Partnership offers enhanced security features for families on the go
London, 8 December 2015 - Piper, the all-in-one home security solution powered by Icontrol Networks and designed for mobile, today announced a partnership with Life360, the leading Family Network used by more than 50 million families to privately share their locations and stay connected. The partnership will give Piper and Life360 users the ability to know their home and family members are protected by Piper when they are not around through a new feature called ‘Smart Arming'. With the Life360 integration into Piper's home security solution, users can feel at ease knowing their families can check in or out with the simple touch of a button.
"Piper users are always looking for smart and efficient ways to protect their families and make their home security systems smarter, whether it is through sensors, smart switches or customisable notifications alerting them to what is happening in their home. That is why we believe Piper and Life360 are a perfect pair - users can protect their families in and out of the home with Smart Arming," said Jason Domangue, vice president of Piper Marketing at Icontrol Networks. "This partnership brings additional peace of mind to Piper users, who are able to check-in with their loved ones throughout the day."
With Smart Arming, Piper will notify users when their system is unarmed and no family members are detected in their home. Users then simply tap the notification on their mobile device to set Piper to "away" automatically arming Piper without having to open any apps.
"Our focus has always been on providing peace of mind by letting people know where their families are and that they're safe," said Alex Haro, co-founder and president of Life360. "We're excited to partner with Piper as part of our ‘Works with Life360' program to connect homes and devices to your family network. Not only can people know their families are safe with our service, but now with Piper they never have to wonder what is going on in their homes thanks to the smart security and real-time alerts that allow them to check in at any time."
With the recently announced Marketplace, Piper is continuing to curate the connected home for the consumer by taking the guesswork and research out of finding the right products and services that will work together and help the home run seamlessly. By doing this, Piper makes it easy for users to build a safer more connected home and family.
The new Life360 enhancements to Piper's application are available starting today.
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 smart home security system for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its Icontrol 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.
Life360 is the world's largest network for families available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Using proprietary location-based technology, Life360 processes over 1.5 billion location requests per day and enables over 50 million families to privately share location, communicate with ease and stay connected with in-app messaging. The app operates in a convenient and secure way reducing friction and offering peace of mind to make family life easier. Founded in 2008, Life360 has raised $76M in venture financing and is headquartered in San Francisco with 75 employees. For more information, visit life360.com