Motorola Mobility to Work with Honeywell Security Group to Supply Connected Home Security Solution for Operators
June 15, 2011
CHICAGO, IL – June 15, 2011 – At the 2011 Cable Show, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) announced today its intention to work with Honeywell Security Group to develop an end-to-end security solution for cable and telecom service providers, offering subscribers a connected home security service that enables remote management of alarm panels and associated security devices using multiple control interfaces—including TV, smartphone, PC and tablet. A concept demonstration of this connected home solution is on-display at Motorola Mobility’s booth #609 at the Cable Show.
“Motorola and Honeywell Security Group are both leaders in their respective industries, and our anticipated relationship is expected to bring a new level of expertise and resources to service providers in expanding their offerings to include connected home security,” said Leon Hounshell, Division General Manager, 4Home Connected Solutions Group, Motorola Mobility. “At the Cable Show, we’re showcasing a concept demonstration of a turn-key solution for the deployment of next-generation security services to millions of subscribers.”
Overview: Connected Home Security
Motorola and Honeywell’s connected home security system would allow subscribers to protect, monitor and control their house while at home or away. A simple user interface on the TV, computer, smart phone or tablet hosts a range of customizable services, including security system control, energy management, alerts and notifications, and live video surveillance, in addition to 24x7 central station monitoring, to meet a range of subscriber levels and needs.
The concept solution combines the strengths of the two industry-leading companies. Motorola’s 4Home software platform was designed on open standards to enable service providers to offer a variety of new services that work across a range of devices and protocols. Honeywell’s security systems and Total Connect remote services provide end-users with protection from burglary, fire and other threats, in addition to enabling system monitoring and management via the web and mobile devices. Together, Motorola and Honeywell Security Group will provide a turn-key security system that delivers Honeywell’s trusted alarm panel hardware with device management from Motorola’s carrier-grade, open software platform—allowing simple integration of a range of connected security devices, scalability to millions of subscribers, and the infrastructure to support third-party services.
“We are looking forward to this collaboration with Motorola as it highlights the synergies in our approach to the connected home market,” said JoAnna Sohovich, President, Honeywell Security and Communications Americas. “By integrating Honeywell security with Motorola’s software platform, we will once again be delivering scalable, mass-market solutions that optimize security functionality for both subscribers and service providers.”
Service Provider Benefits
Motorola and Honeywell’s planned solution for service providers will not only support connected home security, but will be designed to have the flexibility to seamlessly deliver a variety of additional value-added services to subscribers. This capability is rooted in Motorola’s underlying 4Home software platform, which provides the framework to expand device management across the entire ecosystem of connected home devices, which can be enabled by service providers under the service architecture for connected home services such as home monitoring, energy management, home health, and others.
Motorola’s platform-based solution benefits service providers with reduced total cost of ownership, scalability to new devices and protocols, remote subscriber support, and simple SDK APIs to integrate with back-end systems, including CRM, billing and others. In addition, Motorola’s recent integration of its 4Home software platform and the EDGE management system facilitates device management from both the subscriber and service provider ends, enabling virtual support solutions that reduce truck rolls and facilitate real-time troubleshooting.
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