“Smart Home” The Goal of Verizon FiOS
Have you ever remembered that you left the lights on after you already left the house? What if you could control the lights, air conditioning, security, and even your appliances from work or virtually anywhere? This is the goal of Verizon Wireless using their fiber optic Internet.
With a brand new control and monitoring system from Verizon Communications families can literally create a “smart home”. With the Home Monitoring and Control Service, customers have access to their appliances, thermostats, door locks, and many other things via remote control or smart phone/computer/television hooked up to Verizon FiOS. Customers also have the ability to “plot their household’s carbon footprint.” The service starts at only $9.99 per month.
Here is a video outlining the service.
“Making the smart home a reality is another way Verizon is breaking down barriers between ‘home’ and ‘away’ to support a borderless lifestyle,” Eric Bruno, Verizon’s vice president of product management, said in a statement. “In addition, we’re giving our customers the tools to live greener lives and provide valuable information essential to making decisions about their home-energy usage.”