AT&T announces home security service
AT&T has announced a home security service in the U.S. called digital life. In a promotional video, the company says the service “lets you access, monitor and control any device in your home remotely using your tablet, smartphone or PC.” The video demonstrates a user managing an alarm system, unlocking the front door and adjusting the lights and blinds from a tablet device.
Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility said recently at the CTIA Wireless conference in New Orleans that the company’s research suggests that customers are ready to adopt new technology — “a huge and profound change from just two years ago, when customers were afraid of the technology.”
De la Vega said of the digital service: “We’re going to digitize everything in the house – we’re going to provide security, alarm monitoring and home automation. A great new set of services are going to be available to our customers.”
Rogers Communications launched a similar service called Smart Home Monitoring in August 2011.