Icontrol Offers Comprehensive Solution
Icontrol Networks now offers Icontrol One, a solution tailored for the needs of independent security dealers.
Icontrol One combines the home automation platform and feature set found in large service provider offerings with a business model designed to optimize the success of independent dealers, the company described. With Icontrol One, dealers can offer a branded, easy-to-use home automation, video and security experience that delivers the features such as immersive HD video, user experience and compatibility with an extensive open ecosystem of smart devices.
Icontrol One was designed to help independent dealers meet the growing demand for professionally-installed home automation and security systems. According to Parks Associates, 65 percent of security systems installed in the last year included interactive services; a separate Parks Associates study found that selling remote monitoring and smart home services with a security system brings higher upfront revenues, and an average of $14 more recurring monthly revenue (RMR) per household.
“The upcoming sunset of 2G wireless technology coupled with consumer trends moving away from landline phones and towards automation presents an opportunity. Now, dealers can easily upgrade their customers to 3G and home automation at the same time,” said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. “Research from groups like ABI has shown that dealers need to take advantage of interactive technology to keep and gain market share through the end of the decade.”
“The sunset of 2G is a huge cost burden on the security industry,” said Tom Kerber, director, research, home controls & energy of Parks Associates. “Icontrol One allows dealers to use this transition to generate revenue.”
“Almost a decade ago, Icontrol delivered one of the first platforms with Z-Wave and home automation technology for the security industry, and now has more interactive deployments than any other solution,” added Hagerty. “With Icontrol One we’ve taken this same leading platform and optimized it to be fast and easy for dealers to install and manage.”