CommandScape Aims to Bring Smart-Home Features to Commercial Buildings

Remember Jim Clark? He was a founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, WebMD, and Shutterfly to name a few. His latest venture is named CommandScape and it is a suite of smart products and services for commercial buildings and larger homes. The product suite includes video surveillance, lighting, security, and more.

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“There has been limited building management innovation over the last several years and in turn, there remains a need for a highly secure and integrated control system suitable for commercial properties and large homes,” said Clark. “CommandScape solves that problem with the next generation of security and control that allows users to connect and manage their property though an intuitive application anywhere and anytime. Our world class leadership and engineering teams have worked to perfect the system for anyone who is authorized to interact with it.”

The CommandScape Navigator app is designed to let property owners interact with their buildings from anywhere in the world. While several vendors are trying to address the smart home, CommandScape is focusing on larger properties and owners of multiple properties. Managed features include  physical security, lighting, shade control, video surveillance, and the ability to incorporate motion detection for automation and notification purposes. Future enhancements should include network monitoring, climate control, energy monitoring, access control, home entertainment, and multimedia.

“CommandScape is the culmination of Jim Clark’s prior business ventures, and together we’re determined to bring a compelling experience for customers and integrators alike.” said Don Boerema, President and CEO, CommandScape. “CommandScape provides property owners a secure and integrated experience that offers flexibility, customization and peace of mind through a sophisticated and secure combination of hardware and software. We built this solution with very clear customer needs in mind and are fully committed to deliver secure solutions that delight our customers with every aspect of our system.”

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