Telstra has officially launched its range of smart devices for consumers to enter the world of smart home automation and management.
Dubbed ‘Telstra Smart Home’ and available from today online or from select Telstra stores, the products are available through two starter kits, called ‘Watch and Monitor’ and ‘Automation and Energy’.
Telstra first announced its entry into the smart home market last June, and the release of these products come just in time for the Christmas retail period.
Costing $25 per month over a 24-month contract, two base packages allow consumers to add smart security or energy management to their homes.
The Watch and Monitor starter kit consists of two door/window motion sensors, an indoor Wi-Fi camera with motion sensor, and a smart home hub.
The Automation and Energy starter kit also consists of two door/window motion sensors, one wide beam motion sensor for large rooms, two smart power plugs and a smart home hub.
Once customers select their starter kit, they can customise their ecosystem and purchase more products, from cameras, to smart light bulbs, thermostats, smart locks, and motion sensors.
Depending on the price, these additional units will either incur a one-off fee, or will be paid for in equal instalments during the term of the contract.
Along with the range of new hardware is a Telstra Smart Home smartphone app (iOS and Android) and a web portal, to manage your devices.
The app will allow customers to remotely control their smart devices, check on the status of their devices, and will allow them to create automation routines and accompanying notifications.
According to Telstra, customers must possess a home broadband connection and Wi-Fi connectivity in their home for the smart home products to function correctly.
Today's announcement marks just the beginning of Telstra's foray into smart home services.
In a blog post, Telstra’s executive director of home and premium services John Chambers said that customers "can expect more devices to be added to Telstra Smart Home early next year.”