An extensive portfolio of “connected home” solutions and technologies focuses on a refresh of Honeywell’s Total Connect Web interface. The advances center on remote services, support for Z-Wave-enabled thermostat and lighting controls, and integration with Control4 home automation systems.
Other new technologies include enhanced aesthetics and common graphical interfaces for Honeywell’s LYNX self-contained and VISTA hybrid security systems, as well as interoperability with smart meters using ZigBee technology. Check elsewhere in this smartHOME online issue for an expanded story on home area networks, which covers the Internet, ZigBee, Z-Wave and other approaches.
“The rise of mobile apps, IP video, and open standards for home automation, creates tremendous opportunities for the security industry to enrich and broaden the appeal of its offering to tens of millions of homeowners,” says Jonathan Klinger, vice president of marketing for Honeywell Security & Communications, Melville, N.Y. “Honeywell’s connected-home solutions will enable dealers to increase close rates, increase content per sale, increase recurring monthly revenue and reduce attrition.”
Other “connected home” products which were on display at ISC West included: