DENVER /PRNewswire/ -- CEDIA -- iControl Networks Inc., a leading provider of mass-market Web-based solutions to monitor and control your home and business, announced that it has won the 2006 Electronic House Product of the Year Award for its innovative approach to home monitoring and control, and its ability to emerge as the leader and visionary in the rapidly developing home automation market.
"iControl has proven itself as a pioneer in home monitoring and control by providing consumers electronic peace of mind," said Cindy Davis, editor-in-chief for Electronic House magazine. "The iControl solution offers a unique combination of innovative technology, practical purpose, and ease-of-use, which we are pleased to award."
The 2006 Electronic House Product of the Year Award rewards products for technological innovation, outstanding features, and overall value. According to the editorial staff, iControl was chosen as a winner above hundreds of applicants through a voting process based on product demos and conversations with installers and product users.
iControl's secure online service dramatically improves your lifestyle by providing an entirely new way to see, know, and respond remotely to what matters most to you—your family, home, and business—from anywhere at anytime. iControl's service is comprehensive and affordable, as well as easy to install and manage. It enables remote access to off-the-shelf wireless security devices, cameras, light modules, sensors, and other devices placed in the home via a Web browser, a cell phone, or a PDA. Subscribers can receive notifications remotely, make changes to devices at their premises, and view still images and video. The best part? iControl proactively delivers real-time information about your family and home to you—rather than forcing you to track it down.
"In addition to listening carefully to what consumers really want when it comes to home automation, we've worked with service providers, home builders, and consumer electronic companies to provide affordable wireless remote monitoring that everyone can use," said Reza Raji, president and CEO of iControl Networks. "We are proud to be honored by Electronic House; it is always rewarding to be recognized by experts for providing a quality service."
More information about iControl's selection as an Electronic House Product of the Year can be found on the Web.
The iControl service is available now, and starter kits begin at $399 with a monthly fee of $14.95, which includes a range of accessories, including wireless network (IP) cameras, door and window sensors, lamp modules, thermostats, smoke detectors, water and freeze sensors, and more. For more information on iControl Networks, please go to the company's Web site.
About iControl Networks
Palo Alto-based iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing mass-market solutions for the remote monitoring market, designed for residential and small-business use. iControl Networks partners with service providers, Internet portals, and telecommunication companies to bring its solutions to market. Investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures and Intel. For more information, visit the company's Web site.
About Electronic House magazine
Electronic House, an EH Publishing Inc. magazine, is the leading consumer publication that focuses on all aspects of the electronic home. In authoritative articles, Electronic House covers home theater, multiroom entertainment, home control, wireless communications, energy management, home networking, and high-speed wiring. Electronic House readers want to have the best technology in their homes, and Electronic House provides easy-to-read information enabling them to make informed buying decisions. For more information, visit the magazine's Web site.