Perceptive Automation and FortrezZ form Strategic Partnership

By on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

Dallas, Texas – Perceptive Automation, developer of Indigo, the leading Mac-based home automation software, announced they have signed a strategic agreement with FortrezZ, a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing wireless automation and security products, to add support for the complete line of FortrezZ products in Indigo.

Using the most recent release of the flagship Indigo 6 software for Mac OS X, home owners can now directly integrate the complete line of FortrezZ devices, including: Security Sirens and Strobes (SSA1, SSA2, SSA3), Water Valves (WV01), Water / Temperature Sensors (WWA-01AA, WWA-02AA), and the MIMOLite I/O Module.

The direct support of the FortrezZ devices in Indigo gives customers flexible building blocks to create complete home automation solutions. For example, using Indigo with the FortrezZ Water Sensor, Water Valve, and Siren/Strobe a home owner can create a complete water and freeze detection, alarm, and damage prevention system. And with Indigo’s home automation logic and remote alert and access applications, like the Indigo Touch iPhone and iPad application, users can be alerted to a water leak instantly and can remotely shutoff water to the entire house.

Indigo also supports independent operation of the sirens and strobes, and supports the relay output, digital/analog input, and pulse count functions of the MIMOLite. “The MIMOLite is a versatile device with several practical home uses,” said Matt Bendiksen, founder of Perceptive Automation. “Indigo customers can use them for garage door control from their iPhones, or even to monitor electrical or water usage through a pulse output compatible meter.”

FortrezZ was established in 2008 with the goal of manufacturing and providing affordable and easy to use Z-Wave(R) products based on a proven successful technology. Using the Z-Wave technology, FortrezZ is continually creating new types of devices for the home automation industry, making it simpler and more affordable for homeowners and professional integrators installers to create the homes of the future. For more information about FortrezZ products or the “Water and Freeze Alert, Detection & Prevention” system visit FortrezZ online.

Indigo 6, with support for the FortrezZ devices, is available immediately from Perceptive Automation online. FortrezZ products are available for purchase from various distributors and installers of home automation controls, home security, and monitoring systems, or online at various eStores that carry the current FortrezZ product line up, including Mac Home Store.

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Image (FortrezZ MIMOLite Module)
Image (FortrezZ Water Valve Module)
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Perceptive Automation, the leading provider of Mac-based home automation software, provides intuitive home control applications that make controlling the smart home easy. Founded in 2002, Perceptive Automation is a member of the SmartLabs’ INSTEON Alliance program. Perceptive Automation and Indigo are trademarks of Perceptive Automation, LLC. Z-Wave(R) is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs, Inc. Indigo’s support of Z-Wave and FortrezZ hardware is neither endorsed nor certified by Sigma Designs. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.