponsemonitoring.com.
 
     About iControl Networks:
 
     Palo Alto-based iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and
 services company providing award-winning, residential and SME solutions for
 the home security market. iControl Networks partners with home security
 companies, Internet service providers and telecommunication companies to
 deliver Home Security 2.0, the next generation of home protection and
 connectivity. Investors in iControl include Intel and Charles River
 Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.icontrol.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE iControl Networks

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