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September 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Icontrol Networks' Piper Expands North American Distribution, Announces Availability on Amazon.com

Piper, the All-in-One Home Security, Video Monitoring and Automation Device Is Now Available in the Amazon.com Home Automation Store Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that the Piper all-in-one home security, video monitoring and automation device is now available on Amazon.com, in addition to getpiper.com. Making Piper available in the Amazon.com Home Automation Store is a logical next step, given the rapidly increasing consumer demand for the award-winning device.

Piper, recently named a winner in the CTIA's Hot for the Holidays Awards in the connected home category, enables users to seamlessly monitor, interact with and secure what's important in their life from their mobile device, all without service contracts or fees.

"Bringing Piper to Amazon.com will help us reach even more customers and is a strategic step in the expansion of Piper's distribution in North America," said Russell Ure, creator of Piper and Executive Vice President and GM at Icontrol Networks. "Since Piper's conception, our end goal has been to accommodate shoppers by making Piper available wherever they prefer to buy, whether that be in the online marketplace or in traditional brick and mortar establishments."

Along with continued growth and expanded availability, Piper was recognized for its excellence in innovative design and engineering at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Piper continues to receive support and praise from homeowners, apartment renters, parents, pet owners and small businesses alike.

Piper features include:

  • Security: Ability to customize security modes (home, away, vacation and bedside), motion detector and piercing, 105-decibel siren.
  • Automation: Ability to integrate Z-Wave accessories such as Light Dimmers into Piper's security modes, control them remotely, on a schedule, or using environmental data.
  • HD Panoramic camera: 180° fisheye lens, electronic pan, tilt, and zoom, 1080p camera sensor.
  • Customized alerts: Phone call, text message, email and push notifications to alert users and their trusted circle when security rules are triggered.
  • Environmental sensors: Monitor and control home temperature, humidity, ambient light and sound.
  • Elegant design: Simple, intuitive app. Compact, two-toned form with brushed metal legs.
  • Smart hardware: ARM processor, battery backup, internal memory for video storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
  • Free cloud storage: Cloud infrastructure provides Piper a place to store event videos, send various types of notifications and perform additional login/connection negotiation.
  • Android & iOS support: Free apps available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
  • Two-way audio: Talk directly to occupants through Piper through its app on your mobile device.
  • Multi-Piper functionality: Support up to five different Pipers within a home so you always have visibility and control over your different spaces.

Pricing and Availability
Piper is available in the Amazon.com Home Automation Store for $199. Piper can also be purchased with a Piper Z-Wave Pack, which comes with a Z-Wave Smart Switch and a Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor, for $299. Amazon Prime members are eligible for unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. The Piper House Kit, which comes with three units in either black or white, can be purchased at http://store.getpiper.com/ for $597 USD. Piper can also be purchased by itself starting at $199 or bundled with Z-Wave home automation accessories such as smart switches and door/window sensors that allow consumers to control their homes remotely, ranging from $339 to $799 USD.

About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit icontrol.com and getpiper.com.

Contact Information

  • For More Information
    Highwire PR for Piper
    Lindsey R. Coyle
    Piper@HighwirePR.com
    (415) 963-4174 ext.15