|Purple Heart recipient Pfc. Jeffrey Taylor (left) receiving a monitoring package donation from SafeTouch Security ; Joy Curtiss; Interlogix (middle); Jose Rentas, SafeTouch Security (right)|
An Iraq war veteran and his family will soon move into a fully remodeled home, complete with a robust Interlogix security system, as part of Lifetime Television’s nationally televised Designing Spaces home improvement show. Interlogix is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The three-episode "Project Homeward Bound" series, which began airing on Sept. 25, follows the makeover of a Jacksonville, Fla. home for Army private first class Jeffery Taylor and his family. Taylor received the Purple Heart following injuries sustained during an enemy attack near the Baghdad Airport in 2003 that claimed the lives of the rest of his unit.
Working with local Interlogix dealer SafeTouch®, Interlogix installed a pre-released version of its new AdvisorTM self-contained security and comfort management system. Advisor combines advanced life safety and lifestyle functions for both home and small business use. The system integrates with Interlogix TruVision® cameras both inside and outside of the home. A TruVision NVR 50 video recorder was included in the Taylor’s system.
“If someone comes to the home, the Taylors will be able to see who it is without having to open the door,” said Kirk MacDowell, vice president sales, intrusion, Interlogix. “They’ll not only know when their kids come home, they’ll know who comes home with them.”
The Advisor panel can also control door locks, lights, thermostats and electrical appliances using Z-Wave® wireless protocol. The panel’s built-in applications will provide the family with updated news, weather, sports and traffic information. In addition, the Taylors can keep track of their home while away as the cameras can be viewed from virtually any remote location using a smart device.
“Pfc. Taylor put his life on the line for his country,” MacDowell said. “Now it's time for us to give back to him and his family. We are proud to help secure this Purple Heart recipient’s new home.”
The Designing Spaces segments are running again at 7:30 pm on Wed. Oct. 23, Thurs Oct. 24 and Fri. Oct. 25 on the Lifetime channel. Interlogix is featured in the Wed. & Friday episodes.