Telstra launches smart home-as-a-service

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Telstra launches smart home-as-a-service

Telstra has launched its internet of things product for consumers with a range of devices for the connected home.

The Telstra Smart Home range includes devices such as motion sensors, cameras, lightbulbs, a thermostat, smart power plugs and smart door locks.

Telstra partnered with US vendor Icontrol Networks in June to integrate its enterprise smart home control platform into Telstra's Smart Home range. Devices come from a range of vendors like Lockwood and Sengled, as well as white-labelled products.

There are two starter kits available which are sold on a subscription basis. The Automation and Energy pack comes with two smart power plugs, two door or window sensors and a wide beam motion sensor. The Watch and Monitor pack comes with two door or window sensors and an indoor wi-fi motion sensor camera.

Both packs start at $25 per month. They also include the Smart Home Hub, Telstra's product for controlling connected devices throughout the home with a smartphone app over wi-fi.

Individual products can also be purchased online or from a Telstra store.

Telstra executive director of home and premium service John Chambers said more products would be available from early next year.

“With the explosion in connected devices being used in Australia, the smart home market is predicted to be worth more than $1 billion annually in Australia in the next five years,” he said.

“With the strength of the Telstra mobile network and our service and support teams, Telstra is best placed to help lead this digital revolution and bring Australians the home of the future.”

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