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New from Johnson Controls is the DSC iotega, a wireless security and automation product aimed at homes and small businesses. Using PowerG wireless, iotega provides an encrypted security system, including remote interactive smart services. It can allow new revenue streams for security installers, the product firm suggests. It provides end-to-end 128-bit AES encrypted two-way sensors and includes a built-in siren, two-way voice, 99 user codes and Transport Layer Security.

iotega includes a capacitive touch keypad plus an optional seven-inch Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen, wireless arming station and flexible software app compatibility.

Installation is by a step-by-step portal. Configuration of devices, system diagnostics, and upgrades can be handled remotely. There is also a user-replaceable battery. iotega allows end-users to view cameras, lock doors, adjust temperature, and switch lights on and off besides other home automation features. These actions can be implemented on demand or by set scenes and schedules, powered by SecureNet’s app. For installers, the SecureNet platform offers a system management portal and an iOS and Android compatible mobile app that can be customised by brand. The SecureNet platform is integrated with security monitoring stations. Customers can start with the security-only package and evolve into full security and automation solution.

iotega supports multiple wired and wireless technologies, including PowerG 2-way encrypted wireless sensors, Ethernet, WiFi, Z-Wave Plus and cellular (3G) upgrade, providing end-users with options for their home automation network.

Maciej Polak, EMEA Intrusion Product Marketing Manager, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, said: “SecureNet’s direct integration with iotega marks an exciting new relationship, creating great opportunities and new revenue streams for dealers. The combination of iotega’s best-in-class security features with SecureNet’s app provides home and small businesses owners a fast, convenient way to manage and control what’s important to them by tapping into the latest scalable, secure option for connected environments.”

And Andrew Wilson, CEO, SecureNet, said: “Working with DSC’s iotega team on the launch of their latest security offering is tremendously exciting for SecureNet. We believe the combination of iotega’s new, innovative security and automation platform, and SecureNet’s visionary application will greatly increase consumer-adoption of security solutions and smart technology across all our vertical markets.”


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