Honeywell's analog converter unit (ACU) allows analog security cameras to operate on the company’s Total Connect network.
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MELVILLE, N.Y., April 4, 2011 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today released an analog converter unit (ACU) that allows analog security cameras to operate on the company’s Total Connect suite of digital communications services. By enabling legacy analog video cameras to function like IP devices, security dealers can maximize their customers’ existing equipment and give them the ability to look in on their businesses remotely from anywhere in the world with unrestricted Internet account access.
Total Connect allows home and business owners to access and control their security systems from any web-enabled device such as a PC, laptop or smartphone. The service offers a range of video capabilities, including the ability to view live, streaming video from a security camera, as well as record and play back.
The Honeywell ACU is Wi-Fi compatible for easy installation.
“Analog customers may be interested in a digital service like Total Connect, but they can’t always afford to upgrade their existing equipment to digital,” said Gordon Hope, general manager of Honeywell’s AlarmNet business. “Honeywell’s ACU eliminates the need to rip and replace old equipment and represents a great opportunity to dealers to increase RMR and grow their businesses by revisiting existing accounts that use analog cameras.”