You're miles away from home when you realize that you've forgotten to lock the front door. With an integrated and customizable home monitoring and control service developed by Verizon, you won't have to panic and frantically call a friend or neighbor. The service will enable customers to lock doors remotely; see what's going on at home via networked cameras; and set, adjust and control lights, smart thermostats and appliances.
Beginning in January, a pilot program for the solution will be conducted in New Jersey. The homes selected for the program will be outfitted with an energy reader, smart appliance switches and thermostats, a smart power strip, a smart door and window locks, motion sensors, a pan-and-tilt camera and a fixed indoor and outdoor camera.
"What we'll be testing in these homes is just the beginning," said Eric Bruno, VP of PM for Verizon. "We're giving customers a remote control for their homes that they can use to cut CO2 emissions and their energy bills and give them anytime, anywhere access and control of their homes."