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Rogers launches Smart Home Monitoring in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe

March 13, 2013

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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 the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A
and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

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: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130313_C4542_PHOTO_EN_24508.jpg

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.