InstallerNet Selected as Preferred Professional Installation Provider for Verizon`s Home Monitoring and Control Service
InstallerNet Selected as Preferred Professional Installation Provider for Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control Service
(CES www.CESweb.org), InstallerNet (www.installernet.com) has been selected by Verizon as the professional installer of choice for consumers subscribing to Verizon’s just-launched Home Monitoring and Control service. Verizon is giving new customers the option of installing the monitoring and control equipment, such as electronic door locks, on their own or having a professional do it for them. Through InstallerNet’s InstallCard program, Verizon customers will have the opportunity to go online and pick a professionally trained and certified installer in their area and schedule an installation.
“InstallerNet has carefully selected, trained and certified the best installers in its network ensuring delivery of customer expectations and satisfaction of the Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service,” ensures InstallerNet CEO, Tony Frangiosa.
Verizon’s Smart Home Monitoring and Control Service
With Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control service, subscribers will no longer have to leave keys under flower pots or doormats for out-of-town visitors, wonder what their children are doing at home while they're out, or stumble into an object while walking into an unlit home at night. The service creates a smart home for customers by putting technology in their hands, freeing them to access and control their homes from anywhere.
The innovative service enables customers to remotely access, control and monitor doors, thermostat controls and appliances, as well as view home-energy use in near real-time – all via a smart phone, PC, FiOS TV and, eventually, a connected tablet.
"Making the smart home a reality is another way Verizon is breaking down barriers between 'home' and 'away' to support a borderless lifestyle," said Eric Bruno, vice president of product management for Verizon. "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."
A Smart Energy Ecosystem
Whether consumers are budget- or environmentally-conscious, or both, the benefits of having an intelligent home that provides convenient access to accurate information on home-energy consumption is an important first step to smart decision-making. Thanks to a connected energy reader, Verizon’s new service lets customers view their energy usage in near real-time and study energy consumption over periods of time.
The Connected Home Delivered
Verizon first unveiled the automated home service earlier this year at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, where the new service was a finalist for CNET Magazine's Best of CES Award. For more information about the service, visit: http://shop.verizon.com/monitoringcontrol.
The service is offered for only $9.99 per month, while equipment packages begin at a one-time price of $69.99. A variety of connected devices allow customers to customize to their individual needs while gaining savings over the retail prices. Do-it-yourself customers are provided tutorials and information, while customers who prefer to have equipment professionally installed are referred to local installers via InstallerNet.
The first package, a home monitoring kit, enables customers to remotely turn on and off lights, plus peer through networked cameras. The second package, an energy control kit, features energy-monitoring gadgets like the Trane Z wave-enabled thermostat control; special adapters that control appliances; plus a sensor placed on the circuit box to measure electricity use throughout the house. The third package, the home monitoring and control kit, offers both home- and energy-monitoring equipment. There are additional devices like Schlage to allow remote locking and unlocking of doors; advanced cameras that can pan and tilt or be installed outdoors; plus window and door sensors to pair with light modules that allow the lights to turn on when the door is opened. These and numerous other devices can be added to any of the packages, but the monthly service charge remains the same no matter what package a customer chooses or how many devices are added.
Verizon's network technology is at the core of an ecosystem of innovation. To provide the new service, Verizon is partnering with hardware providers ActionTec, Aeon Labs and SerComm, as well as Trane and Schlage, both businesses of Ingersoll Rand. Application provider Motorola Mobility/4Home developed the platform that seamlessly connects various devices in the home to the cloud.
Smart Network Technology that Can Break Down Barriers
Verizon has aggressively invested in intelligent networks: the only all-fiber-optic wired network connected to homes and businesses on a mass scale, the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G wireless networks, and one of the largest and most robust global IP backbone networks. Incubators for innovation, the company's networks provide next-generation technology and serve as the foundational elements for solutions to some of society's most urgent problems such as energy efficiency and health care. The company is the only major provider to offer ultra-high-speed symmetrical Internet service, the fastest and most reliable Internet service (150/35 megabits per second) available to consumers on a mass scale.
InstallerNet Home Control and Monitoring Program for Verizon
An InstallerNet InstallCard is shipped with every home control or monitoring kit, making it easy for consumers to schedule a professional installation with a local installer at a discounted rate. A personal installation coordinator is assigned to every customer to answer questions and to make sure the installation is completed to the customer’s satisfaction. A dedicated toll free installation hotline has been established for this program: 855-230-5269.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012)
Some of the Verizon products will be on display for installers in the InstallerNet CES exhibit booth #1134N in Las Vegas, the week of January 10th – 13th.
InstallerNet, Inc., North Andover, MA, is a leading content, technology, and services company delivering intelligent service solutions. InstallerNet helps manufacturers and service providers overcome barriers-to-entry in bringing new products to market. InstallerNet clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, represent leaders in the automobile aftermarket, consumer electronics, smart home and monitoring, energy management, large fleets and insurance telematics markets. InstallerNet delivers fully-managed quality installation services through a vast nationwide network of highly-trained and certified service providers. Similar to a gift-card, their InstallCard program allows consumers to schedule services online matching them to qualified top-rated local installers. The InstallCard is available at many retailers, etailers, and often bundled with the product direct from the manufacturer. www.InstallerNet.com www.InstallCard.com
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Stephanie Youker, 978-867-6739
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