May 21, 2009 - SecurTek along with its partner Home Automated Living, today announced the launch of the SecurTek Home Manager service - a centralized, whole-home automation system that is the first of its kind in Canada.
May 21, 2009 - SecurTek along with its partner Home Automated Living, today announced the launch of the SecurTek Home Manager service - a centralized, whole -home automation system that is the first of its kind in Canada.
SecurTek Home Manager is a voice command home automation system that allows customers to automate their home's environmental, power and entertainment systems. A monitored SecurTek security system is integrated into SecurTek Home Manager. Unlike other home automation systems, SecurTek installs and manages the system so customers do not require extensive technical knowledge.
"We are very pleased to provide this innovative service to SecurTek customers across Canada," Minister of Crown Corporations, Ken Cheveldayoff said. "SecurTek Home Manager is an eco -friendly system that can help customers save money while conserving energy."
"Home Automated Living is proud to be a SecurTek partner," said Tim Shriver, President. "As an innovative company with extensive knowledge and experience in the monitoring industry, SecurTek is uniquely qualified to launch a home automation system like the one we've developed."
"We're looking forward to introducing SecurTek Home Manager to the Canadian marketplace," said SecurTek President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Rogers. "Home Automated Living is a leader in the home automation industry and we're confident that homeowners across the country will be very excited about incorporating this amazing technology into their lives."
Customers can control many home systems with SecurTek Home Manager, including their security system, heating, cooling, irrigation, entertainment systems, lighting and even their personal computer. They can communicate with the system in a number of ways, including by phone, PDA (personal wireless device), microphone system and the internet. The system allows customers to save energy by turning off lights, TVs and other devices, and by turning down the furnace or air conditioner when no one is home.
SecurTek Home Manager will be available in markets currently served by SecurTek and its network of dealers. SecurTek operates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
SecurTek, a wholly owned subsidiary of SaskTel, provides commercial and residential security monitoring services to customers in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, and selectively in Ontario and Nova Scotia, from their state -of -the -art fully redundant monitoring centres in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba. SecurTek partners with 96 independently owned firms including retail, wholesale, and servicing dealers who provide security sales and service expertise to their customers. Operating a security monitoring centre leverages SaskTel's call centre, network management and process expertise to provide value added services. The web site for SecurTek is www.securtek.com. The web site for SaskTel is www.sasktel.com.
About Home Automated Living
HAL software and hardware products give users the ability to control all the systems in the home including lights, appliances, climate, home audio/video, security, and telephone from any web browser or touch screen on the home network or via the Internet from anywhere in the world. Additionally, HAL delivers a conversational, speaker -independent speech interface giving the user the option to control the home by voice using microphones or telephones from anywhere. Home Automated Living has been featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on several occasions, is the winner of numerous industry awards including the Consumer Electronics Association "Innovations Award" honoring product excellence in design and engineering and is of the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology Innovation. Products include HALbasic, HALdeluxe, HAL2000, HALpro, HALvoices, HAL Digital Music Center, HAL Digital Video Center and HAL Voice Portal. For more information on HAL products, visit the HAL website at www.AutomatedLiving.com.