Concept: Israeli IoT provider Essence Group (Essence) has launched a new security and home management platform WeR@Home+ in Europe. It leverages LTE-enabled smart network to enable users to manage their connected homes remotely. To pilot the new offering, the company has collaborated with European security services providers, including Securitas Direct Switzerland.

Nature of Disruption: WeR@Home+ harnesses IoT and LTE networks to allow users to control their connected homes from anywhere and at any time. It features a central hub with multiple connectivity options to ensure the system is always connected, including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi connectivity, and an extended battery backup. The battery-operated video camera provides HD video over a secure radio frequency that is connected locally to the hub. It claims to offer highly secure enhanced video verification and unlimited video storage. The smart home management platform is expandable and modular that is suitable for any home environment, with self-installation and remote maintenance and configuration. It is also equipped with a set of reporting and analytics tools for service providers. What is more, it comprises multi-functional detectors, featuring a magnetic door/window sensor, a motion sensor with multi-zone spherical lenses for enhanced coverage, a curtain sensor, and a multi-function button that can be programmed to perform a variety of security and smart home actions.

Outlook: With rapid transgression towards digital transformation, smart home security systems are becoming popular in every household. Essence boasts that its smart home surveillance platform can enable users to better manage their homes from constantly evolving security threats. It has plans to collaborate with various service players across industries like telecom, insurance, and real estate to pilot its platform.

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