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2Gig Taps iControl/Telguard for 2nd Security & Home Automation Option

Telguard HomeControl combines Telguard cellular radios with iControl cloud-based security and home automation platform, exclusively for 2Gig systems.


Telguard HomeControl marries 2Gig security and home automation system with Telguard cellular radios and iControl’s cloud-based service.

Almost since its inception, 2Gig’s self-contained security and home automation system has worked exclusively with for remote monitoring and control. Now there is another option based on the cloud-based platform from iControl.

The new offering, called Telguard HomeControl (press release), employs a cellular radio from Telguard, a division of Telular Corp., and back-end services from iControl—the same platform that powers ADT Pulse (but not the same version behind Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox and other cable service providers also served by iControl).

2Gig will create new versions of its security/automation system embedded with a Telguard radio to deliver the new HomeControl service, “giving our dealers another option for cellular connectivity, life safety, interactive services and lifestyle management, in one user interface,” says Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development for Linear, which acquired 2Gig in February 2013.

The solution—currently available exclusively for 2Gig systems—is not unlike earlier versions of, with the ability to integrate alarm systems and cameras with Z-Wave-enabled lights, locks, thermostats and other devices – although has come a long way since the early days and now offers geolocation services and integration with such devices as Lutron RadioRa, car alarms and garage door openers.

Telguard is expected to market the 2Gig/HomeControl solution to its thousands of dealers who already deploy Telguard radios. The company boasts nearly 640,000 subscribers to its cellular security service according to Telular’s Form 8-K dated May 2, 2013.

Press release follows on next page.

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Article Topics

News · Product News · Home Automation and Control · Control Systems · Lighting · Security · Energy Management · 2gig · Cloud · Telguard · Icontrol · Telular · All topics

About the Author

Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]

7 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by THomas Marson  on  05/09  at  05:01 PM

Car alarms? Haven’t heard that one—can you please provide a reference where is integrating in car alarms?

Posted by Julie Jacobson  on  05/09  at  05:04 PM

Hang tight, Thomas, I’ll have that story up tomorrow!

Posted by Bill Maxey  on  05/09  at  06:51 PM

Duane Paulson, where have I heard that name before….

Posted by Julie Jacobson  on  05/09  at  07:20 PM

You must have heard the name in the press release ... I mean, that’s where I got the quote from.

Posted by Bill Maxey  on  05/09  at  11:20 PM

Ah yes, that must be it. 

Your articles on these basic security/automation packages are fascinating, just spent hours clicking on links for the various players.

Posted by Julie Jacobson  on  05/10  at  09:56 AM

Thanks, Bill. I appreciate your comment.

Posted by George  on  06/12  at  04:17 PM

Is anyone using the Telguard product yet?

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