Bell Aliant now securing homes in Atlantic Canada

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—Bell Aliant, a telecommunications company based here, has made its NextGen Home Security system available in Atlantic Canada, according to a company news release.

Both Bell Aliant and Rogers Communications, a Canadian cable company, announced earlier this year that they planned to bring professionally installed and monitored home security/home automation to Atlantic Canada in 2013.

This week, Bell Aliant announced that NextGen Home Security is available in that region. It said the service is being rolled out first in Halifax, Sydney, St John’s, Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton and Charlottetown—cities spread throughout the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The company plans to soon expand availability to other communities across Atlantic Canada.

“This is not your parents' security system,” Dan McKeen, senior vice president of customer solutions, Bell Aliant, said in a prepared statement. “It's so much more, with built in peace of mind plus digital features that put you in the driver's seat so you can manage your whole home even when you can't be there."

NextGen Home Security allows customers to receive texts when someone enters the home and then view a video of the person walking through the door. They can also remotely arm and disarm the system, lock and unlock doors and check on their home from a mobile device, the news release noted.

In addition to Rogers’ plan to bring home security services to Atlantic Canada, that cableco also recently announced an expansion of such services in its Ontario footprint.