ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), recently teamed up with Designing Spaces'® Military Makeover® airing on Lifetime® Television to help renovate a Tampa, Fla., military family's home. EchoStar donated its newly launched SAGE™ by Hughes™ security and smart home system to make the family's home life easier and more secure. The three-part series will air May 12, May 26 and June 9 at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT.
Military Makeover aims to honor military veterans and their families by enlisting a team of experts to revamp spaces in their homes and improve the quality of living for these deserving veterans. In this segment, the show will be upgrading the home of Lance Corporal Devin H. Kyle and his wife and daughter. After joining the Marine Corps in 2012, Kyle left for Afghanistan just four months after the birth of his daughter. While on tour, Kyle was shot in the thigh by an enemy sniper, leaving him with a severe, life-threatening wound. After two years and several surgeries, Kyle has regained control over most of his leg, which still carries metal fragments that cannot be removed. Though Kyle suffers from PTSD from the near-death experience, his wife and daughter are his motivation to continue his recovery.
As part of the renovation to the Kyles' home, the SAGE Hub was installed, allowing them to monitor and control the fully connected system from their living room TV or SAGE mobile app; three outdoor and two indoor cameras to monitor who's coming and going; a deadbolt door lock that can be controlled remotely; a thermostat so that the Kyles can automate their home's temperature; 16 open/close sensors that can alert the family of activity; a lamp dimmer and smart LED light bulb for automated lighting control. This system will provide the family with many benefits, including:
- MyLocal911™ – Using SAGE's unique security feature at or away from home, the Kyle family can call their local emergency responders with the touch of a button.
- Customized Rules – The family can set automatic rules to match their lifestyle, such as "If the camera detects motion outside, lock the door and turn on the lights."
- Data Protection – SAGE helps protect customer information inside and outside of the home with multiple levels of integrated encryption and data security.
- Energy Savings – SAGE allows them to manage and control their devices at or away from home, which can help to make their home more energy-efficient and lower their utility bills.
"Veterans and their families make huge sacrifices for our country, so we were honored to have had the opportunity to participate in Military Makeover and provide the Kyle family with a SAGE system to make their home secure and connected," said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies.
"The work this show is doing to help improve the quality of these families' lives while at home is truly commendable."
For more information, visit SAGEbyHughes.com.
About SAGE by Hughes
SAGE by Hughes is a fully integrated, self-monitored security and home automation solution that customers can control from their TV and mobile devices. This award-winning smart home solution is secure, affordable, flexible and easy. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation and distributes SAGE by Hughes products. For more information, visit SAGEbyHughes.com and follow us on Twitter @SAGEbyHughes.
About EchoStar Technologies
EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., has thousands of employees and engineers in the U.S. and throughout the world who design and engineer award-winning, secure video and home technology solutions for EchoStar's customers. Over the last three decades, EchoStar Technologies' award-winning innovations, including recent applications in placeshifting and over-the-top streaming solutions, have impacted the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming. Leveraging the company's existing technologies and systems experience, along with encryption and data security expertise, EchoStar Technologies is diversifying its offerings with a new security and smart home system.
EchoStar Technologies' solutions include: Sling Media's Slingbox® products; EchoStar's line of advanced set-top-box products, including the Hopper® and Joey®; and now SAGE™ by Hughes™ security and home automation, with further TV contributions worldwide through partnerships in Canada, Mexico and Europe.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its EchoStar Satellite Services, EchoStar Technologies and Hughes Network Systems business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.
About Military Makeover®
From the producers of the award-winning home decorating and remodeling show, Designing Spaces®, Military Makeover is a very special mini-series dedicated to giving back to members of the military and their loved ones. Enlisting the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts, the host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey "The Gunny", helps change the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving individuals.
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