Piper continues smart home innovation with the introduction of Piper nv

Piper nv boasts 180-degree night vision, the widest field of view on the market, and advanced camera resolution

London, 10th March 2015 - Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announces general availability in Europe for Piper nv, the only security system that can be easily tailored to what matters most. Building on the launch of the original Piper last year, the all-in-one home security, video monitoring and automation device has been engineered for reliability and built frustration free, making it easier than ever to connect via mobile device for peace of mind.

Over the last year, Piper has ushered in a new approach to home monitoring, security and automation and continues to deliver users a new and smart way to interact with their homes. With the DIY smart home market projected to reach $7.8 billion in the US alone by 2019, according to NextMarket Insights, the connected home is becoming more easily accessible to consumers than ever before and Piper continues to be at the forefront of the movement with Piper nv. In addition to the already comprehensive Piper feature set, Piper nv boasts:

· Night Vision: Featuring the widest field of view available in the market, Piper nv's 180-degree day/night vision offers a clear and complete view of your home no matter the time of day. Night vision kicks in automatically once the room starts getting dark.

· Advanced camera resolution: The 3.4 megapixel camera sensor ensures you don't miss any details!

"Being aware of events in your home has never been easier with Piper," said Russell Ure, creator of Piper and an executive vice president and GM at Icontrol Networks. "Piper nv provides homeowners with unsurpassed visibility into their homes and ensures places and loved ones are always protected and safe. It sets a new standard for the optimal video experience in the smart home marketplace."

Piper has been recognised for its innovative technology and broad consumer appeal, and is powered by Icontrol Networks, a leader in the connected home marketplace.

In addition to night vision and advanced camera resolution, Piper nv has been designed for maximum customisation and includes the core Piper features:

· Security: Customise three security modes (home, away and vacation), motion detector and piercing, 105-decibel siren.

· Automation: Integrate Z-Wave accessories into Piper's security modes, control them remotely, on a schedule, or using environmental data.

· HD Panoramic camera: 180° fisheye lens, electronic pan, tilt, and zoom, 1080p camera sensor.

· Customised alerts: Phone call, text message, email, and push notifications to users and their trusted circle when security rules are triggered.

· Environmental sensors: Monitor and control home temperature, humidity, ambient light and sound.

· Elegant Design: Simple, intuitive app. Stunning, compact, two-toned form with brushed metal legs.

· Smart Hardware: ARM processor, battery backup, internal memory for video storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

· Android & iOS support: Available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

· Two-way audio: Talk directly to occupants through Piper through its app on your mobile device.

· Multi-Piper functionality: Support up to five different Pipers within a home so you always have visibility and control over your different spaces.

· Bedside mode: Featuring an active panic button, Bedside mode lets users manually turn on a siren in case of an emergency. Easy to reach and quick to access for fast action, users can now set Piper to Bedside mode before going to sleep for a more secure environment at night.

Piper nv can now be purchased at getpiper.com starting at €299.00 (£217.00) and Piper will continue to be sold for €199.00 (£145.00)*. The free Piper application is also available for download in the iTunes App Store and in the Google Play Store.

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