Home Monitoring from Bell now available at Future Shop nationwide



    Next generation security system operates on the Bell digital wireless
    network

    TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced that its
Home Monitoring system is now available at Future Shop's 127 retail stores
across Canada and online at futureshop.ca. Leveraging Bell's national digital
wireless network, Home Monitoring offers consumers an easy-to-use and fully
customizable home monitoring and security solution, right out of the box.
    "Home Monitoring from Bell is a powerful home security service that's
ready to go as soon as a consumer takes it home - and it's now widely
available through Canada's largest consumer electronics retailer," said
Jeff Crews, Vice President and General Manager, Bell Monitoring Services.
"Future Shop has been a great channel partner for Bell across multiple product
lines, and we're delighted to extend our relationship to offer consumers
access to an affordable and customizable home monitoring system."
    Home Monitoring is simple to install and easy to use. From a personal,
secure website, clients can customize their service by deciding what they want
to be alerted about, and who should receive alerts and how - whether by phone,
e-mail or text message. In addition to self-monitoring, clients can also opt
for round-the-clock monitoring by dedicated professionals.

    
    Home Monitoring from Bell offers a broad range of capabilities, including:

    - Be alerted to unexpected entry: Clients can choose to receive alerts or
      have alerts sent to designated contacts, such as family, friends or
      neighbours. Or they can elect to have the Bell Professional Monitoring
      centre monitor their home on their behalf.

    - Avoid hazards and costly damage from events such as flooding or fire:
      With home safety devices such as water and smoke detectors, clients
      will quickly be alerted to potential hazards at home.

    - Remotely monitor a cottage or rental property: Clients can use remote
      management capabilities to know when a second property is vacant or
      occupied, to arm and disarm the system, or be alerted about issues that
      need attention.

    - Video monitoring: Home Monitoring has optional video capability that
      allows clients to access a live video stream from their personal Web
      site or have images pushed to them by e-mail when an alert occurs.

    - Know when the kids are home from school: Clients can receive an alert
      at work to let them know when their children turn the system off using
      a personal PIN.
    

    The Home Monitoring Starter Kit retails for $199.99 and includes a base
unit, two door/window sensors, a motion detector and a remote keypad. A wide
variety of optional equipment is available, including video cameras, key fobs,
additional motion detectors and sensors, water and smoke detectors.
    Monthly service charges vary based on the level of monitoring chosen:
Home Monitoring starts at $19.95 per month, professional monitoring services
are an additional $5 per month, and video monitoring is $7.95 per month.
    For more information, please visit www.bellhomemonitoring.ca.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.




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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jeff
Meerman, Bell Media Relations, 1-877-410-4221, jeff.meerman@bell.ca


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