Rogers launches Smart Home Monitoring in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe

Canadians living in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and other Golden Horseshoe areas can now be connected to their homes from wherever they are

TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Rogers Communications, Canada's leading diversified communications company, launched Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, an innovative, robust home security and home automation control system, to residents of Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Rogers Smart Home Monitoring allows customers to easily control and automate their home security, lights, cameras, thermostats and appliances remotely through their smartphone, computer or tablet.

Rogers Smart Home Monitoring was launched in Rogers cable footprint in Ontario in August 2011, and since then, customers have continued to benefit from a dual-network, next generation system that protects and connects their home seamlessly, while allowing them to personalize system features to meet their needs.

"We're thrilled to now offer Rogers Smart Home Monitoring to residents of the Golden Horseshoe," said Ian Pattinson, Vice-President & General Manager, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring. "Since we launched a year and a half ago, our customers continue to discover new system features that keep their homes and families secure while helping them better manage their daily lives for ultimate peace of mind."

Rogers uses an established IP-based dual network connection to provide more than security protection of your home. The system remotely monitors everything together from water leaks, carbon monoxide levels, cameras, lighting, appliances and thermostat temperatures, and allows customers to customize automation rules to their needs. So whether a customer is able to detect a water leak early and prevent flooding in their basement, come home to a warm house every day by timing the thermostat through their smartphone, or receive an alert on their smartphone when their kids have arrived home from school, Smart Home Monitoring offers customers a truly connected home experience.

At the heart of the system is an easy-to-use touchpad that provides quick, one-touch access to home automation apps, multimedia apps for photos, traffic, weather and sports, and home security functions. When an alarm occurs, the touchpad instantly connects with the Rogers Central Monitoring Station, a 24/7, real-time monitoring service provided by certified security experts with over twenty years of experience in security, monitoring and emergency services.

More key benefits of the system include:

  • Real-time alerts sent via text and email
  • Remote access via smartphone, computer or tablets to securely view & control the whole system including arming/disarming the home
  • Professional installation by specially-trained Rogers technicians

"Canadians are among the most connected people in the world and are looking for seamless technology that complements their busy lifestyles," Pattinson said. "For nearly two years, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring has enabled customers to stay connected to their homes and families with a next generation, innovative product that leverages Rogers proven networks and communication expertise."

Today, residents of Oakville, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Grimsby, Hamilton and the Greater Hamilton area, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Pelham, Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines, Wainfleet, Welland, Fort Erie and Port Colborne can book a FREE in-home assessment by visiting www.rogers.com/smarthome

To learn more about the ways you can use Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, visit RedBoard, the official Rogers blog.

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

Image with caption: "Remotely controlling your thermostat and scheduling lights to turn off are just some of the benefits of the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring service which is now available to residents of Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. These customers now have access to real-time home security, home automation controls and energy management tools available with the in-house touchpad or anywhere with the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring smartphone and tablet applications. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130313_C4542_PHOTO_EN_24508.jpg



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