BT & Intamac Complete Homesafe Pilot

Companies announce innovative way in which home owners can protect their property via broadband

November 9, 2007

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In Q4 2006 over half (50 per cent) of all UK adults lived in households with a broadband internet connection, according to Ofcom statistics - up from 39 per cent a year before and seven times the2002 penetration level.

BT, one of the UK's leading suppliers of Broadband, has been working with Northampton-based internet monitoring and control specialist Intamac Systems to show the wider benefits of broadband. Together they have been developing and piloting a revolutionary new IP security system with CCTV capability that customers can install in their homes. Called BT Homesafe, it provides people and their property with new levels of protection using broadband connectivity and at much lower cost than with conventional alarm systems.

Using Intamac technology, the BT Homesafe system can be managed over the internet and is able to send personal alerts by text, email and phone messages when activated. Through the easy-to-use secure Web portal homeowners can programme their system remotely, and set the system to provide new levels of safety with automated alerts when their children are safely home from school or to help elderly relatives in their own homes.

Accessories can monitor for fire, power failure and flooding and the system has a CCTV option which allows individuals to view their property from anywhere in the world with low cost IP cameras that store pictures online and pass pictures to mobile phones.

50-person pilot
The BT Homesafe system has been piloted amongst 1500 individuals nationwide.
The pilot was also extended to cover 1500 homes in the UK and is now on offer from Intamac at £219.99

Kevin Meagher, CEO of Intamac Systems comments, "This initiative with BT has enabled us to pilot the world's first self installed IP-based alarm monitoring system. It's a revolutionary new approach and the trial has been very successful in helping us to refine the product and service. Extending pilot will show the practical value of the new technology in protecting people and their property at price points that were not possible in the past. We believe this technology will become standard in all homes."

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

Intamac Systems Ltd.

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