AT&T’s New Service Will Allow You to Secure Your Home From Anywhere
Smartphones are increasingly becoming a common entity of modern society and soon the concept of smarthomes will also be common. Microsoft’s team of researchers is working on to develop HomeOS for smarthomes, so that everything in the home can be controlled electrically. Now AT&T has taken a step to make the smarthomes a common thing.
AT&T has announced to a new business to work to sell home security services. Through this service the customers will be able to remotely control their houses.
Home security, from intruders, fire or water damage, or changing the temperature through thermostat or opening the door for the repairman whether the customer is in the locality or abroad, could become an easy task with the announced service, called as AT&T Digital LifeTM, as reported by AT&T.
AT&T Digital Life will allow users to control and secure their homes through any web-enabled device such as PCs, tablets and smartphones with any wireless carrier. This service has been managed by a newly created Digital Life group allowing access to automation, energy and water controls along with the monitoring of security services through integration of devices like cameras, windows and door sensors, thermostats, and appliance power controls.
AT&T has planned to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.
“The AT&T Digital Life service has the potential to take home monitoring and home security solutions to another level,” Larry Hettick, Research Director, Consumer Services, for Current Analysis, said in a statement. “The service promises to be as robust as anything in the marketplace today backed by the trusted AT&T brand. I am particularly impressed with its IP-based wireless platform, plans for a nationwide offering, and a wide range of devices that can be monitored and viewed from any carrier’s wireless or wireline Internet connection. These consumer-friendly capabilities will help grow this industry.”
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