Honeywell add voice commands to Tuxedo Touch

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Friday, August 22, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell this week announced voice command capabilities have been added to Tuxedo Touch, its touchscreen security and home automation controller that can serve as the central hub of a connected home or business. The technology now allows homeowners to use select voice commands such as “leaving the house” to perform a range of tasks, including arming their security systems, adjusting their thermostats, turning their lights on or off and locking their doors, the company said.

 “Security today is just as much about the user experience as it is about keeping homes and businesses safe, and adding voice command capabilities to Tuxedo Touch is the latest illustration of that trend,” Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas, said in an Aug. 20 news release.

In addition to the voice capabilities, Honeywell announced several other enhancements to Tuxedo Touch, including the ability to record video captured by security cameras; remote-upgradeable software that can be updated remotely without having to schedule on-site service; and support for higher-resolution cameras that use H.264 and ONVIF protocol.

“We’ve received good feedback from security dealers and custom electronics professionals about Tuxedo’s ability to create affordable connected homes, and the enhancements we’ve made are aimed at helping them distinguish their offerings and growing their businesses,” Stoddard said, in a prepared statement.