ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe on Tuesday launched Econet Connected Home, an innovative solution which enables customers to monitor, control and secure their homes and properties via their mobile phones. Unveiling the new service, Econet Wireless Chief Executive Officer Douglas Mboweni said that it is the most comprehensive home security system ever devised.
ConnectedHome is part of a brand of services for the home which will eventually include home automation and independent energy systems. First it was Connected Car, now it is Connected Home and Connected Health. He said with ConnectedHome, Econet wants its customers to be able to control household appliances remotely from anywhere in the world.
“At Econet we thrive in offering solutions that help people change the way they live and engage with the world. With reports of crimes such as house and shop burglaries, it is now more important than ever to improve home security for peace of mind, improve home visibility, and take full control of one’s home from anywhere,” said Mboweni.
“You will also be able to open gates and close them using your cell phones. The system can also detect fire and water leaks that can damage or destroy your home. The Connected Home allows you to see live videos of what is going on in your home, using your cell phone from anywhere in the world. Econet plans to add automation to allow you to control devices such as your gates, doors and windows using your cell phone,” said Mboweni.
He said other conveniences brought by Econet ConnectedHome include, glass break detection, LP gas leakage detection, smoke detection, smart plugs to remotely switch ON/OFF appliances from a mobile application and rapid response in the event of any form of detected or attempted intrusion.
“The use of a mobile application alongside the service brings a lot of flexibility to customers as they do not have to be at home to view what is happening around the home. To all our valued clients and the public at large, we are open for business to assist them through the registration process at any of our Econet shops or ZOL outlets,” added Mboweni.
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