HAI adds Black & Decker as newest connectivity partner

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security
and home automation products since 1985, announced today that Black &
Decker has partnered with HAI to ensure seamless integration of their
upcoming residential access control solutions. 

These cutting-edge electronic motorized locks - developed for
interoperability with home automation and security systems like HAI -
deliver a wide-range of customizable access control options. Black &
Decker's unique electronic motorized lock throws the bolt and provides
the ability to lock and unlock doors via HAI's OmniTouch Touchscreens,
consoles and keyfobs.  Further, HAI's secure remote access software
facilitates control from a computer, Smartphone, iPhone, BlackBerry,
etc.

HAI will discuss the new integration during its "Access Control and
Automation" trainings to be held April 1st and 2nd, 2009, in conjunction
with the International Security Conference (ISC-West) in Las Vegas,
Nevada.  Additionally, Black & Decker will be demonstrating the
integration in ISC Booth 2086, April 1-3, 2009. 

"The HAI and Black & Decker partnership applies new meaning to the
phrase, 'Peace of mind,'" explains HAI President, Jay McLellan.  "For
the first time, you can know that a door is actually locked, and not
just closed."

Black & Decker's residential access control solutions feature two-way
functionality where the door lock can directly control HAI security and
automation functions, and vice versa. Homeowners can arm the home
security system when the door is locked and disarm the system when the
door is unlocked. Likewise, HAI systems can be configured to
automatically set lighting, music and temperature based on the code used
to unlock the door.

Intended for use in new home construction or retrofits, Black & Decker
will utilize ZigBee(r) and Z-Wave(r) wireless protocols for the
Baldwin(r) and Kwikset(r) home door lock brands. 

"Over the last few years, it has become clear to us that the home
security business is on the cusp of a major shift toward even greater
integration between home security and home automation", said Jason
Williams, senior product manager, Black & Decker Hardware Home
Improvement. "This new technology from Black & Decker allows us to
further develop the 'smart home' and advance the way we live and manage
our busy lives."

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors
and installing dealers in over 80 countries.  For more information on
HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com or email marketing@homeauto.com.


About Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group
(www.bdhhi.com): Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI)
Group is a division of Black & Decker, a leading global manufacturer and
marketer of power tools, power tool accessories and security hardware.
Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the most recognizable hardware
and home improvement brands in the world including Baldwin, Kwikset,
Weiser Lock(r), Price Pfister(r) and K2T Commercial Hardware by Black &
Decker.

About HAI (www.homeauto.com):  HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a
privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security
products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA.
Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning
automation products, including home control systems, programmable
communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio
systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, and
software that allows access and control of an automation system over the
Internet.  All products are sold through HAI's worldwide network of
Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80
countries.

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