Ooma Expands Into Smart Homes & Home Security

In a bold and significant new trajectory, Ooma who is better known for its VoIP phone offering—has just released the Ooma Home Monitoring System. Designed to work with the Ooma smart home phone service – the Ooma Telo – the system includes motion, water, door and window sensors in addition to the unique ability to remotely place a local 911 call from the home, thus providing all-encompassing protection and peace of mind for consumers.

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The system offers the following:

1. REMOTE 911 CAPABILITIES: Ooma users can remotely trigger a call to 911 from their home, using their cell phone to be conferenced into the 911 call.

2. MOTION SENSOR: Ooma’s motion sensor is estimated to have up to three times the area coverage and four times the battery life compared to leading competitors. The sensor can be mounted in any 90-degree corner in the house.

3. DOOR/WINDOW SENSOR: Worried about burglars? Ooma Home Monitoring can automatically notify you any time a door or window opens while you’re away.

4. WATER SENSOR: If a defective washing machine or water heater floods the room, Ooma users will immediately be alerted via text message or a phone call so necessary actions can take place and avoid further damage.

Consumers can manage the system and monitor the status of each sensor via the Ooma Home Monitoring Mobile App on their iOS or Android mobile device. Users can select from a variety of real-time notifications including a phone call, SMS, email alerts and app notifications. The Ooma Telo device can also deliver voice announcements when a sensor is triggered or when “home” or “away” mode is changed. Ooma Home Monitoring is the only solution to provide the option to remotely dial 911 from your home phone number, even when you’re away, and speak with your home’s local emergency dispatcher, who will automatically receive your home address information to facilitate the fastest response time possible.

Ooma Home Monitoring supports up to 100 connected sensors using the latest version of the Ooma Telo. Sensors work wirelessly using the same DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology used by hundreds of millions of cordless handsets worldwide and are easily installed. This eliminates the need for professional installers, and gives home owners and renters a simple and affordable home monitoring system.

All Ooma customers will receive the Ooma Home Monitoring service free for the first sensor (door/window, motion or water). For each additional sensor thereafter, Ooma Basic service customers can subscribe to Ooma Home Monitoring for $5.99 per month, while Premier service customers can use the service at no additional cost as a part of their Premier service plan. The water sensor retails for $29.99 MSRP, the motion sensor for $34.99 MSRP, and the door and window sensor for $24.99 MSRP. Ooma Home Monitoring will be available in Q1 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com starting today.

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