AT&T Inc. has launched its home security and automation service in 15 cities with security cameras, thermostats and locks that users can control from phones and tablets.
Dallas-based AT&T's "Digital Life" packages will be sold in cellphone stores. Friday's announcement says the company plans to roll the offering out to 50 markets by the end of the year. The initial launch includes Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Other phone and cable companies sell security packages, but AT&T has developed its own technology and selling it nationwide -- not just where it provides local phone service. It has set up monitoring centers in Dallas and Atlanta.
The other initial commercial launch markets for AT&T Digital Life are: