LG Teams with ADT on Automation, Security Product

South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics has announced that it will be getting into the building security sector by way of a partnership with ADT Corp., a security and automation solutions provider. ADT said it will also be partnering with Nest Labs to include the Nest Learning Thermostat in its existing automation ecosystem.

The lynchpin of the new strategy appears to be an as-yet unnamed device LG has built for ADT coming to the market later this year. Although it does not yet have a name, ADT has already put up video of the new device, which boasts a sleek, black, futuristic form that owes more to designs by Apple than a building security company.

Automation and Security

EUAs broadband adoption continues to grow, there is a greater push for leveraging home automation within both the consumer and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) segments,EU ADT said when it announced the news. EUWith innovative new user experiences driven by its platform, ADT can now address traditional monitored security, while also adding new smart security solutions for residential and business customers.EU

In a first for the company, ADT will deliver the "Smart SecurityEU system as an all-in-one security and home automation solution via its collaboration with LG. Planned for introduction later this year, the unnamed product will combine professional monitoring and video hosting with a security camera gateway solution. ADT said the product will serve the growing segment of consumers demanding the best in professional security monitoring as well as strong design features.

The device is designed to function as a plug-and-play solution that offers users the flexibility to monitor home conditions remotely -- as with many other automation devices -- and add the ADT service for additional protection. Building on LG advancements in the IoT, the device can also serve as a central hub for...

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