Motorola Mobility has announced 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.
“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.
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 24/7 central station monitoring.
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.
“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.”
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 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.