Cable Show 2011: Motorola Hooks Up With Honeywell For Home Security

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Motorola Mobility struck a deal with Honeywell Security Group to develop an home-security solution for cable and telecom service providers, rounding out the vendor's 4Home home-automation system.

The partnership is aimed at delivering a competitive solution to the home automation and security system from iControl, whose customers include Comcast, Time Warner Cable and ADT Security Services.

Verizon is deploying a home-automation service with the software from 4Home, which Motorola acquired in December 2010.

"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," Leon Hounshell, division general manager of Motorola Mobility's 4Home Connected Solutions Group, said in a statement.

Motorola and Honeywell's connected home security system would allow subscribers to protect, monitor and control their house while at home or away, via the TV, computer, smart phone or tablet. Features include security system control, energy management, alerts and notifications, live video surveillance and 24-hour central station monitoring. The joint solution will provide a security system that combines Honeywell's alarm panel hardware with device management from Motorola.

Motorola recently integrated its 4Home software platform with its Edge device management system.