Telefónica is adding a home security service to its offering in Spain as it looks to entice customers with what it claims to be the world’s first “quintuple-play” product.
The new service offers customers a 24-hour, 365-day emergency service that can be managed from a smartphone running iOS or Android.
It features a door sensor, video cameras with remote recording and two keyring-remote controls that can be used to alert staff at VeriSure – the company Telefónica has teamed up with to launch the service – if there is an emergency.
Users can configure real-time alerts and notifications, as well as establish which people are authorised to enter their home by providing them with an access key.
When an unauthorised person enters, the sensor makes the alarm go off and the camera captures the images and stores them on a secure server.
At that moment VeriSure calls the customer, who receives a notification with the video and decides how to act.
VeriSure, which is owned by Sweden-based security company Securitas Direct, said it had designed and manufactured all the equipment for Telefónica customers.
The Spain-based operator said the service relies on its fibre and ADSL technology along with a transmission system provided by Sigfox, the French company it owns a stake in.
Telefónica claimed the transmission system is “impossible to block”, thereby ensuring “rigorous” security.
It is pricing the new service at €25 a month, which breaks down as €16 for the service plus €9 for the rent of the equipment.
Called Movistar VeriSure Hogar, it is available to Movistar broadband customers from 17 June. A free, no obligation, 14 day trial is also on offer.
A more “high-security service” is also being offered from €39 per month, plus €200 for extra equipment.
A Telefónica spokesperson said a typical solution for the consumer market would be likely to cost €45-50 per month plus €400 for extra equipment.
The two companies have a revenue sharing agreement in place, although details precise are confidential.
There are no plans currently to roll out the new service outside of Spain, the spokesperson confirmed.
However, the firms are working on launching new added-value digital services into the market in the future.