It’s early on a Monday morning and I am trying to get my two boys fed, dressed, and out the door to the doctor – which is kind of like herding cats. In the rush of eating breakfast, putting on shoes, and brushing teeth, I am focused on one thing: getting out of the house on time. We hustle out the door, load up into car seats, and we’re finally on the road, when it hits me…
Did I remember to lock the door?
This little question will nag at me until I finally give up, turn the car around, and go back to check the door – virtually guaranteeing that I will be late for our appointment.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could handle things like this from your phone?
You guys? You totally can. At least, you can if you have AT&T Digital Life.
AT&T Digital Life combines home security, energy efficiency, and household management. It’s really a digital life management system, designed to protect your home and your family, and make your life easier. It’s a great option for busy families on the go – or moms like me who like to have that extra peace of mind.
How does Digital Life work? Well, its hard to contain all that it does into one blog post, but let me give you some highlights. Remember my scenario above, where I wasn’t sure if I locked the door? With Digital Life, all I would have to do is pull out my smartphone and open up the Digital Life app. I could see there if my door was locked, and if it wasn’t, I could lock it from my phone. Isn’t that amazing?
Digital Life functions as a home security system, but it goes far beyond the basics of home security.
Do you have a child that gets home from school before you’re home from work? Assign that child their own security code, and Digital Life will send you a text or an email when that code is used to unlock your door. You can know your child arrived home safely without having to rely on that child to call or text you. Want to know if your garage door opens in the middle of the day? Digital Life will can send you an alert. Want to see what’s going on in your home when you aren’t there? Digital Life allows you the option of placing small cameras both inside and outside your home. Want to make sure the lights in your home go on or off at a particular time? Digital Life can do that, too. The possibilities are really limitless.
I know this all sounds incredibly high-tech and futuristic, but one of the best parts of Digital Life is how easy it is to use. The desktop interface and the smartphone app are both incredibly user-friendly; if you can search the internet, you can navigate AT&T Digital Life.
I know you’re probably thinking that a system this intuitive and customizable must be incredibly expensive; I know that was my assumption. However, security plans start at just $29.99 a month, and then from there you can add on automation packages based on your needs. That way you’re never paying for a service that you don’t use.
I had the opportunity to see the system in action when I visited a local home equipped with Digital Life. Trust me when I say you really need to see this system in action. I could talk and talk about all that AT&T Digital Life offers, but the best way to experience it is to head to your local AT&T store and see it in action. Digital Life is available in 52 cities across the U.S., including right here in Indianapolis. That number is growing all the time, so be sure to check online to see if this service is available to you. Because if you’re like me, you have some precious investments you think are worth protecting.
AT&T and I are so excited about Digital Life and all that it can do that we’ve teamed up to offer you an awesome giveaway. No, it’s not a Digital Life system, but it’s something almost as cool: a Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker. I’ve written about these speakers before; they are amazing and you can find them at your local AT&T store. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 11:59 EDT, so enter today and be sure to share it with your friends. And don’t forget to stop by your local AT&T store for more information about Digital Life, and all the best technology gifts for the holidays.
AT&T provided the Jawbone Jambox speaker for the giveaway. However, opinions expressed in this post are my own.