Regional fiber provider Lumos is providing subscribers in the southeast with customized smart home security systems.
The service provider is partnering with automation and security company CPI Security to provide the services, which can include multiple video streams and Wi-Fi-enabled smart security devices, as well as non-security needs, when deployed over a fiber connection, the partners said. The offer will be available in areas served by both companies.
For a period of time not specified in the press release, customers of either company will get a $100 gift card when they sign up. New customers to both CPI Security and Lumos will get a $200 gift card.
“Homes with Lumos’ fiber service, particularly a gigabit connection, will have more than enough bandwidth to support CPI’s cameras, locks, and monitors, while also allowing residents to seamlessly work from home, stream online classes in high definition, take advantage of advancements in telemedicine, and more,” Lumos CEO Brian Stading said in a press release.
Lumos serves more than 225,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina and Virginia.
Home security services always have been attractive to service providers, who already have a digital gateway into homes and businesses. That attraction is growing as video surveillance makes it possible for a home or business owner to see what is happening, even from a remote location. That attractive capability is helping the category grow overall.
There is no shortage of vendors in the market. In June 2022, Strategy Analytics said that the top five providers of security cameras were Right, Arlo, Wyze, Google’s Nest, and Alarm.com. The companies cumulatively shipped more than 14 million cameras.
The report said that 2021 was a good year for the sector because inexpensive entry-level cameras entered the market, and COVID-19 installation restrictions eased in the U.S.
The previous month, Verizon offered the SimpliSafe home security system free to new customers of its 5G Home and Fios services. The offer included one month of free professional monitoring.