REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management solutions, and Bell Aliant, one of North America’s largest regional communications providers, are partnering to bring a new home security and automation system to Atlantic Canadians. Bell Aliant’s NextGen Home Security™ is said to be an Internet-based smart home system that delivers home security with next-generation home automation capabilities.

“Our advanced broadband network allows us to innovate and deliver new services like home security and automation to meet our customers’ digital lifestyle,” said Dan McKeen, senior vice-president, customer solutions for Bell Aliant. “With iControl Networks’ award-winning solution we are making the digital home a reality, while also providing greater peace-of-mind for our customers.”

According to the companies, NextGen Home Security is designed to offer a comprehensive smart home solution that will allow consumers to manage their homes with the touch of a button from anywhere, at anytime. Security sensors and video, as well as HVAC, lighting, and other appliances, are linked together in an intelligent smart home network. The system’s functionality will enable homeowners to automate and control these security and energy management features from wherever they may be via smartphones, PCs, tablets, and other mobile devices.

“This partnership marks a significant milestone in our continued expansion outside of the United States,” said Bob Hagerty, CEO of iControl Networks. “Bell Aliant has the robust reach and credibility to bring the next generation of home management to consumers in Atlantic Canada.”

Bell Aliant’s NextGen Home Security will be available in the spring. For more information, visit

Publication date: 2/18/2013