Telus has entered the smart home and business security market with the launch of Telus SmartHome Security and Telus Secure Business.
The company says its recent acquisition of AlarmForce’s Western assets helped provide the foundation for the two new offerings, which have replaced the AlarmForce brand in Western Canada.
The offerings are managed through a smartphone app, which provides a system dashboard for quick access to alerts, status updates and controls for automated devices. The app also allows for 24/7 two-way voice monitoring, connecting users’ smartphones to the monitoring service when an alarm is triggered.
Telus SmartHome Security provides security and automation technology for residential customers. Customers can customize Telus SmartHome Security with a selection of indoor and outdoor cameras, smart locks, connected lighting, doorbell cameras, window and door sensors, smart thermostats, garage door controllers, and smoke, flood and carbon monoxide detectors. Users can also interact with their system via voice assistants like Google Home or Amazon Alexa and create custom “scenes” that run multiple commands at once.
Telus Secure Business offers security solutions for small businesses through a suite of integrated smart automation, intrusion monitoring and video surveillance solutions. Telus Secure Business leverages the same 24/7 professional monitoring and guard response service as Telus SmartHome Security, augmenting it with policy and control capabilities that allow business owners and managers to operate more efficiently and better manage risk, the company says.
Telus is offering customers who have both Telus Mobility and other Telus home solutions products a rate of $25 per month on a three-year term for their SmartHome Security. Telus Secure Business plans start at $35 per month on a fixed term when bundled with small business wireless and reline services.