Telstra, Thursday unveiled plans to launch the Telstra Smart Home platform later this year. The platform will encompase smart security, automation and energy, connecting a range of devices through one simple app. It is currently being prepared for trial and should be available in market later in 2016, said Telstra.
John Chambers, Executive Director Home and Premium Services, said “Many people are already using some smart home appliances and this will continue to increase, with the average Australian household expected to have 29 connected devices by 2020."
To bring it all together, Telstra said that it has been working with Icontrol Networks, a leading global smart home solutions provider to build a simple, flexible platform that will work across multiple devices and operating systems to deliver a single solution for the home.
The Telstra Smart Home platform is designed to integrate devices from different suppliers, supporting a range of new products, technologies and applications controlled from a desktop, smartphone or tablet application. The ‘Watch and Monitor’ option will give customers peace of mind by allowing them to keep an eye on things when they are away from home with motion sensors and a camera that can be set up to send instant alerts to their device. The ‘Automation and Energy’ option comes with smart power plugs and motion sensors, helping customers set up tailored energy solutions for their home.