LifeShield adds home automation capabilities
July 19, 2018
LifeShield, a provider of wireless security systems based in Langhorne, Pa., recently added more home automation capabilities for its customers.
“The big thing for us is making sure that our customers have additional use out of their systems,” Doug Bellenger, chief product officer for LifeShield, told Security Systems News.
The LifeShield S30 base is now certified to work with Z-Wave devices. The company has added capabilities with lights, locks, thermostats, garage door controls and voice control through Amazon’s Alexa. “And we’ve added IFTTT to help us connect our customers to the larger IoT ecosystem,” he said. “Part of this integration is obviously making sure they’re available via our applications.”
LifeShield customers have been looking for more home automation, Bellenger said, and the company started working on these automation efforts in January of this year.
LifeShield was founded in 2004 and in 2013 was acquired by DIRECTV. After purchasing DIRECTV, AT&T divested the LifeShield business. LifeShield was then purchased in May of 2017 by Hawk Capital Partners.
“By pairing home automation, voice control, and an improved video experience with our existing wireless home security packages, LifeShield’s capabilities offer everything customers need to create a safe and convenient home environment at an incredible value,” Mike Hagan, LifeShield’s original co-founder and current CEO, said in a prepared statement.