Telus has announced today it has launched new smart home security products for both residential and business customers, making use of its recent acquisition of AlarmForce in Western Canada. Telus SmartHome Security and Telus Secure Business are two new offerings available now in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“TELUS has a long history of delivering innovative technologies to both consumers and businesses and we are proud to now offer security and automation solutions to help protect what matters most and streamline control of connected devices,” said Jason Macdonnell, Senior Vice-president, TELUS Smart Security, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “Powered by our award-winning networks and entirely controlled from a smartphone app, TELUS’ security solutions provide integrated, flexible systems to make our customers feel safe, empowered and in control.”
Both home and business smart security solutions are managed with the Telus SmartHome app, which provides a dashboard for alerts and status updates, for all smart devices. The app also enables two-way voice monitoring, which connects your phone to the company’s monitoring service if an alarm is going off.
The SmartHome Security option allows for fully automated smart home products such as indoor and outdoor cameras, smart locks, lighting, doorbell cameras, door and window sensors, garage door controllers, smoke detectors and more, with support for voice assistants such as Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.
The Secure Business solution offers smart automation to assist with 24/7 video surveillance monitoring, to alert business owners of break-ins and more. Control capabilities include allowing businesses to better track their equipment, such as being notified if a fridge door is left open, or to see when stores open on time by employees.
Telus explains, “Customers who have both TELUS Mobility and other TELUS home solutions products could pay as little as $25 per month on a three-year term for their SmartHome Security.” The entry plan includes a control panel with two-way voice control, three door sensors, two motion detectors and 24-hour guard response (where available).
Secure Business plans start at $35 per month on a fixed term when bundled with other company services.