In full control of security
ERA has launched ERA Protect, a wireless smart security system that is the first of its kind to attain the prestigious BSI IoT Kitemark.
BSI developed the IoT (internet of things) Kitemark in response to the rapid growth of internet connected products, and is designed to help customers identify IoT devices they can trust to be safe, secure and functional.
This verification is a reflection of the hard work and investment made in ERA Protect to deliver the ultimate in accessible, but serious, security, the company said.
With an alarm and camera, ERA Protect offers security confidence, because even when there is a broadband outage, the built-in 4G roaming SIM allows crucial data to be sent to the secure ERA Cloud, all controlled by a smartphone app.
ERA Protect empowers users to take charge of their smart security from start to finish, the company said. The ERA Protect range launches with an alarm, siren, accessories, and an outdoor camera and floodlight camera.
Wirelessly connected and operating fully in harmony, the settings allow cameras to be controlled via the same app and triggered as a complete system during alert situations.
If the broadband connection goes down, the 4G roaming SIM will still allow the video recordings from cameras to be stored to the cloud upon alarm trigger.
All ERA Protect products are fully integrated and work seamlessly together using the easy-to-use smartphone app, which allows users to view and monitor their premises from anywhere in the world via the high quality 1080p HD video imagery.
Being wireless, ERA Protect can be easily connected, and disconnected should customers move house, and additional elements can be added as required.
With no fixed long-term contracts to be tied into, ERA Protect’s subscription packages are optional and can be cancelled at any time should circumstances change.
ERA Protect offers a professional monitoring capability and on-the-ground local authority response if required. This means a house can be monitored by professionals and, in an alert situation, someone will contact the authorities directly if it is a verified intruder.
The Professional Monitoring is available on short-term basis adhoc and no long-term expensive contracts are required.
There are three main products within the ERA Protect range:
ERA Protect Alarm System. Easily programmed via the app, and features alerts sent via push, phone call or SMS notification to pre-programmed alert numbers.
ERA Protect Outdoor Camera. Boasts on-demand recording when in live view for instant recordings.
ERA Protect Floodlight Camera. Discreet security as it looks like a floodlight only with no indication that it also incorporates a camera.
ERA Protect is available in a range of four service packages with corresponding monthly fees. ERA Protect Basic has no monthly fee and means you can use the basic monitoring features of the alarm as well as making use of the live view capabilities from the camera.
For those wanting camera back up to the cloud storage, but are not so concerned about 4G backup capability, it is £2.99 per month for up to four cameras. For both camera cloud storage and 4G roaming SIM backup, the ERA Protect Plus package is £9.99 per month. For professional monitoring, the ERA Protect Plus Premium Package is £19.99 per month.
Tania Tams, head of marketing at ERA, said: “With ERA Protect, we pushed security as far as we could go, and then we went further. Our three key concepts – our working security ECO system, confidence in our products and services, and our quest for ‘total security’ – have all driven the design, development and manufacture of ERA Protect and is reflected in our BSI IoT Kitemark attainment.”
The ERA Protect system is also approved by the Neighbourhood Watch, and packaging is supported with both the BSI IoT Kitemark and the Neighbourhood Watch logo.
“We can now deliver a truly new way of providing high quality, yet affordable, smart security with the end user placed firmly at the centre and being totally in control.”