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LG Dives Into Home-Automation Market

BOCA RATON, FLA. – LG will enter the U.S. do-ityourself home-automation market this year in a partnership with ADT, which currently offers installed and monitored home-security systems with automation capabilities.

The companies’ co-developed all-in-one LG Smart Security hub will be available in the fall. Details of the go-to-market strategy will be divulged during the summer, an ADT spokesman told TWICE.

The in-door hub incorporates a 1080p night-vision camera with 150-degree field of view, motion detection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and the wireless Z-Wave and ZigBee HA 1.2 home-automation standards. It also features light, temperature, humidity and pressure sensors.

Like other DIY home-security and automation systems, the hub will send alerts to smartphones and tablets and let users monitor and control smart-home devices from remote locations. It will also let users stream video from the hub’s camera.

Consumers, however, also get the option to subscribe to ADT for additional protection on a no-contract basis, the spokesperson said. “We will have ADT professional monitoring added as a service on this device as well, meaning if an alarm is triggered and someone is breaking into your home, you won’t just watch the event unfold via a video clip,” he said. “ADT will have already dispatched response services to the home, just as we do with traditional security.” ADT will also enable Cloud-based video storage and retrieval.

The hub “combines secure ADT professional monitoring and video hosting with a security camera gateway solution … to serve the growing segment of consumers demanding best-in-class professional security monitoring, coupled with an intuitive, premium product,” the company added.