Suddenlink launches into home automation services

Suddenlink is getting into the home automation business, launching a new service that lets customers remotely arm and disarm their security systems, monitor live streamed video of their domiciles, and remotely control things like lights and thermostats for as little as $30 a month, depending on promotions and bundling.

Headquartered in St. Louis, and the ninth largest cable/broadband supplier in the U.S. with nearly 5.7 million customers, Suddenlink already offers home security services.

Suddenlink Connected Home customers will be able to control the system, which is "CSAA Five Diamond Certified," using iOS and Android devices. Connected Home can also monitor a wide range of sensors--from carbon monoxide to garage door to flood detection.

"Our customers say they are very interested in these new options and with Connected Home we're making sure we can meet their needs now and in the future," said Suddenlink chief marketing officer Jerry Dow, in a statement.

Suddenlink is entering a market that is growing more competitive for pay-TV operators with the emergence of less expensive, do-it-yourself retail alternatives.

For more:
- read this Suddenlink press release
- read this Multichannel News story

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