Telstra Makes Their Smart Home Play
Telstra have officially made their play for the growing niche of smart home customers, with the company rolling out a range of new products that allow users, as they put it, “make your home a whole lot smarter and your life that little bit easier.”
“Whether it’s helping you keep up to speed with your busy life or keeping an eye on your loved ones and pets when you’re out and about, the way you set up your Telstra Smart Home is totally in your control.”
“With motion sensors, cameras, lightbulbs, a thermostat, smart power plugs and a smart door lock all talking to each other through the Smart Home platform, it’s easy to customise Telstra Smart Home to you and your family’s lifestyle,” says Telstra’s executive John Chambers.
All you need is home broadband, a reliable in-home Wi-Fi set up and an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to get started.
Signups to the Telstra Smart Home service cost $25 per month (on a minimum 24 month contract) and include access to the service and your choice of one of two Smart Home starter kits.
The first, ‘Watch and Monitor’, comes with two door or window motion sensors and an indoor HD Wi-Fi camera. Meanwhile the second, ‘Automation and Energy’, arrives with two smart power plugs, a motion sensor and a pair of door/window sensors. Irregardless of which starter kit chosen, customers will also receive a Telstra Smart Home Hub, used to tie all the devices together over Wi-Fi.
Telstra are also offering a range of additional certified devices for users with more ambition, including lightbulbs, a smart thermostat, the Lockwood smart lock, indoor and outdoor cameras, motion sensors, door and window sensors and smart power plugs.
They indicate additional products will be added to the range early next year.
For more information on Telstra Smart Home, visit www.telstra.com.au/smart-home.