Telus and Hilo launch smart home pilot project in Québec City
Telus and Hilo, a subsidary of Hydro-Québec, announced they are launching a pilot project in Québec City which bundles Telus’ home automation and security technologies with Hilo’s smart home solutions. The goal, said the companies, is to help Quebecers manage their electricity and security while at the same time reducing their bills and environmental footprint.
“Hilo is a key partner on our journey to have more Quebecers adopt and promote sustainable practices, thanks to improved energy-efficiency offerings for the home,” said Marie-Christine D’Amours, vice-president Telus, consumer solutions and customer experience for Québec, in a company statement. “This collaboration marks another important milestone in Telus’ evolution from a telecommunications company to a global technology leader with digital solutions, health and agriculture divisions. As Canada’s largest provider of home security and automation services, we are proud to expand our offer in Québec to create a friendlier future with efficient and user-friendly technologies.”
According to the companies, Quebéc customers who take advantage of the solution will receive discounts of up to $315 on their bill (valued at three months of Telus SmartHome Security services and a $150 credit from Hilo). Customers who opt for the bundle will experience an additional savings of up to 15 per cent on their electricity bills via Hilo smart home technology.
Hilo’s products, including its smart thermostats, which are designed and manufactured in Québec by the Hydro-Québec subsidiary and its partners.
“We’re pleased to join forces with Telus, combining our excellent products to provide our customers with an improved range of offerings. This collaborative effort will enable us to further advance the evolution of smart-home technologies in the years to come, and thus to give all Québec residents the tools they need to use electricity more efficiently and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will give more people in Québec City the opportunity to benefit from the Hilo solution and experience. Ultimately, this initiative represents our drive to constantly evolve and our desire to develop similar initiatives to better serve our customers,” said Sébastien Fournier, CEO of Hilo.
In the coming weeks, the joint offer is expected to roll out to additional cities across the province.