REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry, announced a partnership with Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq: MIFI), a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Through this collaboration, Novatel Wireless enables Icontrol One dealers to integrate MiFi® Secure, a 3G cellular upgrade communication board, with the Icontrol One interactive security solution. This unique offering provides independent security dealers a simple solution to migrate existing 2G cellular network dependent alarm panels to 3G in addition to offering Wi-Fi and Z-Wave capabilities for home automation services.
Security service providers will need to upgrade more than four million customers nationwide from 2G to 3G before 2017. The MiFi Secure solution offers Icontrol One dealers the ability to upgrade their customers to 3G cellular networks and enable a simplified solution for home automation at the same time, all for less cost than many traditional standalone upgrade options.
"The future of IoT is about accessing all technologies all the time and to deliver future proof solutions to customers that enable that scenario," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "Through our partnership with Novatel Wireless, Icontrol One dealers can offer their customers the innovative MiFi technology that does just that. The dealers now have a 2-in-1 future proof solution that integrates Z-Wave, Wi-Fi and 3G with award-winning MiFi technology, for less than many solutions that offer just 3G."
The MiFi Secure product line offers easy to install home security and automation solutions that enable wireless home control using cellular, Wi-Fi and Z-Wave technologies. The products communicate with smart devices and appliances over local wireless communications such as Z-Wave and Wi-Fi networks, and provide communication to control systems over cellular 3G networks. The MiFi Secure products include an optional external antenna and over-the-air provisioning and remote firmware upgrade capabilities that reduce the overhead of costly on-site visits, as well as lengthy waiting times for scheduling of service providers.
"The Icontrol partnership is exciting for us, as it further demonstrates our commitment to advancing the IoT," said Slim Souissi, president and COO of Novatel Wireless. "We are bringing together best-in-class hardware and RF capabilities with the most widely distributed home automation and security management solution, resulting in an innovative, future proof product offering for security dealers who had no access to this type of service in the past."
For more information about Icontrol One, visit http://www.icontrolone.com or connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. ISC West attendees can find Icontrol One and Novatel Wireless at booth #35087.
About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit icontrol.com and getpiper.com.
About Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIFI) is a leader in the design and development of M2M wireless solutions based on 3G and 4G technologies. The Company delivers Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud SAAS services to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, USB modems, Expedite® and Enabler embedded modules, Mobile Tracking Solutions, and Asset Tracking Solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Novatel Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. http://www.nvtl.com. @MiFi (Twitter)
MiFi is a registered trademark of Novatel Wireless, Inc. - the creators and patent holders of MiFi technology.
SOURCE Icontrol Networks