Jan 3, 2019

Consolidated Communications Partners with SimpliSafe to Deliver Wireless Security Service to Customers

MATTOON, Ill., Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it is partnering with SimpliSafe, the nation's fastest growing home security company, to bring award-winning security services to residential and small business customers across its service area.

“We’re delighted to be working with SimpliSafe to deliver a peace-of-mind factor to our customers,” said Rob Koester, vice president of product management, consumer services at Consolidated Communications. “Small businesses now have the ability to lock up at night after a hard days’ work without worry and consumers now can rest more easily knowing their homes are protected.”

SimpliSafe offers professional-grade monitored home security with no long-term contracts and at radically fair prices. Their easy-to-use system is designed to blanket homes with layers of protection using a wide array of sensors, including panic buttons, glass-break sensors and outdoor sirens. SimpliSafe's 24x7 professional monitoring protects against intrusion, fires, floods, freezing temperatures and medical emergencies. It uses a built-in 802.11n 2.4GHz wifi connection and a cellular connection in parallel, ensuring redundant access to authorities and potentially benefiting customers in rural areas where mobile cellular service may be inconsistent. In the event of a power outage, a backup battery engages, so the system remains alert.

This comprehensive security is paired with advanced smart home controls. Customers can arm and disarm their alarm system remotely from any mobile device, including an Apple Watch®, and SimpliSafe can be configured to deliver mobile text alerts and notifications.

To learn more, customers can visit https://simplisafe.com/consolidated.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 23-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning 38,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

About SimpliSafe: 
Founded in 2006 by Chad Laurans, SimpliSafe systems are wireless, easy to self-install and require no long-term contract. Redesigned to be half the size with double the range, the new sleek systems, along with the SimpliCam, have everything you need to assure your home or small business is properly protected. Check out SimpliSafe today and see why CNET named it the winner of their Editor’s Choice Award!

Media Contact: 
Kate Rankin, Consolidated Communications
207.535.4122, kate.rankin@consolidated.com