Rogers to extend monitoring service to eastern Canada
Rogers Communications recently announced plans to extend its Smart Home Monitoring service to Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
“We know Canadians want to be connected wherever they go. With Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers, we have enabled Canadians to stay connected online to their homes wherever they are,” said Ian Pattinson, vice-president and general manager, Rogers Communications, in a press release issued by the company. “Last year we brought this connected home of the future to Ontarians in the Rogers cable footprint, and we are pleased to announce our plans to expand this service to Newfoundland and New Brunswick, and complete service availability in English and French.”
The company first announced plans to enter the home security market in November 2010 and launched the service in Ontario in August 2011. Ontario Customers that wanted to take advantage of the security package originally had to sign up for Rogers high-speed Internet service if they weren’t already a subscriber. More recently, the service has been provider-agnostic, available to anyone in the coverage area with a broadband connection. Rogers partnered with Sudbury, Ont.-based Northern 911 to provide the 24/7 monitoring.
Rogers’ service offerings include security monitoring, plus water leaks, carbon monoxide, door or window openings, thermostat temperatures and more. No date has been set for the service launch in Newfoundland and New Brunswick, but the company indicates it will arrive “in the coming months.” The company has established a website www.rogers.com/shmeastcoast where interested customers can sign up to be contacted by a company agent.