AT&T Digital Life Exceeds Rollout Goals
AT&T's Digital Life home automation/security system has added seven metro markets for a total of 52 cities, which is ahead of its goal of 50 cities by the end of 2013.
If it’s true that a “rising tide raises all ships,” then custom integrators should be happy to hear that the rollout of AT&T Digital Life entry-level home management/security system is ahead of schedule.
AT&T recently added seven new markets: Birmingham, Las Vegas, Louisville, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond and Tucson, bringing the number of metropolitan markets with the service to 52, ahead of the stated goal of 50 markets by the end of 2013.
Digital Life is a wireless monitored home security system that connects to a customer’s smartphone and is controllable via a tablet or computer. The system allows control of surveillance cameras, door locks, lights, thermostats, small appliances, starting at $29.99 per month with a 2-year contract ($149.99 installation) for the Simple Security plan that monitors door and window contacts only.
For $39.99 per month ($249 installation), consumers can get the Smart Security plan that controls a motion sensor, carbon monoxide sensor, glass break sensor, and smoke sensor. Consumers pay additional fees for “Home Automation” to control cameras ($9.99 per month); thermostats, lighting and appliances ($4.99/month), door locks/garage door ($4.99/month), water leaks ($4.99/month), and water main shutdown ($9.99/month)
Homeowners can either receive a live demo in their own home, purchase it in one of the 1,256 company-owned retail stores, or buy it online.
“AT&T remains committed to making Digital Life available to more customers and providing them with easy, fast and affordable ways to control their home security system, virtually anywhere life takes them,” says Kevin Petersen, president, Digital Life, Inc. “With the launch of these seven new markets, we’re excited that Digital Life has exceeded its goal of 50 markets for 2013.”
Digital Life recently achieved the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Five Diamond Certification for its central station. The certification is given to facilities that achieve a certain level of proficiency in staff training and their communications with law enforcement, fire and emergency services.
For integrators, the AT&T rollout will presumably introduce homeowners to entry-level home automation and give dealers a comparative to sell against for their own service and systems capabilities.
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