Time Warner Enters Home Energy Management Business
The line between home entertainment, television, and smart energy just got a little blurrier. Time Warner Cable (TWC), the second largest MSO in the United States, is partnering with iControl Networks to offer a smart home management system. IntelligentHome, powered by iControl Networks’ OpenHome software platform, provides customers with connected home management services, including security, with remote home video viewing and window and door sensors, as well as wireless management of heating, A/C, and lighting. The new service is already available in upstate New York and Southern California.
IntelligentHome’s featured enables consumer to easily manage security and comfort from an in-home touch screen, secure website, or a free mobile app; customize their systems; access to TWC’s Emergency Response Center; use in-home cameras to see what’s happening when they are away; access apps for weather, news, and photos using their touchscreen; use smart devices to control temperature and lighting; and utilize a suite of security options including door/window sensors, motion detectors, and smoke detectors.
ime Warner Cable Senior Vice President of Home Management, Keith Burkley, says IntelligentHome “brings ultimate control to our customers who want to stay connected to their homes 24/7. IntelligentHome is a powerful smart home management product that’s a natural extension of our existing suite of services. Our customers are excited to see just how easy it is to manage their homes from anywhere at any time.”
Bob Hagerty, Chief Executive Officer of iControl adds: “We are excited to partner with Time Warner Cable to meet the growing demand from consumers to stay connected to their homes. IntelligentHome customers will quickly realize how simple it is to manage their homes, save money on their utility bills and have the peace-of-mind that comes along with a home management service like this.”
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company that provides interactive solutions for the broadband home management market. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers. For more information, visit www.timewarnercable.com.