Infotech Lead America: AT&T has launched AT&T Digital Life, a home automation and security solution that simplifies the management of the user’s home.
For an upfront installation fee, users can use the Digital Life home security and automation solution managed through an AT&T website and an AT&T hub connected over customers’ existing broadband with a cellular backup. The wirelesssolution is customizable and can be used from smartphones, tablets or PCs.
In case of any event or mishap, U.S.based monitoring centers and professionals will respond to emergencies and alert police and fire authorities if need be.
Customers can purchase Digital Life iirespective of their wireless or wireline broadband provider. The Digital Life application is available on most web browsers and apps are available for iOS, Android smartphones and Windows Phones.
Digital Life’s secure log in system ensures that the customers’ privacy is protected. Customers can build a system with the features they want and add features or make changes easily as their needs evolve.
Customers can control cameras, door locks, lights, thermostats, small appliances and more by setting alerts or programs to manage their home.
Customers can opt for Simple Security, which is the basic home security package or Smart Security which includes enhanced security features and the option to add home automation.
Customers choose Smart Security can add various automation packages for a monthly fee, such as the camera package, the energy package, the door package, water detection package and water control package. Each package serves a different function.
The first commercial launch markets for AT&T Digital Life are Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boulder, Colo., Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Riverside, Calif., San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and select areas of the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
AT&T Digital can be ordered online, in an AT&T store, over the phone, or with an in-home sales consultant.
AT&T plans to introduce Digital Life in up to 50 markets by the end of 2013.
AT&T recently introduced pdvConnect, a set of cloud-based mobile apps that helps enterprises to document events in near real-time by speaking, taking photos and sharing location information at the point of service.