Home security has been a huge concern of mine for the last several months. It was always a concern, however this year break-ins in our area have been on the rise. When I was asked to get a demo of the AT&T Digital Life system I was happy to check it out since was in the market for a new system for my own home. I took a brief road trip to the home of an AT&T employee whose home is protected by Digital Life and setup as a demo of the system. First of all I was stunned by the house. Although it is not too far from where I live, once I was there I felt like I had taken a road trip to upper Wisconsin to a vacation home. The house was built in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was beautiful. Pictured below is a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is not the home that I visited, but it is very similar in design. And the surrounding area is pretty close as well.
Being a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home means there are lots and lots of windows and high ceilings. Protecting such a home with this many windows can be difficult. Luckily Digital Life includes many components to cover just about everything that you need to protect in your home. I mean sure, you can put sensors on the windows and doors to detect if someone opens them, but what if someone simply breaks the window? AT&T Digital Life has a solution to that. The glass break sensor (pictured below) resembles a smoke detector. It can detect glass breaking in the room and triggers the alarm. I found this to be the most unique feature of this system. That is great extra protection.
The glass break sensor can be mounted on the ceiling in any room where you want to detect windows breaking. Other sensors available include standard window and door sensors, security cameras, smoke detectors, and more.
The main control box can be stashed in a closet, laundry room, basement, or somewhere else out of sight. It is the receiver that keeps your system communicating with the monitoring station, even if the power goes out.
In addition to security AT&T Digital Life can allow you to automate some aspects of your home including lights, the thermostat, and door locks. You can use your mobile device to turn things off and on even when not at home.
There are several packages and options available to fit your household needs. Packages range from $29.99 to $49.99 per month. And depending on what you choose equipment can cost $149.00 – $349.99. However, right now AT&T has a special. You can get $100 off and free standard installation.
Visit the AT&T Digital Life Website to learn more.
Disclosure: No compensation or product was received for this post. All opinions are my own.