A network provider in Zimbabwe, Econet Wireless have unveiled a security solution that will enable customers to monitor, control and secure their homes and properties via their mobile phones.
The solution tagged as The Econet ConnectedHome was launched in the country earlier in the week and is said to be one of the most comprehensive home security systems ever devised.
According to the Chief Executive officer of Econet Wireless, Mr Douglas Mboweni, who was speaking at the launch of the package. He said, Econet wanted customers to be able to control household appliances remotely from anywhere in the world.
The new product comes after the network provider introduced Econet Connected Car for tracking vehicles last year.
“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,” Mboweni said.
“You will also be able to open gates and close them using your cellphones. The system can also detect fire and water leaks that can damage or destroy your home. The ConnectedHome allows you to see live videos of what is going on in your home, using your cellphone from anywhere in the world.
The technological development in Zimbabwe is met with applause as it is seen as a move to join the rest of the world in the internet of things as regards security.