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Bell Aliant Brings the Digital Home to Life with New NextGen Home Security Service

Bell Aliant Brings the Digital Home to Life with New NextGen Home Security 
Service 
Using a personal device, customers can remotely control their home security 
system, lights, thermostat, and more 
HALIFAX, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is bringing the 
'smart home' to life with its new NextGen Home Security™ service that lets 
customers monitor, protect and control their home using a smartphone, tablet 
or PC at a competitive price. 
From the company that brought you FibreOP™, NextGen Home Security is a 
digital Internet-based service that delivers everything a customer expects in 
home security with next generation automation capabilities. NextGen Home 
Security will be affordable and Bell Aliant customers can bundle services all 
on one bill for added convenience and savings. 
"This is an incredibly cool product that is the next step in making the 
digital home a reality," said Karen Sheriff, president and CEO of Bell Aliant. 
"Imagine a security system that sends you a text when someone enters your home 
and then allows you to view a video of the person walking through the door. 
With thisproduct, we are igniting the power of our entire broadband network, 
including FibreOP - and helping 'turn on' not just your TV and Internet, but 
lots of other things around your home." 
Built on Atlantic Canada's most advanced broadband network, NextGen Home 
Security will leverage a team of trusted and reliable technicians. Bell Aliant 
NextGen Certified Installers are specially trained to set-up and customize the 
system for every customer. NextGen Home Security will be available in the 
spring to both FibreOP and high-speed customers in major city centres in 
Atlantic Canada. 
"Bell Aliant understands consumers' digital lifestyle and this is a security 
solution that offers peace of mind and the convenience of being able to 
monitor and manage your home at any time using a mobile device, tablet or PC," 
said Dan McKeen, senior vice-president, customer solutions. "Home security and 
monitoring is a natural growth opportunity for Bell Aliant. It is another 
example of our commitment to innovating and offering products and services 
that will meet the needs of our customers both today and in the future." 
NextGen Home Security will provide the following services: 


    --  NextGen Security: Experience the security of ULC certified 24/7
        professional monitoring of life-safety events including fire,
        burglary, and environmental incidents like floods and carbon
        monoxide threats. Trained professionals will alert authorities
        and customers in the event of an emergency. If an intruder
        breaks into your home while you are on vacation, an ear
        piercing siren will sound, lights will turn on, alerts will be
        sent to your smartphone, and our Central Monitoring Station
        will alert the authorities, who will dispatch police.
    --  NextGen Automation: Customers have the ability to remotely
        control and monitor door locks, thermostats, lighting and
        appliances. For example, when the system is armed to Away, the
        thermostat will automatically adjust lower and lights in the
        home will turn off.
    --  NextGen Video Monitoring: By using secure video cameras,
        customers can monitor a loved one or pet, or receive texts and
        video clips when someone comes to the front door from their
        smartphone, tablet or PC with the free NextGen Home Security
        app.

Bell Aliant will be able to deliver the best home security and monitoring 
service at a competitive rate by using our skilled and trusted technicians, 
existing enterprise systems, processes, and convenient combined billing and 
customer service. NextGen Home Security is also powered by the award-winning 
iControl OpenHome™ software platform from iControl Networks, a leader in the 
broadband home management industry.

Customers will be able to purchase NextGen Home Security in the spring and can 
pre-register today at www.bellaliant.net/homesecurity, or by calling (888) 
214-7896.

About Bell Aliant Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest 
regional communications providers and 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 innovative information, communication and technology services 
including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. 
Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice 
and convenience.

Katherine VanBuskirk (855) 487-3040 katherine.vanbusirk@bellaliant.ca

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Image with caption: "The Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security service lets 
customers monitor, protect and control their home using a smartphone, tablet 
or PC at a competitive price. (CNW Group/BELL ALIANT INC.)". Image available 
at:  
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Image with caption: "Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security allows you to view 
secure video, receive texts and video clips when someone comes to the front 
door from a smartphone, tablet or PC anywhere in the world. (CNW Group/BELL 
ALIANT INC.)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security allows customers to 
remotely control and monitor door locks, thermostats, lighting and appliances. 
(CNW Group/BELL ALIANT INC.)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "Karen Sheriff, president and CEO, Bell Aliant introduces 
new NextGen Home Security service that lets customers monitor, protect and 
control their home using a smartphone, tablet or PC. (CNW Group/BELL ALIANT 
INC.)". Image available at:  
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SOURCE: BELL ALIANT INC.

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