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Swann Flies Into Home Automation Market

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – DIY security supplier Swann Security is expanding into DIY home automation with the launch of SwannOne, a security-focused home-automation system controlled from apps.

The system uses such wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Z-Wave to monitor and control home systems. The pricing of the products and optional service plans were not disclosed.

The SwannOne system is built around a hub that connects wirelessly to multiple products, including the SoundView Camera with Wi-Fi. It features encrypted HD video streaming, motion detection, night vision, and optional cloud-storage service plans to store audio and video for the past seven or 30 days. With a service plan offering audio analytics, the camera’s built-in microphone detects and identifies sounds such as breaking glass, car alarms, a baby’s cry or gun shots, and also notifies users.

Via the hub and their smartphone or tablet, users monitor and control the camera as well as Kwikset door locks, smart plugs to turn lights and appliances on and off, a smart climate control, and smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors. The system also features external and internal alarms.

Plans are also available for professional security monitoring.

The systems are said to appeal to households, renters, families, small businesses and owners of multiple properties.

Swann security products are available through such retailers as Fry’s Electronics, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Canadian Tire and Maplin Electronics. The company mainly supplies do-it-yourself products, with free after-sale 24/7 technical support.