AT&T Pushing Home Security Service Into 8 Markets
AT&T Digital Life Launching in 50 Markets in 2013
AT&T told CES attendees this week that the company will soon be offering their AT&T Digital Life home security and automation service in eight unspecified markets starting in March. According to the AT&T press release
, the all-digital, all wireless service allows users to manage home lighting and home security from any mobile device, be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
ISPs have lusted after a larger piece of the home automation and security pie for a decade, with little traction made. These efforts have sped up in recent months however, with Comcast and others now also offering home automation and security services. Most of these carriers refuse to divulge sales numbers for these services, which speaks volumes.
AT&T has offered some kind of security and automation since at least 2006
, though this appears to be a significant upgrade to previous incarnations. It remains unclear if most consumers are interested in giving their broadband company additional money for home security, though AT&T will be targeted higher-end customers with this service. Prices however have not yet been specified.
AT&T says they hope to offer the home automation and security services across fifty markets by the end of 2013.
Hmm... I wonder if they'll turn off the security system when the cops ask to search your house without a warrant.
said by jc100:I think yous guys nailed it. Att isn't trust worthy enough, no one that works there is.
I wonder if you have any video surveillance systems setup, do they capture the feed and store it along with your internet traffic? Shivers.
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Re: I don't like this at all AT&T got into a HUGE lawsuit over this.. Not sure these "spy rooms" on AT&T property even still operate.....
The CREEPY thing is, they did it underhanded and got caught.
I wouldn't want them monitoring my home that had surveillance cameras actually for security, or remote audio monitoring, or even having them access to arm/disarm my home. Snoop once, Snoop again. AT&T shouldn't be trusted for anything after that, especially something "SECURE".......
AT&T gave warrantless access to the NSA their vast trove of domestic and international billing records, detailed information about who called whom in the US and around the world. As of 2009, AT&T had more than 2.8 trillion records housed in a database at its Florham Park, New Jersey, complex..... AH, another SPY room?????
The NSA center got their own snoop facility now out in the desert in Bluffdale, UTAH, so they're probably not having to rely on "secret AT&T snoop rooms" anymore....
The biggest-ever data complex, to be completed in Utah, may take American citizens into a completely new reality where their emails, phone calls, online shopping lists and virtually entire lives will be stored and reviewed.
The National Security Agency's immensely secret project in the Utah desert will intercept, analyze, and store yottabytes of the world's communications.
What the heck is a yottabyte??????? so much for AT&T keeping 2.8 trillion records, eh?????
said by chip89:
I don't like this at all because then at&t and the nsa will get to what you do every day even the questionable things