Published on 21 May, 2015
UTC Fire & Security UK announces its new ZeroWire™ system. ZeroWire is a self-contained, wireless security and lifestyle enhancement system featuring a built-in Web server and offering simple installation and complete system control for homes. UTC Fire & Security UK Ltd. is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
The new system is designed to support a variety of devices to heighten security and enhance user convenience. Local and remote management of the ZeroWire system and connected devices is possible through a mobile application for iOS and Android. The system will soon also offer integrated support for IP cameras, including the ability to view live video and replay captured alarm or action-triggered video. In addition, ZeroWire contains a Z-Wave® radio, which enables homeowners to control Z-Wave connected lights, thermostats and locks.
Advanced cloud features
“It’s a complete security system, which also controls locks, thermostats and lighting using Z-Wave and has native IP and Wi-Fi built in,” says Andreas Kull, intrusion product leader, UTC Fire & Security Products Europe and Africa. “With its advanced cloud features and user-friendly operation, the ZeroWire system is an ideal choice for today’s homeowner looking for a complete, cost-effective solution that provides security and interactive home control through personal technology devices,” said Jurgen Van Goethem, president, UTC Fire & Security Products EMEA. “The powerful ZeroWire system can be programmed to accommodate any home and address each family’s security priorities.”
The system covers up to 64 zones and can accept more than 250 users. Other ZeroWire system features include:
- Context-sensitive keys and voice-guided menu for simple installation and operation
- Support for door/window, glass break sensors and for motion and smoke detectors; upcoming support for carbon monoxide detectors and flood sensors
- Support for up to 25 key fobs that can be used locally for arming/disarming the panel
- Dual-path reporting over broadband and cellular networks for increased levels of security; optional USB dongle modem will allow for 3G connectivity
Combination of installer & user friendly features
The ZeroWire panel has a compact design, making it ideal for wall-mount or tabletop mounting installations. This combination of installer and user friendly features paired with the home automation and security functionalities makes ZeroWire a comprehensive solution.