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IP camera based Smart Scene Controller

IPUCam Smart Scene Controller

Interesting solution for home automation I received recently to my email – IPUCam. Basically it’s a mix of IP camera and controller. It might be connected to the home LAN via WiFi or Ethernet and can control various devices via IR. To control system consumers may use any PC with web browser or iOS devices.

Additionally to control your home the IPUCam allows to view video and audio stream from built-in camera as well as detect presence by its motion detector. The IPUCam Smart Scene Controller is tagged at $279.

The first NFC-enabled door lock

IPUCam Smart Scene Controller

We know the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is used to replace the credit card by your smartphone. But, for sure, this technology might have more applications. As example, we can see the first NFC-enabled door lock presented by Yale Locks & Hardware. To open it just put the smartphone near the lock and if it accepts the electronic key you’re in. Simple and the same time secure. You don’t need any connect except NFC, of course.

Additionally the new Yale door lock sports touchscreen to type unlock code manually and it’ll supports Z-Wave or ZigBee to integrate the lock into the home automation system. You may see the sort demo video after break.

Verizon announced Home Monitoring and Control system

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control system

Verizon is going to demonstrate its new Home Monitoring and Control system at CES 2011. it’ll allow to control lighting, thermostats, appliance as well as remotely view security cameras and lock/unlock doors through smartphones or FiOS TV boxes. The system will use Z-Wave technology for home automation, sensors and climate control and wireless IP security cameras. The pilot Verizon projects are planned next month in Jersey. Will see it in action at CES.

LifeShield Security Introduces Two Major Additions To Their Innovative Home Security Portfolio

LifeShield Security Introduces Two Major Additions To Their Innovative Home Security Portfolio GSM, a fourth layer of protection provided by your cell phone and New Wi-Fi security cameras for the home — both add up to increased peace of mind.

See the full press release after break.
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Marmitek ProGuard800 joins X10 security and home automation

Marmitek ProGuard800 Home Automation and Security Panel

As you may know one of the biggest disadvantage of X10 is different protocols for security and automation. So, you should have two separated devices – automation controller and security panel to cover both areas. Marmitek tries to make a life of DYI-ers easier by producing ProGuard800 security panel. With additional X-10 Home Automation module it’ll allow control dimmers, switches, sockets etc from the same panel.

The TheProGuard800 uses radio frequency to communicate with different types of sensors which makes an installation procedure easier and more conformable. Additionally the ProGuard800 can be integrated with telephony using PSTN or GSM modules. So, you’ll be able to control your home or receive notifications using mobile or landline phone.

The TheProGuard800 is already available for £400 including the security panel itself, two motion detectors, door/window sensor and keyfob remote control.

[via AutomatedHome]

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