AAA Alarms launches interactive remote monitoring solution

Take Control offers Manitobans added security and peace of mind

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - AAA Alarms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., today launched a new, interactive home and business monitoring solution called Take Control. Take Control allows customers easy, remote access to their residential or business monitoring system through their smartphone, computer or tablet.

"Take Control offers customers the peace of mind of staying connected to their home or business from wherever they are," said Guido Caputi, General Manager, AAA Alarms. "Imagine being able to check on your cottage or business in real-time, whenever you want, from wherever you are, by simply picking up your smartphone."

Take Control allows customers to remotely arm and disarm their security systems; record and store live camera feeds from their home or office; lock and unlock doors; and receive security notifications and alerts. It is backed by AAA Alarm's state of the art, 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitoring station and MTS's reliable network. With or without a security system, Take Control customers can also remotely view their home or business and adjust camera angles, allowing them to easily monitor vulnerable spots such as entrances.

Pricing for the Take Control remote monitoring system starts at $5.99 a month when added to an existing security system. More information on Take Control is available by visiting www.AAAalarms.ca or by calling 1-866-949-0078.

About AAA Alarms and MTS

AAA Alarms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., has been protecting homes and businesses since 1962 and prides itself on delivering customized security solutions.

MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.

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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

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