Smart Home for All: iControl Networks Partners with Bell Aliant to Offer
Digital Home Security, Expands Footprint in Canada
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - iControl Networks, a leader in
broadband home management solutions, and Bell Aliant, one of North America's
largest regional communications providers, are partnering to bring a new
premier home management solution to Atlantic Canadians. Bell Aliant's NextGen
Home Security™ is an Internet-based smart home security service that
delivers everything a customer expects in home security with next generation
home automation capabilities.
"Our advanced broadband network allows us to innovate and deliver new services
like home security and automation to meet our customers' digital lifestyle,"
said Dan McKeen, senior vice-president, customer solutions for Bell Aliant.
"With iControl Networks' award-winning solution we are making the digital home
a reality, while also providing greater peace-of-mind for our customers."
Bell Aliant's NextGen Home Security offers a comprehensive smart home solution
that will allow consumers to manage the security of their homes with the touch
of a button from anywhere, at anytime. Security sensors and video, as well as
HVAC, lamps and other appliances, are linked together in an intelligent smart
home network. The system's functionality will enable users to automate and
control these security and energy management features in their homes from
wherever they may be via smartphones, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices.
"This partnership marks a significant milestone in our continued expansion
outside of the United States," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of iControl Networks.
"Bell Aliant has the robust reach and credibility to bring the next generation
of home management to consumers in Atlantic Canada."
The partnership speaks toward a growing global trend of consumer interest in
the digital home. According to recent research by Strategy Analytics, 160
million homes worldwide will have smart home systems by 2017, and in some
countries, over 50 percent of broadband households are ready to adopt
Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security will be available in the spring and
consumers can pre-register today at www.bellaliant.net/homesecurity.
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing
interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The
iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution
that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies,
broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home
management, security and connectivity to their customers. Venture investors in
iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and
Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of
service providers including ADT, Comcast Interactive Capital, Comporium and
Rogers Communications. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.
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.
Margaret Hoerster, Finn Partners for iControl Networks, +1-312-329.3909,
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