Are You Living in a Connected Home?
Here’s your new home that can tell you what’s going on with it, and it can be controlled with a smartphone, tablet or other web-enabled device.
This week, tech company Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is rolling out two new security and home automation products to make homes smarter: LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi home controller. The company made this announcement Wednesday, June 27.
Both products, the latest in Honeywell’s “connected home” portfolio, are being showcased during CE Week, a weeklong gathering of consumer electronics brands, people and events.
Recently, AT&T also announced the AT&T Digital Life, an IP-based remote monitoring and automation platform to equip global service providers with the capabilities to offer their subscribers customizable, web-based home automation, energy and security services. (Read: How to Live a Simple Digital Life)
According to the Honeywell, the expansion of its connected home portfolio, which also includes programmable thermostats and applications to remotely manage comfort and security, is being fueled in part by the proliferation of smartphones, owned by nearly half of U.S. mobile phone subscribers, according to Nielsen.
“Smartphones, tablets and other web-enabled devices are empowering families to connect to and control their homes, saving time and money and bringing peace of mind,” said Ron Rothman, president of Honeywell Security Group.
“With these security and automation systems, you can disarm the security system for a child returning home from school, turn up the air conditioning on the way home from work, and watch as a package is delivered to your front door.”
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Both the LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi Touchscreen use Z-Wave technology to communicate with other home devices such as thermostats, lighting controls, shades and locks.
The Honeywell Total Connect remote interactive service and applications give consumers access to their security systems from internet-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Honeywell is demonstrating these products at the CEA Line Show June 27-28 in New York.