Wireless Home Monitoring Solutions

January 04, 2015 by Power Pulse1595211359

VTech® Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Limited, today announced it will introduce a new line of wireless monitoring solutions for the connected home at the 2015 International CES® tradeshow. The products leverage a superior new technology that makes them more secure, affordable, easy to install and use, and able to work at longer ranges than current home monitoring products on the market.

Wireless monitoring systems offer homeowners new levels of control, serving as an extra set of eyes and ears. With VTech's free app and broad range of connected devices, homeowners can monitor and control what's going on in their homes—whether at home or away from home. VTech achieves this through a combination of ULE (Ultra-Low Energy) and WiFi technologies.

The new product portfolio includes smart sensors and home-control devices: A wide variety of wireless ULE sensors will be available to supplement the company's wireless monitoring solutions, including open/closed, motion, glass-break, siren and flood sensors. In addition, home-control devices like AC power outlet controls and LED lighting will allow homeowners to program and turn on LED lights, music or anything that plugs into an AC outlet—right from their smartphones or tablets.

"VTech wireless monitoring solutions ensure that homeowners feel secure and comfortable at or away from home," said Chris Conrad, product marketing director. "Smart home technologies should not be limited to tech savvy consumers. Leveraging a proven consumer friendly, long range wireless technology allows us to significantly reduce the complexity of installation for the mainstream do-it-yourself consumer."

ULE is the newest proven communications standard known for its reliability, security and long range. IHS Research predicts that as many as 50 million ULE products will be sold in 2015 alone. The technology operates on a reserved, 1.9GHz-frequency band that is free of interference and delivers unsurpassed range. As a result, homeowners can run all their VTech sensors and control devices on a point-to-point, encrypted network with up to nearly one-thousand feet of range.

Other available technologies require multiple AC-powered repeaters to reach the same range, which drives up costs and makes those mesh networks less reliable. ULE is also one of the most energy-efficient smart-home technologies available today. VTech will be exhibiting their wireless monitoring product portfolio at CES with the ULE Alliance, booth #70243 Sands.