Now you’ll know with Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers, a home monitoring and automation service that allows you to automate sensors, cameras, thermostats, lights and small appliances no matter where you are using your computer or smartphone.
The system uses a rugged touchpad that allows you to automate your thermostat, schedule lighting to go on and off, and even view real-time video to see who is knocking at the front door. The system also has a cellular 2-way voice speaker phone that lets you speak directly to the Central Monitoring Station in an emergency.
The system also comes loaded with apps like:
- A three-day weather forecast
- Sports and news scores
- Real-time traffic updates
- Digital picture frame
How does it work?
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring runs ongoing full system status checks across both our wireless and High-Speed Internet networks. If something is wrong, you will get notified on your touchpad, mobile device and web portal. The system is also backed by a team of certified security experts with over twenty years of experience in security, monitoring and emergency services who monitor your home, 24/7 and in real time from our Central Monitoring Station.
How do I operate the system?
You can access, control and customize your home in real-time from anywhere through a web portal or mobile app. Want to keep an eye on what’s going on inside your home? No problem. The system will send you text messages or email when there’s activity in your home such as people entering and leaving, or arming and disarming your system. You can also watch real-time video streaming of your home from your computer or smartphone.
Can I set it up to work automatically?
Yes. You can easily set up automation rules from your personalized web portal. For example, to manage your energy costs you can schedule your thermostat and lights to turn off when you leave for work in the morning, and to turn on just before you arrive home.
How much does it cost?
Smart Home Monitoring has three rate plans, each including always connected wireless-data backup. Pricing to set up a basic system in your home includes:
- $149.99 for a Smart Home Monitoring starter kit that includes a touchpad and sensor, based on a three year term
- $99.00 one-time installation fee
- Monthly service fees start at $39.99 per month with a Home Basics Package
You can learn more about Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers by visiting www.rogers.com/smarthomemonitoring.
Allison Fittonis a regular contributor to RedBoard