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Press release from CNW Group

Rogers announces Smart Home Monitoring coming soon to Newfoundland and New Brunswick

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rogers announces Smart Home Monitoring coming soon to Newfoundland and New Brunswick14:18 EST Thursday, January 24, 2013Atlantic Canadians can be connected to their homes from wherever they are with peace of mind technology from RogersMONCTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Canadians in Newfoundland and New Brunswick can rest easier knowing their home can soon be truly connected with Rogers Smart Home Monitoring. A robust home security and home automation control system, 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, and will soon be available to Rogers cable customers (subject to licensing approval) in Newfoundland and New Brunswick."We know Canadians want to be connected wherever they go. With Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers, we have enabled Canadians to stay connected online to their homes wherever they are," said Ian Pattinson, Vice-President & General Manager, Rogers Communications. "Last year we brought this connected home of the future to Ontarians in the Rogers cable footprint, and we are pleased to announce our plans to expand this service to Newfoundland and New Brunswick, and complete service availability in English and French."Rogers Smart Home Monitoring does more than protect the security of your home. It monitors and automates everything together from water leaks, carbon monoxide levels, door/window openings, cameras, lighting, thermostat temperatures, and allows customers to customize automation rules to their needs. More key benefits include:Real-time, 24/7 monitoring at the Rogers Central Monitoring Station provided by certified security experts with over twenty years of experience in security, monitoring and emergency servicesWhere available, IP-based dual network connections ensure constant connection of the home to the Rogers Central Monitoring StationReal-time sensor and video alerts sent via text and emailRemote access via smartphone, computer or tablets to securely view & control the whole system including Arm/Disarming the homeProfessional installation by specially-trained Rogers cable techniciansRogers plans to introduce its Smart Home Monitoring service to Rogers customers in Newfoundland and New Brunswick in the coming months. In the meantime, customers living in these areas can go to www.rogers.com/shmeastcoast to register to receive information about when Rogers Smart Home Monitoring will be available in their neighbourhood.About RogersRogers 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).SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.For further information: Heather Robinson Rogers Communications Tel: 506-388-8562 heather.robinson@rci.rogers.com