LG moves into low cost Z-Wave smart home security, partners with ADT Canopy

posted on Friday, 20th January 2017 by Geny Caloisi

Security  LG  Smart home  Home automation 

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LG Electronics has launched a low cost plug-and-play monitoring solution and home automation hub, dubbed LG Smart Security. Unique to this device is that it is secured by ADT Canopy, a new no-contract service for 24/7 professional monitoring.

Currently only available Stateside, it’s an interesting trend for homeowners that want to have more security with simple setup system and a security service options with no long-term contract required. It also offers the flexibility of home automation control via a mobile device app (iOS or Android).

“Professional installation is one of the biggest barriers for any consumer electronics product, which is why we took great care to ensure LG Smart Security provides professional functionality in a plug-and-play device,” said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. “With the incorporation of ADT Canopy, consumers now can enjoy best-in-class professional security monitoring and the convenience of a featured-filled, easy-to-use device.”

LG Smart Security incorporates the latest technology for superior functionality and protection. Homeowners will enjoy easy remote access to crisp, clear video delivered to their mobile device, tablet or computer thanks to a Full HD camera with digital zoom capability. The LG Smart Security camera can capture virtually an entire room with minimal image distortion, as it features a 130-degree field-of-view. Users can even monitor their homes at night thanks to the device’s night vision capability with up to 15 feet of visibility.

All these functions are housed in the device’s discreet, modern design that allows it to blend subtly into any room. LG Smart Security weighs less than 0.45kg and is just 127mm tall. The system has received the coveted 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award.

LG Smart Security owners can add ADT Canopy Intrusion Detection for $19.99 per month. They can add Secure Video Storage for as low as $9.99 per month. An Intrusion Detection and Secure Video Storage bundle option is available starting at $24.99. To give users an opportunity to test which offering best meets their needs, ADT is offering a 60-day trial of service for new customers.

In addition to these paid services, many of the LG Smart Security features are available out-of-the-box, without a subscription. Users have access to 24/7 secure live streaming video to mobile devices through ADT Canopy for secure data streaming, custom self-alerts via email or push notifications, and the mobile companion app.

In addition to its security capabilities, LG Smart Security is designed to act as a central hub to control other smart devices within the home, enabling users to connect seamlessly to peripheral devices and control them through one centralized mobile app.

With the device’s Z-Wave support, users can also add contact sensors to doors and windows to provide extra security, and they can add smart outlets for programming and scheduling when the lights come on and off. Future software updates will include support for additional smart devices, including door locks and thermostats. LG Smart Security also will be compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled products at launch. LG Smart Security is available now on Amazon.com for $199.99.

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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