Smart Home for All: iControl Networks Partners with Bell Aliant to Offer Digital Home Security, Expands Footprint in Canada

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 
interactive security. 
Bell Aliant NextGen Home Security will be available in the spring and 
consumers can pre-register today at 
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 
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, 
SOURCE: iControl Networks 
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