O2 Launches UK's First Smart Home Service

O2 UK has launched a new subscription based service which lets people control their heating, lighting, locks and more from their mobile. The O2 Home is packaged with contracts starting from £20 per month helping spread the cost over 24 months.

O2 Home, available from this week in the London area and the Operator plans to roll out to the rest of the country in the near future. O2 home is a smart technology for everyone, not just the tech-savvy, said O2.

Available in three customizable packages, customers taking O2 Home can choose from a range of smart technology, each piece working seamlessly with O2’s Smart Hub and phone app. Options include open and close sensors, which send an alert when a door or window is opened, as well as a range of cameras and presence sensors to give additional peace of mind while away from home.

O2 Home customers can also opt for a smart thermostat which uses their phone’s GPS to automatically heat the house as they return home, as well as giving them complete control of their heating from wherever they are.

O2 Home technology is also fitted professionally for free by O2 Home installers, meaning no complicated self-installations, and O2 will conduct an annual health check on all the equipment. Finally, they will also visit customers’ homes for free to fix anything which can’t be resolved remotely by O2’s UK based customer service team

Nina Bibby, Marketing and Consumer Director at O2
O2 Home is all about connecting our customers to the people and things that matter. Keeping your home up to date with technology shouldn’t be complicated – so we’ve brought together connectivity and smart technology in a simple package to give customers peace of mind wherever they are.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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