Home automation integrators and security dealers can now integrate products from both companies to create “connected homes.” The certification assures seamless interoperability between Honeywell’s range of VISTA security systems and the Control4 ecosystem of devices.
Honeywell VISTA is the only security system able to exchange zone descriptors with the Control4 home automation system, significantly improving the efficiency of the installation process, according to the company. The Control4 platform gives homeowners the ability to automate and control a broad range of devices including security systems, HVAC, lighting and home entertainment systems from a number of interfaces including keypads, smartphones, touchscreens, tablets and TVs.
“The last couple of years have witnessed an exponential rise in consumer demand for home automation and control systems, many of which include security as a key element of the solution. This presents a tremendous opportunity for Honeywell security dealers to deliver more value to homeowners, differentiate themselves from competitors and close more business,” said Jonathan Klinger, vice president of marketing, Honeywell Security & Communications. “The integration of Honeywell’s VISTA series with Control4 provides our channel partners and their customers with a best-of-breed solution that will help them make the most of this opportunity.”
“Security is a critical element in the vast majority of connected homes,” said Jim Arnold, Control4 senior vice president of sales. “Honeywell’s VISTA series is a significant addition to Control4’s ecosystem of certified products. It increases the depth and breadth of security offerings our dealers can provide their customers.”