AT&T to Integrate Connected Home, Car Services

The integration allows consumers to control their homes from a dashboard in their vehicles.

DALLAS – AT&T plans to integrate its “Digital Life” home security and automation service with its “Drive” connected car service to allow users to control their homes from a dashboard in their vehicles.

When the two services link up, a “Drive” vehicle will be able to control air conditioners, alarm sensors on windows, door locks, security cameras, sensors that detect leaks from water pipes, stereo systems and more, Reuters reports.

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“Once you’ve told your home when the car is within 20 feet of the house to please open the garage door, put the lights on, turn the alarm off, move the thermostat up, you can have those inanimate objects, the home and your car, really taking care of you,” AT&T Mobility Chief Executive Glenn Lurie told Reuters.

Consumers can pay for the new service through AT&T’s Mobile Share Value plan. A user can either add $10 to the monthly phone bill to share data across multiple connected devices such as wearables and cars, or can opt for plans provided by their car manufacturer.

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