I’m growing more paranoid as I grow older – did I leave the stove on, did I leave my bedroom window open, is the call coming from inside the house – so I can easily understand the appeal of something like the Ooma Home Monitoring System, which should give users a serious peace of mind.

The Ooma Home Monitoring System is comprised of four distinct features. Remote 911 allows you to trigger a 911 call from your home even when you’re not there. This allows you to be connected to your local dispatch center regardless of where you are, who will also receive your home address because the call is technically coming from your home.

The motion sensor is a must when protecting your home from intruders, and when compared to leading competitors, Ooma offers three times the area coverage and four times the battery life. The sensor can be installed in any 90-degree corner in the house.

The door and window sensor will let you know whenever a door or window is opened while you’re away. Unless your cat pulled a velociraptor and learned how to open doors, that should be an immediate red flag that something is wrong.

Finally, the water sensor will let you know if a room gets flooded, presumably by a washing machine or water heater on the fritz. As someone who’s lived in flood territory, I understand how quickly water can damage structures, so an immediate notification could potentially save you a lot of money.

When any of these sensors are triggered, you’re given the option to dial 911 if the situation is an emergency.

Check out the full press release below.

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Ooma expands award-winning smart home phone service to provide real-time home monitoring alerts and the ability to call 911 remotely from your home phone number when you’re not at home.

Jan. 24, 2016 — Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA), a smart communications platform for small businesses and consumers, has introduced Ooma Home Monitoring, a comprehensive do-it-yourself home monitoring solution that alerts users of events within their homes. Designed to work with the Ooma smart home phone service – the Ooma Telo – the system includes motion, water, door and window sensors in addition to the unique ability to remotely place a local 911 call from the home, thus providing all-encompassing protection and peace of mind for consumers.

“Ooma’s unique hybrid cloud platform is ideally suited to enable new innovative services including our new Home Monitoring service,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Ooma Home Monitoring joins our recently announced Ooma Internet Security as two new Ooma-branded smart home services offered to our large base of Ooma Telo customers. Integrating Ooma Home Monitoring with Remote 911 gives our customers even greater security and convenience.”

Consumers can manage the system and monitor the status of each sensor via the Ooma Home Monitoring Mobile App on their iOS or Android mobile device. Users can select from a variety of real-time notifications including a phone call, SMS, email alerts and app notifications. The Ooma Telo device can also deliver voice announcements when a sensor is triggered or when “home” or “away” mode is changed. Ooma Home Monitoring is the only solution to provide the option to remotely dial 911 from your home phone number, even when you’re away, and speak with your home’s local emergency dispatcher, who will automatically receive your home address information to facilitate the fastest response time possible.

Ooma Home Monitoring supports up to 100 connected sensors using the latest version of the Ooma Telo. Sensors work wirelessly using the same DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology used by hundreds of millions of cordless handsets worldwide and are easily installed. This eliminates the need for professional installers, and gives home owners and renters a simple and affordable home monitoring system.

Pricing and Availability

All Ooma customers will receive the Ooma Home Monitoring service free for the first sensor (door/window, motion or water). For each additional sensor thereafter, Ooma Basic service customers can subscribe to Ooma Home Monitoring for $5.99 per month, while Premier service customers can use the service at no additional cost as a part of their Premier service plan. The water sensor retails for $29.99 MSRP, the motion sensor for $34.99 MSRP, and the door and window sensor for $24.99 MSRP. Ooma Home Monitoring will be available in Q1 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com starting today.

Ooma is demonstrating its new Home Monitoring system at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 5-8, at booth #40742 in the Sands Convention Center. For more information, visit www.ooma.com.

About Ooma, Inc.

Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony, internet security, home monitoring and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available from leading retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Walmart.


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