Telguard and 2GIG Announce the Availability of HomeControl for Go!Control Panels

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telguard, a leader in cellular alarm communications and interactive services, and 2GIG by Linear, the Carlsbad, CA-based developer of security and home automation systems, announced that Telguard's HomeControl interactive solution for Go!Control panels is now available to security dealers. Additionally, Telguard also launched the TGHC Camera, a new indoor/outdoor, full motion camera which integrates seamlessly with HomeControl, making the addition of video to the security system for any home or business easy and economical.

Fully integrated with the Go!Control wireless panel, HomeControl gives users the ability to remotely arm and disarm their security system, and offers Z-Wave control, and integrated video surveillance, all through a premier solution that places the dealer's brand first. Furthermore, HomeControl goes beyond the basic interactive service of arming and disarming by offering the ability to tie into all the security panel's events, such as motion detectors and door sensor information.

"I had the opportunity to participate in the beta test of HomeControl on the Go!Control panel and experienced first-hand the ease of use of this feature-rich, new interactive solution," says Jimmy Rodriguez, Sales Manager, Safeguard System, Inc. "It is exciting to have access to a solution that combines the best of both companies to meet the life safety and lifestyle needs of our customers at an affordable price."

Telguard's HomeControl is offered in three easy to understand service levels: Connect, Interact and Control. The Connect plan provides all life safety signaling and panel uploading. The Interact plan includes full interactive capabilities for the same price as other basic arm and disarm solutions. The Control plan allows the inclusion of Z-Wave devices. The optional View service, using the new TGHC Camera, can be added to either the Interact or Control plans. Additionally, two-way voice can be added to all three base plans.

"Security dealers were asking for options for interactive services with our 2GIG by Linear Go!Control panel. Telguard, with over 25 years of experience in the security industry, was the ideal partner to work with in order to effectively and quickly respond to their needs," said Duane Paulson, SVP of Product and Market Development, Linear.

The HomeControl mobile app matches the sophistication and style users expect to see on their iPhone or Android devices. Additionally, the HomeControl online portal allows customers to quickly and easily enter account information, contacts, authorized users, and manage their system seamlessly from anywhere, using any standard web browser.

"At Telguard we share 2GIG by Linear's commitment to delivering the best quality solutions and services. Collaborating with 2GIG, a premier security system provider, ensures that HomeControl reaches the widest number of households at an affordable price," said Shawn Welsh, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Telular. "Along with the availability of HomeControl, we are also excited to announce the expansion of our Telguard Advantage Program, providing security dealers with deeper volume discounts than ever before."

2GIG by Linear Go!Control panels with Telguard HomeControl are now available directly through 2GIG and their distributors. Security dealers can activate the service directly with Telguard via www.TelguardOnline.com or with Telguard's participating central station resellers. Telguard HomeControl services are available for the volume price discounts offered to Telguard Advantage Program (TAP) dealers.

For more information on the 2GIG by Linear Go!Control panel with Telguard HomeControl visit www.Telguard.com/gocontrol.

About Telguard

Telguard, a division of Telular Corporation, combines devices, communications and alarm processing into turnkey systems for monitoring intrusion and fire systems without a traditional landline. These field-proven solutions deliver 24 hour wireless protection by transmitting data from virtually all security, fire and PERS systems to central stations using today's cellular networks. Telguard's simple installation, reliable operation, and over 25 years of wireless experience have helped it grow to be one of the largest security communications solutions. In Canada, all Telguard products and services are offered and sold under the Telular brand. For more information, please visit www.Telguard.com.

About 2GIG by Linear

Recently acquired by Nortek and now part of Linear LLC, 2GIG Technologies was formed in 2007 and designs and manufactures the most technologically-advanced residential security and home management solutions in the industry. 2GIG's Go!Control — the first self-contained, all-in-one security and home management system — was named Security Product of the Year by the Consumer Electronics Association and received the Electronic Security Expo's top honor, the Maximum Impact Award, in 2011, and again in 2012. 2GIG is a Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance, which enables 2GIG to provide customers with one of the most innovative, interactive home security platforms on the market. 2GIG is committed to providing consumers with the flexibility and cost-effective technology necessary to manage their home automation and security functions from the panel's LCD touch-screen display, the Internet, or their PDA. For more information about 2GIG, please visit www.2gig.com.

CONTACT: Media: Pam Benke Telular Corporation pbenke@telular.com (678) 909-4616Source:Telular Corporation