Bright House Networks Home Security & Control Provides Advanced Home Management and Always-On Connection
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2014 -- iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that its iControl Converge™ software platform is powering the Bright House Networks Home Security & Control solution. Bright House Networks Home Security & Control is a next generation system that puts customers in charge of their home security and comfort no matter where they are - at home, at the office or on the go.
With the power of iControl's Converge platform, Bright House Networks Home Security & Control offers centrally monitored and self-managed security, as well as energy, light and home appliance management via an in-home touchscreen, the web and smart phones. The alert feature enables users to customize their systems to send instant text or email notifications when the kids have returned home safely after school, or if there is suspicious behavior around the home. Users can even receive live or recorded video of their homes.
Acting as the hub of the Home Security & Control system is an advanced, yet easy-to-use, interactive touchscreen powered by iControl. In addition to creating and monitoring system settings, users can check the news and weather, watch live and recorded video feed of home activity and more.
"We're excited to partner with Bright House Networks to bring advanced home control, security and connectivity to their customer base," said Jim Johnson, executive vice president and general manager at iControl. "Bright House Networks customers will quickly appreciate how simple it is to manage their homes and gain the reassurance that comes with a home management service like this."
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.