Even as convergence hits the industry again with the recent announcement that GE has plans to acquire Edwards Systems, another company taps into the security trend.
Newport Beach, Calif., communications provider InDigiNet Inc., which has typically been involved with merged communications solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, is working with vendors now to develop and roll out a "comprehensive home and business security monitoring package."
The system is expected to use both traditional and Web-based technologies, and InDigiNet CEO Mark Ellis says the company is interested in using webcam-style monitoring for small office/home office environments as well as small to mid-size businesses.
"We will offer monthly monitoring service which will include full remote gateway access to video stream 24/7 from remote locations or [a] cellular phone; 24 hours of archives video storage and playback; ability to send unlimited digital snapshot e-mails from viewers and technical support," Ellis said in a statement.
The announcement left many details vague, such as whether the company would only be offering IPTV-style surveillance, or whether the company would be offering services similar to that of traditional dealer and monitoring companies. A call to InDigiNet about the new services had not been returned in time for this article.