Patents reflect leadership in connected home video monitoring and management
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15, 2015 -- Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely-distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the company four patents that define the use of video in connected home systems. These include:
* Patent 8,819,178 covers the integration of video cameras with a security system, and the networking necessary to support such integration with remote access and control. In addition, this patent defines the system architecture needed to support mobile device access to security and video systems using multiple camera video protocols such as H.264, MPEG4, and MJPEG.
* Patent 8,713,132 describes the creation and management of video camera networks used with premise security systems. The creation of a dedicated or segmented 'video network' in the home, and the management of security system components and camera devices from a remote server are both covered in this key patent.
* Patent 8,825,871 defines the inventions necessary to securely stream video from within a premise to remote mobile devices.
* Patent 8,635,350 explains techniques for implementing fundamental IP device management, including IP cameras located behind a premise firewall/router.
"The most prevalent value proposition in the rapidly expanding connected home market is the desire for greater peace-of-mind," stated Letha McLaren, CMO of Icontrol Networks. "Video is critical in bringing that benefit to life, so there's no surprise that our 2015 State of the Smart Home Report found home monitoring cameras are one of the top features consumers want in a connected home. Icontrol has invested heavily in our mobile video technology, and these four patents will help us continue to offer the highest quality video possible."
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 service providers and home security companies of all sizes, and the all-in-one Piper home security system for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer 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, Icontrol One (for independent service providers) and Piper visit icontrol.com, icontrolone.com and getpiper.com. For the most recent Icontrol research on the smart home industry, visit www.stateofthesmarthome.com.