AT&T is all set to enter the home security and automation business. Called “AT&T Digital Life,” the services would allow consumers to remotely monitor their homes and protect them from intruders, fire and water damage. Consumers can also control door locks or perform things like changing the temperature setting on the thermostat, no matter where they are – anywhere in the US or even abroad.
AT&T claimed that the new all-digital, IP-based home security monitoring and automation services would allow consumers to handle security arrangements of their homes using any web-enabled device, PCs, tablets and smartphones, regardless of the wireless carrier.
The services, which AT&T plans to start trials of in Atlanta and Dallas this summer, will feature a number of connected devices like cameras, window/door censors, smoke, carbon monoxide, motion and glass break sensors, door locks, thermostats, moisture detection and appliance power controls.
According to the company, all the devices would be wirelessly connected to AT&T monitoring centers. In order to push the services, AT&T has also formed a digital life services group, which represents a completely new business for the company. With built-in AT&T mobile internet service, the “Digital Life” platform will also be capable of Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and wired broadband connections.