MELVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2011 – Honeywell will showcase an extensive portfolio of "connected home" solutions and technologies at ISC West 2011, including a complete refresh of its popular Total Connect web interface for remote services, support for Z-Wave thermostat and lighting controls, and integration with Control4 home automation systems. Other new technologies on display will include enhanced aesthetics and common graphical interfaces for Honeywell’s LYNX self-contained and VISTA hybrid security systems, as well as an interoperability demonstration with smart meters using Zigbee technology.
"The rise of mobile apps, IP video, and open standards for home automation, creates tremendous opportunities for the security industry to enrich and broaden the appeal of its offering to tens of millions of homeowners," said Jonathan Klinger, vice president of marketing for Honeywell Security & Communications. "Honeywell’s forthcoming launches of connected-home solutions will enable its dealers to increase close rates, increase content per sale, increase recurring monthly revenue and reduce attrition."
The company’s Total Connect Remote Services – which allow home and business owners to communicate with their security systems using smartphones and web-enabled devices – will again be a centerpiece of Honeywell’s presence at ISC West. The latest version of Total Connect, version 2.0, includes enhanced graphics, an interactive user dashboard and simplified set-up steps. Total Connect 2.0 also provides lifestyle-enhancing features for the growing number of smartphone users.
Other new "connected home" products on display will include:
- The LYNX Touch wireless control panel is the latest series of Honeywell’s self-contained intrusion systems. With its vivid 4.7-inch color touchscreen display, it provides both end users and installers very simple, intuitive user icons to navigate from user to programming screens. The newest addition to the company’s LYNX family shares the same graphic user interface across the Honeywell intrusion portfolio and is Total Connect-ready. It can support thermostats and lighting controls that communicate via the Z-Wave protocol to allow users to set back thermostats or turn off lights when the system is armed. The LYNX Touch increases the value of dealers’ businesses by providing customers with what’s important to them: ease of use, safety, comfort and control.
- The 6280 Series of Graphical Keypads provide the latest Honeywell graphic user interface, sharing the same icons as the LYNX and Total Connect interfaces. Like the LYNX Touch, variants of the new 6280 Series support the Z-Wave protocol to provide homeowners control of the security, lighting, door, shades and HVAC systems from a vivid 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display.
In addition to viewing IP video camera feeds on the screen, homeowners will also be able to view and control information locally via the built-in web server through their smartphone, tablet or PC. This will enable homeowners to view and control their security systems anywhere within their homes. The 6280 will be available in three configurations; a basic graphical keypad with built-in SD card for downloading pictures and videos, a home controller with built-in Z-Wave capability and web server, and a Wi-Fi version.
- The 5800ZBRIDGE is a small, easy-to-install device that lets end-users set back thermostats and turn off lights when arming LYNX Touch and new VISTA Series systems. This allows dealers to offer an automated way for homeowners to save energy and money when using their security systems.