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Life|ware Home Automation Package Now Offered by DSC Dealers


DSC security dealers can now offer their customers the best value on the most advanced security, home automation and entertainment solution in the industry.

Columbus, OH — March 30, 2007 — DSC introduces tomorrow’s home today with the DSC HOME Powered by Life|ware solution. This product bundle brings together home security, home automation, and home entertainment; all controlled in the living room via the TV screen, digital entertainment center and TV remote control. It means the customer’s TV will become the dashboard for managing security, lighting, temperature, music, pictures, video, movies and television.

Customers can conveniently control security in every zone of the house using Life|ware and the TV remote control. They can arm perimeter home security or specific zones such as the garage, while at home; or arm zones from outside the house, using electronic key fobs. The solution also includes a real-time IP camera for keeping an eye on the front door, back deck, or inside for children, pets and elderly relatives.

Customers can adjust home lighting and temperature in different areas using the TV remote control; or (with add-ons to the product bundle) operate motorized drapes, blinds and appliances the same way. They can even open and close the garage door using an electronic key fob.

In addition, the bundle includes a TV screen and entertainment center that permits homeowners to pause live TV and schedule recordings of shows and movies. Customers can manage music collections, watch DVDs, and create DVDs. They can also organize digital picture collections and create custom slide shows with them.

“We are excited to provide our installers with an opportunity to be among the first in the security industry to take customer homes into the future,” said Bryan Watts from DSC. “DSC HOME and the great value offered by the Powered by Life|ware product bundle allow our customers to get into a rewarding new business very quickly with almost no learning curve. And we think the operation of the home using the TV remote and our electronic key fobs is an unbeatable combination. It’s exactly the kind of convenience that the homeowners of tomorrow will be seeking.”

Steve Cashman, vice president of sales for Life|ware said, “DSC is leading the industry by offering builders and security installers the first WSD intelligent home network-connected security system, along with a home entertainment and automation solution.”

Life|ware provides instant and simple control over home automation, security and surveillance systems from the same Media Center used to manage and distribute digital content.

DSC HOME is a program that will include many different security products relevant to the home of the future. DSC dealers can begin ordering the DSC HOME Powered by Life|ware solution through DSC distributors in the USA this spring.

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About Exceptional Innovation
Based in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation produces Life|ware home control software and hardware for digital living. Life|ware creates a lifestyle experience that allows consumers to enjoy their digital entertainment, wherever and whenever they want, as well as manage their lighting, multi-room audio, HVAC, security, appliances and other subsystems, through a single interface by integrating the digital entertainment functionality of Media Center with whole-house automation and control. Led by software industry professionals with extensive experience with distributed computing based on open standards and open architecture, Exceptional Innovation combines Microsoft development expertise with years of home control experience to deliver simple, seamless, life-enhancing solutions for the digital home.

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Tyco Fire & Security’s Intrusion Security business unit, through its leading brands DSC, Sur-Gard and Bentel, provide security professionals with products of superior quality and performance in more than 140 countries worldwide. They include alarm control panels, keypads, user interfaces, detection devices, alarm communication products, structured wiring and industry-leading alarm monitoring technology.

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Tyco Fire & Security, a segment of Tyco International Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. With $11 billion in annual sales and more than 90,000 employees, Tyco Fire & Security’s products and services are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.

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