Icontrol Developer Program Opens Door to New Level of Smart Home Customization

Extension will enable integration with Icontrol-powered solutions via the cloud.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Icontrol Networks, a distributor of interactive security and home automation platform, announced it is expanding its ecosystem of available devices to include cloud-based integrations.

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This extension of the Icontrol Developer Program allows application and device developers to integrate with Icontrol-powered solutions via the cloud. The cloud integration technology has allowed Icontrol to certify new applications and devices including AccuWeather, Rachio’s Iro smart sprinkler controller and Nest’s Leraning Thermostat. Icontrol is also working towards being certified via the Works with Nest program.

“Many of the apps and products that consumers love — AccuWeather, Iro and Nest being perfect examples — are cloud-based,” said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol. “This new extension of our Developer Program means that any Icontrol-powered solution can more easily integrate with any cloud-based connected device, in addition to ZigBee, Wi-Fi or Z-Wave devices. This is an exciting step in our quest to remove the technological barriers standing in the way of smart home adoption.”

“This is a win for everyone involved,” said Letha McLaren, CMO of Icontrol. “Icontrol-powered security and service providers can offer their customers more device options, and those options can be controlled from a single user experience without bringing technology or compatibility into the conversation. Developers will benefit from a streamlined integration process, and increased flexibility while maintaining control over the device user experience.”

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