LG Uplus combines IoT with security serviceMadeinkoreablog
Mobile carrier LG Uplus on Wednesday rolled out a home security service, called IoT Caps, which incorporates Internet of Things technology.
The mobile carrier partnered with security firm ADT Caps and digital door lock maker Gateman in August last year to develop the smart home security service, which allows users to remotely monitor their houses with smartphones and notify security guards when strangers trespass on private property.
Running on LG Uplus’ telecom networks, the Internet of Things security solution enables users to remotely lock doors and sends alerts to users when doors are damaged or opened by force.
Upon receiving such alerts, users can then ask the security firm to dispatch security officers to their houses.
“By combining telecommunications and security services, LG Uplus and its partners have created a new service that can provide differentiated value for customers,” said Ahn Sung-jun, senior vice president of LG Uplus’ Internet of Things service unit.
“The company will try to take the lead in the Internet of Things sector by strengthening its partnerships with other firms and deploy various Internet of Things services,” he added.
IoT Caps costs 28,600 won ($23) per month, cheaper than the average fees of between 60,000 won and 70,000 won for traditional dispatch services run by private security firms.
The Korean mobile carrier has been ramping up efforts to expand its Internet of Things business by utilizing its telecom networks across the nation.
Last year, the network operator launched an Internet of Things platform, called IoT@home, which connects electronics and home devices, including fridges, washers and microwave ovens. It teamed up with local construction firms, heating system makers and home appliance firms. Some partners include tech giants Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.