FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLACK & DECKER AND
iCONTROL NETWORKS PARTNER TO CREATE GROUNDBREAKING INTEGRATED ACCESS CONTROL
Announced at ISC West to Create the Ultimate in Residential Security and Home
LAS VEGAS, (April 1, 2009) – Black & Decker® and
iControl Networks today announced their partnership to create the ultimate in
integrated wireless and remote residential access control solutions at the
International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) in Las Vegas. This
collaboration of innovation leaders will allow homeowners to remotely and
wirelessly control Z-Wave equipped Baldwin® and Kwikset® brand door locks with
the iControl Stay Connected™ solution via any Web-enabled device. These
innovative future solutions will be on display in the Black & Decker booth
No. 2086 and the iControl booth No. 10141 at ISC West, April 1-3, 2009.
"This integrated solution is unique in that the Kwikset and Baldwin locks
feature electronic motorized deadbolts which allow homeowners to not only
monitor the status of their door locks remotely, but actually lock or unlock
them directly from their Web-enabled mobile phone or the Internet without a
person physically touching the hardware," said Jason Williams, senior product
manager, Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement.
Remote access control is a key feature delivered by the iControl Stay
Connected solution, the home management platform utilized by security companies
to offer interactive services that extend the traditional security system
feature set to include:
- IP-Enabled Security - broadband and cellular-based
"always-on" network connectivity between the security system and central
- Remote Management - mobile and Web connectivity for
personal monitoring and control of Kwikset and Baldwin brand door locks,
security, lighting, video, energy access, and more.
- Interactive Video - live video and event-based video clips
and pictures viewable via mobile phone or the Internet.
- Real-time Notifications - "Always connected" event-driven
e-mail or text message notification with video clips and picture attachments.
- Consumer Experience - Attractive widget-based interfaces
that are simple and easy-to-use.
"Home devices that used to function independently can now interoperate
seamlessly via our open architecture, and deliver a much more compelling value
proposition for homeowners," said Greg Roberts, vice president of marketing,
iControl Networks. "Not only can consumers remotely control locks from the Web
or mobile phone, but unlocking your front door also automatically disarms your
security system, turns on the lights, adjusts the thermostat and much more."
About iControl Networks
Palo Alto, Calif.-based iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and
services company providing award-winning solutions for the home security market.
iControl Networks partners with home security companies, Internet service
providers and telecommunication firms to deliver the iControl Stay Connected™
solution, the next generation of home protection and connectivity. Investors in
iControl include Charles River Ventures, Intel and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and
Byers. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.
About Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement
Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division
of Black & Decker, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of power
tools, power tool accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group
includes some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in
the world including Baldwin, Kwikset, Weiser Lock®, Price Pfister® and K2™
Commercial Hardware by Black & Decker.
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