AT&T has just officially announced that it’s entering the home automation and security business with its Digital Life suite of services to compete with the likes of Crestron, Lutron, and other noteworthy providers of premium home automation. To deliver the functionality demanded of home automation, an array of connected devices will be provided such as cameras, window and door sensors, smoke, carbon monoxide, motion, and glass break sensors, door locks, thermostats, moisture detection, and appliance power controls.
All of this gear will be installed by a qualified technician, as with most home automation products, with AT&T claiming that the service will be quite modular (in the sense that you can call your technician and easily have more features and services added after the initial installation without hassle).
“We’re planning a unique suite of services, from start to finish, that will give homeowners control of their property and their possessions through an easy to navigate user interface,” said Kevin Petersen, the Senior VP of AT&T Mobility’s Digital Life division. “Our focus is on providing our customers with a comprehensive home security and automation solution that offers the best possible customer experience, and uses the most advanced mobile internet technology on the market to make their lives easier and keep their families and property safer.”
AT&T will be rolling out trials for this service in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.
[via Redmond Pie]