AT&T’s Digital Life service drops into six more markets

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:01pm
Mike Robuck

AT&T’s home automation and security service, which is called “Digital Life,” will soon be available in six new markets.

Starting Friday, Digital Life, which made its debut earlier this year, will launch in Bridgeport, Conn., Colorado Springs, Colo., Memphis, Mobile, Ala., New Haven, Conn., and Pensacola, Fla.

With the latest additions, Digital Life is now live in 58 markets across the nation. When the service first launched in April, AT&T’s stated goal was to have it in place in 50 markets by the end of this year. 

Like competing services, Digital Life is an all-digital, fully integrated, wireless home management system. The Digital Life application is available on most web browsers and apps are available for iOS, Android smartphones, and Windows and Blackberry phones.

The AT&T Digital Life application gives customers control over cameras, door locks, lights, thermostats, small appliances by setting alerts or programs to manage a home remotely.

The service is data agnostic, allowing subscribers to use any broadband or wireless provider. Digital Life has a secure log in system each time the app is opened from any Internet-connected device.

Digital Life comes with two price points. Simple Security, which includes home monitoring, a wireless keypad, recessed sensors and indoor siren, cost $29.99 a month plus a $149.99 installation and equipment fee.

Smart Security costs $39.99 a month and $249.99 for the installation and equipment. Smart Security offers a choice of three of the following features: motion sensor, carbon monoxide sensor, glass break sensor, smoke sensor or takeover kit.  Customers can also pick additional features, such as an Energy Package or Door Package, with additional monthly charges.

The home automation field is already somewhat crowded with the likes of large incumbents, such as ADT, and competing services from Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks.

While cable operators have partnered with SMC Networks, Technicolor, iControl and EcoFactor on their home automation and security systems, AT&T has declined to say which vendors it was using for Digital Life. 


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