iControl Networks Expands the Use of the Web Through its Online Remote Management Service
Connects People to their Family, Home and Business
May 3, 2006
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Palo Alto, CA – May 3, 2006 – iControl Networks, Inc., a leading provider of active personal content via the Web, today announced the public launch of its Internet service that empowers consumers to manage what matters most to them – family, home and business. The secure online service dramatically improves one’s lifestyle by providing a way to see, know and respond remotely to the comfort and safety of one’s “life assets”, their family, home or business – from anywhere at anytime.
Expanding on the promise of the Web, iControl’s service delivers a new level of information and control. Users can manage their service in response to information that they receive and even re-configure how the system behaves, all remotely simply through their browser. For the first time, consumers have an online service that is easy-to-install, easy-to-use, entirely Web-based, affordable and comprehensive in the information it provides.
“We use the iControl service to track our kids going in and out of the house, to turn lights on and off, and to know all’s well at home, said Jacob Friis, Father of three children and a homeowner in Arlington, MA. “I can control the system either from my cell phone or from any computer with a Web-browser. It is a neat system with a lot of advanced features.”
iControl’s online service is used for ‘keeping in touch’ with children when they are at home, checking in on vacation homes, watching after elder parents, managing a home’s cooling and heating system, and even knowing the daily activities at a business. Beyond home and business use, iControl's services can be used in such specialized applications as real estate sales, property management and energy management.
Each user has a secure, personal portal that they access through a Web browser on a PC, PDA, or smart phone to configure, view and manage their iControl service. Through cameras, sensors and other devices placed at a home or business, users can get information about alarms, view or take pictures, and receive e-mail or text message alerts when devices are triggered. Further, they can set schedules for devices to activate, as well as pre-define actions when devices are unexpectedly triggered.
iControl offers a variety of Starter Kits and a range of accessories including wireless network (IP) cameras, door and window sensors, lamp modules, thermostats, emergency pendants, smoke detectors, water and freeze sensors, and more.
Pricing and Availability:
The iControl service will be available at the end of May. Starter kits begin at $599, and the monthly fee is $14.95 through iControl Networks. For more information and ordering, go to www.icontrol.com.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company that helps people manage what matters most to them — their family, home, and business. It is the online service that enhances an individual’s busy life, offering an easy, affordable, and centralized way to see, know and respond remotely to the comfort and safety of family, property or business — from anywhere, anytime. To bring the company’s service to market, iControl partners with service providers, Internet portals, telecommunications companies, elder care organizations and homebuilders. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.icontrol.com.
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