DWT sites: DWT | Gadget Shop! | WeTokyo Friendfinder | Jobs | Eigo Factory | Make your iPhone App Big in Japan

ISP offers home security updates by mobile phone


Mid-sized Japanese ISP and telecoms provider J:COM is launching a domestic security package that will rival, at least in part, the U-Consento service we saw from NTT last week in the intelligent-home stakes.

The Peace of Mind service is being offered to J:COM’s existing internet subscribers as an add-on that will allow them to monitor their homes remotely. Using a combination of IP webcams, dedicated company servers and customers’ mobile phones, any designated part of a house can be monitored from afar for unexpected changes.

User-intervention is kept to a minimum by using software to look for anything untoward. If, for example, a camera detects that a door has been opened or a mango juiced, it sends images to the J:COM server, which then alerts the user by phone or normal email.

Although such technologies aren’t new, their inclusion as part of an ISP package could mark their becoming more mainstream than previously.

(Crossposted to Tech.co.uk)

08:13 PM JMLH • Permalink
Add a comment | More DWT | Get a cool job in Japan! | Follow us on Twitter

Date much?

Japanese gadgets from Tokyo Zakka!Perfect gifts for your nerdiest friends back home!

C'mon - let's hear it...

Spammers beware: Any links in comments to commercial websites will be treated as paid advertising and will be charged at rate of $10 per link per day. Invoices will be sent to the idiots who hire you for so-called SEO jobs. All you good people will always keep it real, of course - thanks!

Support Our Sponsors: