Kirk MacDowell appears on Designing Spaces

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kirk MacDowell, facing front, appears in episodes of Designing Spaces this week. Interlogix, for whom he works, supplied the security system for a remodel on a home owned by a veteran who served in Iraq.

Lake Oswego resident Kirk MacDowell had an opportunity to appear on national television and give back to an Iraq veteran recently.

Interlogix, a Tualatin-based company for whom MacDowell works as vice president of sales of its Intrusion America division, donated a complete security system for a home being remodeled for Designing Spaces, Lifetime Television’s home improvement show.

The Jacksonville, Fla., home is owned by Pfc. Jeffery Taylor and his family. Taylor received a Purple Heart following injuries suffered during an enemy attack near the Bagdad Airport in 2003 that claimed the lives of the rest of his unit.

“Pfc. Taylor put his life on the line for his country,” said MacDowell, whose own sons serve in the military. “Now it’s time for us to give back to him and his family. We are proud to help secure this Purple Heart recipient’s new home.”

The three-episode “Project Homeward Bound” series, which will air Oct. 23, 24 and 25, follows the makeover of the Taylor home. Working with local Interlogix dealer SafeTouch, Interlogix installed a pre-released version of its new Advisor self-contained security and comfort management system.

Advisor combines advanced life safety and lifestyle functions for both home and small business use. The system integrates with Interlogix TruVision cameras both inside and outside of the home. A TruVision NVR 50 video recorder was included in the Taylor’s system.

“If someone comes to the home, the Taylors will be able to see who it is without having to open the door,” said MacDowell. “They’ll not only know when their kids come home, they’ll know who comes home with them.”

The Advisor panel can also control door locks, lights, thermostats and electrical appliances using Z-Wave wireless protocol. The panel’s built-in applications will provide the family with updated news, weather, sports and traffic information. In addition, the Taylors can keep track of their home while away as the cameras can be viewed from virtually any remote location using a smart device.

The Designing Spaces segments will run at 7:30 p.m.all three nights on the Lifetime channel. Interlogix is featured in both the Wednesday and Friday episodes.

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