CES: Enhanced home management using smart devices
Interlogix showcased its new ZeroWire system at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ZeroWire, a self-contained, wireless security and lifestyle enhancement system, features a built-in Web server and offers simple installation and complete system control for homes. Interlogix is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
The ZeroWire system is designed to support a variety of devices to heighten security and enhance user convenience. Local and remote management of the ZeroWire system and connected devices is possible through an Interlogix mobile application for iOS and Android. The system also offers integrated support for IP cameras, including the ability to view live video and replay captured alarm or action-triggered video.
ZeroWire also contains a Z-Wave® radio, which enables homeowners to control Z-Wave connected lights, thermostats and locks.
“With its advanced cloud features and user-friendly operation, the ZeroWire system is an ideal choice for today’s homeowner looking for a complete, cost-effective solution that provides security and interactive home control through personal technology devices,” said Paul Van der Zanden, general manager, global intrusion and alarm monitoring solutions, Interlogix. “The powerful ZeroWire system can be customized to accommodate most any home and address each family’s security priorities.”
The system covers up to 64 zones and can accept more than 250 users. Other ZeroWire system features include:
• Context-sensitive keys and voice-guided menu for simple installation and operation
• Support for door/window, glass break and environmental sensors; motion, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
• Support for up to 20 key fobs that can be used locally for arming/disarming the panel, turning on or off a Z-Wave-enabled light, or activating the panic feature from a compact, remote device
• Dual-path reporting over broadband and cellular networks for increased levels of security
The ZeroWire panel has a small footprint and a low-profile making it ideal for wall-mount or tabletop mounting installations.
ZeroWire will be available in the U.S. and Canada directly from select Interlogix dealers in early 2015. Interlogix is exhibiting at CES booth 70549, along with UTC Building & Industrial Systems’ brands Carrier and Kidde.