Z-Wave®-certified DIY Offering Lets Operators & Service Provider Quickly Go to Market with a Cloud-based Connected Home & Security Solution
Herzliya, Israel, 4 February 2014 – Essence, the connected-living solutions provider, has introduced the new generation of its M2M connected home solution – WeR@Home™, which makes the smart home dream a reality for any household. This cloud-administered scalable solution enables service providers in the security, communications and healthcare markets to increase customer loyalty and enhance their bottom line.
Consumers can benefit from the fully wireless WeR@Home™ system within minutes after opening the box. Using operator-branded, personalizable mobile and web apps and onsite hardware, users can manage their homes from any location to enhance their security and safety and benefit from various home automation features. Simple installation combined with the remote update and management tool means that service providers don’t need to send technicians for installation or maintenance.
WeR@Home’s certified Z-Wave® capability enables it to communicate with a large variety of third-party connected home devices such as lighting control, thermostats, and door locks. Z-Wave® is the leading industry standard for smart home control, with more than 1,000 certified low power consumption devices.
“Until recently, smart homes were complicated, extremely expensive, and required special wiring and integration,” said Oren Tayar, Essence’s WeR@Home™ Product Director. “We believe that everyone deserves a better life, so we designed and positioned the WeR@Home™ to be affordable for everyone. Knowing your children have arrived at a warm home and that your delivery person put the package safely inside – are the kinds of possibilities that enable peace of mind, freedom and a better lifestyle.”
With more than 20 years of security and safety expertise, home automation capabilities, and complementary services such as professional and go-to-market support, Essence enhances service providers’ revenue with the ability to offer reliable, value-added services.
“WeR@Home™ is a cost effective, elegant solution that quickly and easily integrates with the service provider’s other systems, from CRM to billing, allowing market availability within two-four months,” concluded Tayar.
Essence is a global provider of scalable, end-to-end connected-living solutions for security, communication, and healthcare service providers. Over the past 20 years, Essence has built an impressive installed base, with more than 10 million products deployed and used by Tier-1 service providers worldwide. Essence is committed to developing and supporting solutions that both enhance partners’ businesses and enable people to live fuller and better lives.