Smart Home for All: iControl Networks Partners with Bell Aliant to Offer Digital Home Security, Expands Footprint in Canada
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management solutions, and Bell Aliant, one of North America's largest regional communications providers, are partnering to bring a new premier home management solution to Atlantic Canadians. Bell Aliant's NextGen Home Security™ is an Internet-based smart home security service that delivers everything a customer expects in home security with next generation home automation capabilities.
"Our advanced broadband network allows us to innovate and deliver new services like home security and automation to meet our customers' digital lifestyle," said Dan McKeen, senior vice-president, customer solutions for Bell Aliant. "With iControl Networks' award-winning solution we are making the digital home a reality, while also providing greater peace-of-mind for our customers."
Bell Aliant's NextGen Home Security offers a comprehensive smart home solution that will allow consumers to manage the security of their homes with the touch of a button from anywhere, at anytime. Security sensors and video, as well as HVAC, lamps and other appliances, are linked together in an intelligent smart home network. The system's functionality will enable users to automate and control these security and energy management features in their homes from wherever they may be via smartphones, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices.
"This partnership marks a significant milestone in our continued expansion outside of the United States," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of iControl Networks. "Bell Aliant has the robust reach and credibility to bring the next generation of home management to consumers in Atlantic Canada."
The partnership speaks toward a growing global trend of consumer interest in the digital home. According to recent research by Strategy Analytics, 160 million homes worldwide will have smart home systems by 2017, and in some countries, over 50 percent of broadband households are ready to adopt interactive security.
Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security will be available in the spring and consumers can pre-register today at www.bellaliant.net/homesecurity.
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Interactive Capital, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities, it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
SOURCE iControl Networks