Icontrol certifies SkyBell HD for release

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We are thrilled to announce that SkyBell HD has completed the certification process for Icontrol Networks – a leading Smart Home platforms in the industry.

By joining the Icontrol cloud platform, SkyBell HD can work seamlessly with locks, lights, sensors and control panels. As a result, SkyBell HD is now compatible with any Icontrol-powered solution.

We’ve got the front door covered

As of today, Icontrol partner companies can add the SkyBell HD video doorbell to their smart home platform and cover a part of the smart home that is currently missing: the front door. Now they can provide customers with additional home security, monitoring and control over their smart home – starting at the front door.

Triggers and Actions

Through our unique position at the front door and Wi-Fi that stays on 24/7, SkyBell HD is the eyes of the smart home.

End-users of Icontrol powered solutions can now create rules that automatically turn on the lights or lock the door when the SkyBell HD button is pressed or motion sensor is triggered.

Also, users can create rules that send commands to SkyBell HD – controlling settings like motion sensor or to take a snapshot.

SkyBell Connect

We are very proud to be leading the way in how a smart home can be empowered by a video doorbell. This is the latest partner integration for SkyBell Connect – our robust API program. We are thrilled to Icontrol to our industry-leading list of partners.

Award-winning Device

Icontrol’s certification is another milestone for the SkyBell HD doorbell camera – on of the hottest Internet of Things products in the industry. In addition to this honor, SkyBell HD was named Best Video Doorbell by CNET and WireCutter. We are proud to earn our partners’ confidence – in addition to the press and our smarthome customers.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas (@apthomas) is a co-founder of SkyBell - a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer – starting with the front door. The SkyBell Video Doorbell allows homeowners to see, hear and speak to the visitor at their door from a smartphone. Learn more: www.skybell.com

SkyBell has raised millions in funding, was named as a 2014 CES Innovations Award Nominee and is sold via Amazon, Best Buy and Home Depot. Andrew is responsible for SkyBell’s strategy, partnerships and business development – leading SkyBell’s integration plans with Honeywell, Nest, Alarm.com, Amazon Echo, Apple, Comcast and IFTTT.

Before SkyBell, Andrew directed web and mobile development projects for clients after beginning his career as a member of Google’s search engine team and later providing SEO services. A sense of adventure led him to Shanghai, China where he managed web development projects for a large Chinese video game company. Andrew graduated from USC with a BBA in Finance.

Andrew shares his experience and expertise by writing and speaking. His articles have appeared on Forbes, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post – covering topics including startups, the Internet of Things, crowdfunding and personal growth. Andrew has been interviewed on national TV, print and industry podcasts. He is regarded as a top IoT expert and one of the rising stars in the smart home space.