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.
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