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August 22, 2011

Rogers Introduces Home Monitoring and Automation System

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

A safe and smart home can fulfill all your needs. Your kids, pets and elderly people can live independently for longer period of time when you are not around. Rogers Communications (News - Alert), a diversified Canadian communications and media company has introduced Smart Home Monitoring, an innovative home monitoring and automation service.

According to a press release, this new system enables users to experience a connected personalized experience at home, at work or on-the-go. It is Rogers cable and Rogers wireless networks, Smart Home Monitoring lets consumers automate and manage sensors, cameras, thermostats, lights and small appliances from their computer or smartphone.

Consumers are looking for solutions to enable their connected home seamlessly, reliably and securely,” said Ian Pattinson, Vice-President & General Manager, Smart Home Monitoring, Rogers Communications. “With Smart Home Monitoring, we have reinvented home security with easy home automation and energy management providing Rogers customers with a truly connected home of the future.

 With this system, users can stay connected to their home is easy – consumers can securely connect to their Smart Home Monitoring service through any computer or a smartphone allowing them to view, manage and secure their homes through a two-step security process at any time from any Internet-based location.

Consumers want a next generation system that protects and connects their home seamlessly with their connected lifestyle,” Pattinson said. “Smart Home Monitoring is a natural evolution for our business that leverages our proven networks, expertise in communication and commitment to innovation and next generation connected experiences.

It has three rate plans, each including always connected wireless-data backup, starting with the Home Basics plan at $39.99 per month. Rogers Cable Hi-Speed Internet required.

 In other company news, TMCnet reported that Rogers offers Canada’s LTE (News - Alert) network to Ottawa.

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Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves