Sustainable smart home provider ecobee Inc. has launched Smart Security, a system that combines professionally monitored home security with ecobee thermostats and sensors and powered by emergency response provider RapidSOS. ecobee customers can now access 24/7 professional monitoring for enhanced home protection via the ecobee app. ecobee will continue to add new features and functionality to the professional monitoring experience in the coming months.
Previously known as Haven, ecobee Smart Security is a comprehensive home monitoring system that combines professionally monitored home security with ecobee thermostats and sensors to protect homes and families against break-ins and fires while also delivering enhanced energy savings and freeze detection. Customers that sign up for professional monitoring get another layer of protection and are eligible for select insurance discounts of up to 10 percent per month, potentially offsetting the entire monthly subscription, depending on the insurance provider.
Current ecobee thermostat customers can upgrade to a professional monitoring system by adding ecobee’s SmartSensors for doors and windows to protect entryways, starting at $79.99. For an additional layer of security, ecobee offers the SmartCamera with voice control for $99.99, which supports smoke alarm detection and an optional video verification feature, enabling monitoring centers to view footage during alarm events and accelerate dispatch.
“ecobee Smart Security is a powerful combination of hardware and software designed to protect homes and families in an easy and affordable way,” said Stuart Lombard, founder and CEO of ecobee. “Millions of families already trust ecobee to deliver energy savings and comfort in their homes. Now, with ecobee Smart Security and professional monitoring, powered by RapidSOS, we’re able to further transform ecobee products into powerful security solutions capable of transmitting critical data directly to local 911 agencies in an emergency to dispatch local emergency services.”
ecobee professional monitoring is powered by RapidSOS, which shares emergency intelligence data, including entry and exit, motion, video and audio clips, from ecobee devices to increase the amount of information first responders can obtain during a call. Digitally routing this information to telecommunicators empowers faster, more effective emergency response and provides first responders with critical information.
“At RapidSOS, we’re united in our commitment to empower safer, stronger communities with intelligent, data-driven emergency response worldwide,” said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. “With RapidSOS Monitoring, ecobee is providing customers with an added layer of safety and security and supporting our heroic first responders in saving millions of lives annually. We’re proud to partner with ecobee and connect the power of their smart home technology with 911 through our platform.”
For more information, visit ecobee.com.