AT&T Digital Life Home Security and Automation Rolls Out to Homeowners in March
Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Communications holding company AT&T announced plans to commercially launch AT&T Digital Life in eight markets in March.
According to a release, an all-digital, wireless-based home security and automation service, AT&T Digital Life equips customers with control of their homes from a smartphone, tablet or PC regardless of wireless carrier or broadband provider.
AT&T Digital Life provides new growth opportunity for AT&T. Industry observers indicate that home security has the potential to grow significantly over the next several years.
"The home security and automation market is about to expand significantly," said Roger Entner, Founder and Lead Analyst of Recon Analytics. "As the capabilities and usability of home automation solutions are dramatically improving, installation becoming easier, the value proposition is becoming a lot more attractive to consumers. Not only can consumers protect their home against intruders, but with these new solutions they can save energy, keep an eye on what is going on in their home even when they are away and protect against costly accidents in their home."
The company noted that, through dedicated monitoring centers staffed 24/7, professionals will respond to emergencies and alert police and fire authorities, along with customers, with precise details on where the event inside the home occurred. With its application, customers can customize a security and automation package based on their individual needs, and will have the ability to manage and control their services by setting up programs and alerts.
"AT&T Digital Life is a game-changing wireless centric home security and automation experience with its unique integration and an friendly app to control every feature from your smartphone, tablet or PC," said Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life. "Combined with AT&T's wireless network and unparalleled distribution channels, Digital Life will offer exciting new innovation. We can't wait to get it into the hands of our customers."
Digital Life offers a simple purchasing process with several options. Customers may experience the services inside an AT&T company-owned retail store before making a purchase, order through a dedicated call center representative, visit att.com/digitallife, or schedule an appointment with an in-home sales consultant. Digital Life also features simple installation because it is an all-wireless system, eliminating the need for hard wiring.
"As a company committed to the Internet of Everything, Cisco is proud to work with AT&T on this revolutionary new service," said Joe Chow, VP and general manager, connected devices, Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group. "The unique combination of wireless technologies working together for Digital Life represents the future of in-home communications. The software framework incorporated into the platform allows AT&T and Cisco to expand and manage the lifecycle of new services under the Digital Life banner."
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