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.

Budget and simple wireless surveillance system

Uniden  UDW10003 wireless video surveillance system

Sure it’s better to have some professional solution to organize surveillance system in your home. Moreover the integration with home automation system will be useful as well. But sometimes people need something easy installed and simple in use. The new wireless surveillance system UDW10003 from Uniden fits those criteria. It contains two parts – indoor/outdoor camera with IR night vision and monitor (both are wireless). The monitor can be with 3.5-inch or 7-inches displays. The price of the basic package including 3.5-inch monitor and one camera is just $199.99. The bundle with 7-inches monitor and two cameras is $299.99 and each additional camera is $99.

The Uniden wireless surveillance system is an ideal solution for the most people who don’t want to spend time and money to install complicate system.

[via SlashGear]

EyeSpy247: Stop Worrying, Start Seeing.


EyeSpy247 is an on-line based CCTV system. It offers following features:

  • Monitor your home or business 24/7
  • Set up multiple cameras on one account
  • DIY plug ‘n’ play camera install
  • Choice of wired and wireless cameras
  • Arm/disarm monitoring from a pc or mobile
  • Images/video stored off-site for remote access
  • Get event alerts via email and/or SMS
  • Add friends and family to receive alerts
  • UK based support team

The EyeSpy247 supports wired and wireless IP cameras from Lincsys, Y-cam, Panasonic and Axis (you can buy cameras in the EyeSpy247 shop or use yours). It doesn’t need some special knowledge to install and configure a new camera. Recorded video is stored on-line. So, user can access to it via web browser from anywhere (just need Internet connection) and share it with family members. Additionally the video is safely backuped by EyeSpy247.

Unlike the other similar system EyeSpy247 doesn’t have any monthly fees. User should pay just for the space for recorder video and sent SMS notifications. So, at the first glass it looks like good choice for simple home surveillance system.

Watch video from IP cameras on your iPhone

Smartvue for iPhone

Just for $0.99 you can turn your iPhone into security surveillance monitor. This is the price of Smartvue for iPhone on the AppStore. Smartvue allows to see video stream from unlimited number of IP cameras via EDGE, 3G and WiFi. It provides a zooming with iPhone “Pinch” and “Squeeze” and supports a bunch of IP cameras.

Additionally, there are examples of URLs to get camera picture for the most popular vendors. It also can be interesting for smarthome enthusiasts and professionals.

[via AutomatedHome]

Monitor your home with BT Home Monitor


Company Intamac has launched its broadband home monitoring products and services with WoonVeilig in The Netherlands. The BT Home Monitor VP1000 is easy to install DIY wireless security alarm and monitoring system. First of all it’s a security system. So, VP1000 includes a security panel and various wireless sensors: motion, smoke and flood detectors. The security panel offers a few pre-defined mode for the home security and possibility to connect to the broadband Internet to have access from everywhere. Additionally wireless D-Link IP cameras can be connected to the system to allow monitor you home.

The price of BT Home Monitor VP1000 including Main Control Panel, 2 Wireless Movement Detectors, Wireless Door Contact and Remote Keyfob is £115.99. Additionally consumer should pay £5 per month for the access to his online account and includes the cost of all outbound voice call, sms text message and e-mail notifications from our monitoring service. Additionally £2.5 should be paid for monitoring 4 IP cameras.

The new Intamac security system looks very similar to AlertMe but offers more useful features then it. However, AlertMe is based on standard home automation protocol ZigBee which is much better that using some proprietary unique one (I couldn’t find any information aboutVP1000 protocol). In any case, those two systems show a new tendency in the DIY home security and monitoring systems.

[via HomeToys News]

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