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[April 17, 2014]

MyLiveGuard Adds Home Automation & Home Security Capability to Android TV devices

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MyLiveGuard, the white label Home Automation & Home Security software platform provider is courting Android TV device manufacturers as potential channel partners with its new home hub software module for use with Android TV devices.


Cardiff, UK. - MyLiveGuard has extended its combined Home Automation, Alarm and CCTV solutions platform to take advantage of the market for android-based device sales. The new android-based software module turns an Android TV device into a feature-rich system hub from which home owners can protect and control their home via their smartphone.

The decision to extend MyLiveGuard's cloud-centric platform into the Android marketplace was driven by third party research findings indicating that homeowners are more willing to pay for Home Automation if it also delivers Home Security - and more willing to pay for Home Security if it's less complicated and more affordable to buy than it is through traditional security channels.

"Falling technology costs and the consolidation of the smartphone as a central lifestyle hub mean people have new expectations about the way a whole range of services are delivered - and Home Security is no exception," said Mark Naldrett, LiveGuard's Sales Director. "Running the in-home component of our platform on Android makes the peace of mind of Home Security and the convenience of Home Automation suddenly accessible to a much wider range of homeowners." "Android TV devices are the ideal platform - they give homeowners an affordable window into the outside world via their TV. MyLiveGuard running on the Android TV device makes that window two-way and gives homeowners a portal back into their internal world so that they can better protect the things that are precious to them - their home, their kids and their possessions.

An Android TV device enabled with MyLiveGuard's solution allows homeowners to use a smartphone to remotely view what's going on inside their home using wireless IP cameras in real-time and no matter where they are in the world.

If the system detects a problem of any sort from wireless sensors (intrusion, smoke, flood etcetera) it makes a voice call to the absent homeowner and even sends video footage of the problem. If the alarm goes unanswered it will then contact specified friends and family in rotation to ensure a rapid response to the situation.

Home owners can also use their smartphones to remotely control lights, heating controls door locks, cat flaps, curtains and much more on a manual or scheduled basis to simulate occupancy when away from home, prepare their property for their return home and manage energy more efficiently.

"It's the ultimate Android TV device", concluded Naldrett. "Android TV device manufacturers can tap into the hot Home Automation market for extra competitive edge and additional recurring revenue streams while their home owner customers benefit from a device that both entertains and protects them." .

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