TORONTO: After Nest’s thermostat ostensibly caught it off sentinel, Honeywell came back solidly with its own snappy-looking Lyric thermostat. Now the home control veteran is endeavoring to build some more momentum with the launch of its second Lyric product: a “professional grade” home security system.
It includes cameras, plus intruder, kineticism and smoke detectors, all controlled by a touchscreen controller. The system accepts voice commands, which can trigger events like turning off the alarm, while simultaneously switching on the lights and turning up the heat. Honeywell verbally expresses the system will additionally utilize your smartphone location and products like perspicacious lights and locks to give you a wide range of automated scenarios.
Some of those include locking up the house and turning of the lights with a simple voice command or turning on the thermostat when the system senses you’re peregrinating home. It’ll withal monitor the inside and outside of your house, and contact the security monitoring accommodation of your cull if there’s a quandary. There’s no word on the security system’s cost or availability, but given that Honeywell is throwing around the words “professional-grade,” we wouldn’t count on it being D-Link frugal.