Rogers launches Smart Home Monitoring in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe

Rogers launches Smart Home Monitoring in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe 
Canadians living in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Niagara Falls, St. 
Catharines and other Golden Horseshoe areas can now be connected to their 
homes from wherever they are 
TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Rogers Communications, Canada's leading 
diversified communications company, launched Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, an 
innovative, robust home security and home automation control system, to 
residents of Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Rogers Smart Home Monitoring allows 
customers to easily control and automate their home security, lights, cameras, 
thermostats and appliances remotely through their smartphone, computer or 
tablet. 
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring was launched in Rogers cable footprint in Ontario 
in August 2011, and since then, customers have continued to benefit from a 
dual-network, next generation system that protects and connects their home 
seamlessly, while allowing them to personalize system features to meet their 
needs. 
"We're thrilled to now offer Rogers Smart Home Monitoring to residents of the 
Golden Horseshoe," said Ian Pattinson, Vice-President & General Manager, 
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring. "Since we launched a year and a half ago, our 
customers continue to discover new system features that keep their homes and 
families secure while helping them better manage their daily lives for 
ultimate peace of mind." 
Rogers uses an established IP-based dual network connection to provide more 
than security protection of your home. The system remotely monitors everything 
together from water leaks, carbon monoxide levels, cameras, lighting, 
appliances and thermostat temperatures, and allows customers to customize 
automation rules to their needs. So whether a customer is able to detect a 
water leak early and prevent flooding in their basement, come home to a warm 
house every day by timing the thermostat through their smartphone, or receive 
an alert on their smartphone when their kids have arrived home from school, 
Smart Home Monitoring offers customers a truly connected home experience. 
At the heart of the system is an easy-to-use touchpad that provides quick, 
one-touch access to home automation apps, multimedia apps for photos, traffic, 
weather and sports, and home security functions. When an alarm occurs, the 
touchpad instantly connects with the Rogers Central Monitoring Station, a 
24/7, real-time monitoring service provided by certified security experts with 
over twenty years of experience in security, monitoring and emergency services. 
More key benefits of the system include: 


    --  Real-time alerts sent via text and email
    --  Remote access via smartphone, computer or tablets to securely
        view & control the whole system including arming/disarming the
        home
    --  Professional installation by specially-trained Rogers
        technicians

"Canadians are among the most connected people in the world and are looking 
for seamless technology that complements their busy lifestyles," Pattinson 
said. "For nearly two years, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring has enabled 
customers to stay connected to their homes and families with a next 
generation, innovative product that leverages Rogers proven networks and 
communication expertise."

Today, residents of Oakville, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Grimsby, Hamilton and the 
Greater Hamilton area, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Pelham, 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines, Wainfleet, Welland, Fort Erie and Port 
Colborne can book a FREE in-home assessment by visiting 
www.rogers.com/smarthome

To learn more about the ways you can use Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, visit 
RedBoard, the official Rogers blog.

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high-speed Internet and telephony. Through Rogers Media we are 
engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines 
and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are 
publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on 
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

Michelle Lewis Rogers Communications Tel: 416-270-1582 
michelle.lewis@rci.rogers.com

Image with caption: "Remotely controlling your thermostat and scheduling 
lights to turn off are just some of the benefits of the Rogers Smart Home 
Monitoring service which is now available to residents of Ontario's Golden 
Horseshoe. These customers now have access to real-time home security, home 
automation controls and energy management tools available with the in-house 
touchpad or anywhere with the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring smartphone and 
tablet applications. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)". Image available 
at:  
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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

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