A T-Mobile home security package featuring Nest home security equipment will soon go on sale, giving T-Mobile a path into the rapidly evolving home security market. T-Mobile joins a host of other communications service providers who now offer some form of home security, including AT&T and Comcast, among others, large and small.
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In a press release announcing T-Mobile’s entry into the market with T-Mobile Nest security pack, the company said that the service would be priced at $240 down and $10 per month on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan. T-Mobile’s Nest plan includes cellular backup and Nest Aware service for $10 (after $5 bill credit).
The Nest platform primarily relies on a subscribers home Internet service for connectivity. Nest is owned by Google, who purchased the IoT focused company in 2014 for $3.2 billion.
The security pack includes the Nest Secure alarm system, with a Nest Guard base with keypad, motion detector, alarm and cellular backup service, two Nest Detect motion and open/close sensors, two Nest Tag key fobs, and a Nest Cam Indoor security camera with Nest Aware service, providing intelligent alerts and 10 days of continuous video recording.
T-Mobile is the exclusive cellular backup connectivity provider for Nest Secure, the company noted.
“At Nest, we believe that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to feeling safe,” said Tom vonReichbauer, Nest chief business officer, in a prepared statement. “So we designed Nest Secure to be modular and remain on guard to give people the confidence and peace of mind that it will always be working, even if there’s a power or Wi-Fi outage. With its reliable and continuously expanding LTE footprint, T-Mobile provides that critical cellular backup connection.”
T-Mobile has doubled its LTE footprint since 2015, currently covering 316 million people with plans to cover 321 million by year’s end.
The company will formerly start offering the home security service Friday at its stores nationwide.