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Manage and protect your home from anywhere with Rogers Smart Home Monitoring
New fully connected home automation and security system launches in Vancouver 

VANCOUVER, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Ever wonder what your dog does all day? Or forget to turn off the kitchen lights or turn down the heat when you're off on vacation or at work? Today, Rogers introduced Smart Home Monitoring, a new way for Vancouver and Lower Mainland residents to easily connect, protect and manage what's happening at home from anywhere, at any time using their mobile, tablet or computer.

With Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, customers can choose from three different packages based on their needs and their budget.  Unlike conventional security platforms, the system can connect to night vision cameras, lighting, door locks, appliances, thermostats, door and window sensors, and monitor for intruders, motion detection, water leaks, carbon monoxide, smoke and fire. All features can be customized and easily controlled through a mobile app. 

The Rogers Central Monitoring Station monitors 24/7 for emergency conditions with local police, fire and ambulance dispatch, and real time text and email alerts are sent to a customer's mobile, tablet or computer so they know when the kids or dog walker come and go or if someone's burning toast in the kitchen.

"For most people, their home and what's in it are their most valuable possessions and they want more than just a security system to protect it," said Ian Pattinson, Vice-President, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring. "Our Smart Home Monitoring system is a connected solution that gives customers peace of mind to know their home is safe and lets them interact with their home while they're at work, on vacation or out shopping for the day."  

A recent national survey found that more than 65 percent of British Columbians want to live in a connected home, nearly 5 per cent above the national average. A whopping 79 per cent agreed it would make their life easier.

After launching in Ontario in 2011, Smart Home Monitoring expanded into Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick and Newfoundland in 2013.

"Our customers love their Smart Home Monitoring systems.  We hear stories every day about how it's changed their lives so we're excited to bring this innovation to our customers in Vancouver," said Pattinson.

Rogers wireless Share Everything™ plan customers who sign up for Smart Home Monitoring will instantly receive a discount on their Smart Home Monitoring service. 

The new Smart Home Monitoring service will be unveiled at the BC Home and Garden Show tomorrow, February 18th. Residents in the Greater Vancouver area will then be able to book a FREE in-home demo and assessment by visiting www.rogers.com/smarthome.

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. 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).  For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information: Andrew Garas, Rogers Communications Inc., andrew.garas@rci.rogers.com, 647-242-7924

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