China home security systems growing smarter, more connected

China home security products are growing increasingly intelligent, features- and smartphone-integrated, and remotely controlled, staying on top of the latest global industry trends.

Product development efforts in coming months will continue along the same vein as suppliers follow through on 2014 initiatives led major homegrown consumer electronics brand such as Changhong, Haier, Hisense, TCL, Konka and Skyworth. 2014 saw these major players launch smart home solutions, spurred in part by Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of smart home equipment manufacturer Nest Labs.

Not to be outdone by their consumer electronics counterparts, China security products specialists are incorporating home automation capability in their varied selections, which include access control systems, door phones and intercoms.

The combination of features enables home owners to control lighting, curtains, appliances, and heating via the security system. Certain modules have a door or IR sensor that not only disarms the surveillance module, but also switches on the hallway lights and even play a prerecorded welcome greeting.

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