Interlogix Debuts Self-Contained ZeroWire Security Service
UTC’s Interlogix is now shipping the ZeroWire self-contained wireless security and home automation system to select high-volume dealers.
Nearly one year after it purchased Australian company Ultra High Speed (UHS), Interlogix debuted its new ZeroWire system at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ZeroWire is a self-contained, wireless security and home automation system that features a built-in Web server and touts simple installation for integrators. Interlogix is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX).
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.
“It’s a complete security system, but also controls locks, thermostats and lighting using Z-Wave but his has native Wi-Fi built in,” says Warren J. Hill, product marketing manager, Americas, intrusion. The native Wi-Fi will enable the device to integrate with other UTC sister company products, such as Carrier HVAC systems and Kidde fire systems. According to Hill, the Carrier control will be forthcoming in the next two months.
According to Paul Van der Zanden, general manager, global intrusion and alarm monitoring solutions, Interlogix, the cost-effective 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 for wall-mount or tabletop mounting installations. ZeroWire will be available in the U.S. and Canada during Q1 of 2015 for high-volume Interlogix dealers only. Later in the year, it will have a full release, says Hill.
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