Home8, a provider of video-verified connected devices for safety, security, and home automation, has agreed to provide Marantec America with Home8’s popular Video-Verified ActionView garage door control relay system as a complement to Marantec’s flagship line of garage door openers. 

Home8 will supply the ActionView systems to Marantec America, a premier, Illinois-based manufacturer of access systems for both commercial and residential applications. Marantec will sell the systems as a third-party, value-added option to its extensive line of Synergy Garage Door Openers, under the Home8 brand.

With the Home8 ActionView system, users can employ a smartphone or other web-enabled device to remotely open or close their garage doors. This allows users to perform a variety of important functions, such as allowing access to delivery people or letting in neighbors in the event of an emergency. Video verification is a particularly desirable feature. This allows users who might not remember whether or not they closed the garage door after leaving their house to visually check door status through real-time video and to close it remotely.

According to Meikel Nagel, president and CEO of Marantec America, connectivity solutions are very much in demand in the areas of garage and garage door openers. “What really intrigued us about the Home8 system, besides being an established and reputable brand, is that it takes the initial need for opening and closing the garage door and brings it to a completely new level,” he explained. “From our initial feedback, the video capability has turned out to be the key selling point for homeowners; they have eyes on their garage now. 

“But what makes the system even more attractive is its expandability, allowing homeowners to add various home automation devices, even devices for connected health. Rather than having to purchase another system specifically for creating a smart home, users that purchase this Home8 system will already have a foundation for smart home integration.”

Visit www.marantecamerica.com for more information.