Canada’s Bell Aliant to Offer ‘NextGen Home Security’ from iControl
Bell Alliant will offer a home automation and security system using the same iControl platform employed by Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Rogers.
iControl has snagged another service provider, Canada’s Bell Aliant, to deploy its home automation and security platform.
Bell Aliant, which calls itself the one of North America’s largest regional communications providers, is calling its new service NextGen Home Security.
It will look pretty much like similar services from iControl customers Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Rogers Communications (but not ADT Pulse, which utilizes a different iControl platform).
Like the others, Bell Aliant will offer professionally monitored security, surveillance, energy management, lighting control and other home automation features that can be remotely monitored and controlled.
Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security will be available in the spring. Consumers can pre-register at http://www.bellaliant.net/homesecurity.
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) says it is 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 information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions.
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]