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TELUS debuts connected security and smart home solutions for homes and small businesses

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELUS has launched TELUS SmartHome Security and TELUS Secure Business, marking its entrance to the smart home and business security market. The company's recent acquisition of AlarmForce customers in Western Canada helped to provide the foundation for the two new offerings, which have replaced the AlarmForce brand in Western Canada. Both TELUS SmartHome Security and TELUS Secure Business are available now in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.

"TELUS has a long history of delivering innovative technologies to both consumers and businesses and we are proud to now offer security and automation solutions to help protect what matters most and streamline control of connected devices," said Jason Macdonnell, Senior Vice-president, TELUS Smart Security. "Powered by our award-winning networks and entirely controlled from a smartphone app, TELUS' security solutions provide integrated, flexible systems to make our customers feel safe, empowered and in control."

Both TELUS SmartHome Security and TELUS Secure Business are fully-managed through one easy-to-use smartphone app, which provides a system dashboard for quick access to alerts, status updates and controls for automated devices. The app also allows for 24/7 two-way voice monitoring, instantly connecting your smartphone to the monitoring service when an alarm is triggered.

TELUS SmartHome Security provides cutting-edge security and automation technology for residential customers. A highly customizable solution, customers can tailor TELUS SmartHome Security with a selection of indoor and outdoor cameras, smart locks, connected lighting, doorbell cameras, window and door sensors, smart thermostats, garage door controllers, and smoke, flood and carbon monoxide detectors. Users are also able to interact with their system via voice assistants like Google Home or Amazon Alexa and create custom "scenes" that run multiple commands at once. For example, a "goodnight" scene could instruct the system to lower the heat on the thermostat, turn off the lights, lock the doors and arm the security panel - all from a simple voice command.

TELUS Secure Business offers security solutions that help small businesses run safely and smoothly, through a powerful suite of integrated smart automation, intrusion monitoring and video surveillance solutions. TELUS Secure Business leverages the same 24/7 professional monitoring and guard response service as TELUS SmartHome Security, augmenting it with powerful policy and control capabilities that allow business owners and managers to operate more efficiently and better manage risk. For example, a restaurant owner can be notified when a fridge or freezer is left open to prevent food spoilage, or a retail manager can ensure their stores opened on time and can see who opened them.

Customers who have both TELUS Mobility and other TELUS home solutions products could pay as little as $25 per month on a three-year term for their SmartHome Security. The potential savings customers could see on their home insurance premiums and energy bills can help to significantly offset the monthly cost. TELUS Secure Business plans start at just $35 per month on a fixed term when bundled with small business wireless and wireline services.

Full pricing and product details can be found at TELUS.com/home-security and TELUS.com/securebusiness.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T, NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13.6 billion of annual revenue and 13.1 million subscriber connections, including 8.9 million wireless subscribers, 1.8 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, video and home and business security. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $525 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 8.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 13 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $67 million in support of 6,283 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

Media Contact

Doug Self - TELUS Media Relations
douglas.self@telus.com
403-616-8741

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