Hikvision USA has partnered with Control4, a provider of home automation and control systems, to bring video surveillance technology to the smart home market.

Hikvision cameras are integrated with the Control4 smart home operating system, adding to a suite of features by which users can control and automate lighting, music, security and energy throughout the home. Control4 unites networked home devices such as window shades, entertainment systems, door locks, thermostats and security cameras. They are controlled by a common operating system that can be accessed via a touch screen on the wall, a remote control or a smartphone app. Remote monitoring is an added feature.

“Remote monitoring is a huge motivator for our customers,” said Noel Gouff, senior director of business development for Control4. 

More than 40 Hikvision IP cameras are supported by drivers available in the Control4 Online Driver Database, including the 3 MP outdoor dome (DS-2CD2132-I) and the pinhole camera (DS-2CD6412FWD). Having a wide variety of available security camera devices for a broad range of home security needs is another important aspect that makes Hikvision cameras an attractive part of any customer’s Smart Home, the company said.

“Working with partners such as Hikvision is incredibly important to us because we are committed to interoperability: Control4 is an open ecosystem. Working with a variety of partners means our customers have a broader selection of products to choose from,” Gouff said.

Hikvision’s Application Programming Interface (API) is common to all their products, allowing for great interoperability with third party devices. ♦