Honeywell, a Connected Home solutions provider, has announced that it is introducing the Honeywell Smart Home Security System, a self-installed, all-in-one security solution that is simple to set up and allows consumers to be aware of what’s happening in and around their homes. This self-monitored system features Amazon Alexa, and can be upgraded and customised with accessories to fit your specific needs for the comfort and security of your home.

Connected home services

The heart of the Honeywell Smart Home Security System is a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree viewing that will incorporate facial recognition with push notifications so you can know when your child has arrived home safely from school. The camera base station is completely integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, a high-quality speaker and microphone. Easy to install out of the box, the system can be controlled through an app, your voice, and other optional devices.

“More than 150 million homeowners already trust Honeywell with their safety, comfort and security,” said Michael Flink, President, Honeywell Security and Fire. “Right out of the box and enabled by Amazon Alexa, our system allows customers to keep an eye on what’s happening in and around their homes. As is the case with all of Honeywell’s Connected Home offerings, the system can be enabled by location-based geofencing, which means it knows when you are at home or away.”

Sensors and motion viewers

The Honeywell Smart Home Security System features indoor and outdoor sensors and motion viewers that can alert you if your doors or windows are opened, and can even keep an eye on your napping baby in another room. The camera base station and additional devices can be adjusted using a schedule, location-based geofencing, or customisable event and scene triggers.

"Right out of the box, our system allows customers
to keep an eye on what’s happening in and around
their homes"

Audio and video self-monitoring is available directly through the app, and the Smart Home Security System also can send alerts inside the home with customisable lighting, sirens and video notifications through your app. In addition to being able to turn video recording off in the app, the camera base station includes a manual privacy shutter so you can be sure that what you want to stay private, stays private. The system will come with 24 hours of back-up cloud storage, which will be expanded to three days later this year.

2018 features and updates

The Honeywell Smart Home Security System has a robust roadmap of features available in 2018, including facial recognition updates so people will be able to know when their kids come home from school or when the dog walker shows up. Also coming in 2018, audio analytics updates will enable the system to know the difference between an alert from your smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, your dog barking or other loud noises.

"We applaud Honeywell for their commitment to listen to the ‘crowd’ in crowdsourcing ideas for their latest innovation," said Jonathan Cohen, chief enterprise solutions officer, Indiegogo. "Indiegogo's Enterprise offering will allow Honeywell to capture interest and validation while receiving actionable, product insights from consumers."

Indiegogo discount price

Honeywell’s Smart Home Security System will launch through Indiegogo’s Enterprise Crowdfunding service, allowing Honeywell to engage directly with backers, garner interest and provide real-time updates on how the system can continue to expand to meet people’s needs.

Exclusive pre-order offers for the system will be available for a discounted price to backers on Indiegogo through December 16. Following the exclusive Indiegogo pre-order campaign, the system will become more widely available early next year with bundled pricing starting at $499 MSRP. Indiegogo backers will receive a discounted price for this bundle, which will include the camera base station, window and door access sensors, and a key fob as another option to control the system.

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