Homeland security

By: | Published: February 8, 2015 12:13 AM

In our monthly series on consumer products, we feature some of the latest home security systems available in the Indian market. Compiled by Anirudh Vohra


Easy installation
This video door phone from Godrej comes with a monitor, which is placed inside the user’s home. The monitor gets automatically triggered when the doorbell is rung and the visitor’s image is captured instantly. Its two-way audio communication feature allows conversations with visitors without having to open the door. The device’s installation hardly requires any drilling, therefore, it is very easy to set up. A strong outer casing protects the camera against tampering.
All yours for: R16,299

Added security against fire, gas leaks
This Samsung device has a seven-inch colour, graphical user interface (GUI) touch digital screen in a slim design. It can also be wall-mounted, which makes it easier to monitor the door. Integrated with a CCTV, it also provides security against fire, gas leakages, etc.
All yours for: Price on request

View visitors on your TV
Godrej’s video door phone connects to your TV, letting you view visitors on the set. What’s more, it comes with an additional CCTV camera that can be installed in a different location (like the balcony) to secure a wider area.
All yours for: R18,999

Automated door release function
Samsung’s seven-inch digital LCD screen comes with features like a door release button and intercommunication between the guard’s office and the household.
All yours for: R25,000


The Sony SSCG203A camera delivers great image quality through a combination of its high resolution (540 horizontal TV lines) and high sensitivity features. The camera utilises a range of technologies to adjust the images to their maximum clarity and usability. The compact, easy-to-install camera also features low-power consumption to minimise operational overheads and carbon footprint.
All yours for: Price on request

Plug & play
This high-tech CCTV camera, which follows the plug and play technology, from Godrej helps you view and record events at your home, so that you can keep a watchful eye on your loved ones and valuables even when you are away.
All yours for: R17,599

Auto-correct images
This Godrej camera enables the user to keep track of a wider area with its advanced video management software that monitors up to eight cameras set up in one or different locations. Besides high-end features such as real-time video streaming, it also offers remote access and live feed through a smartphone, tablet or laptop. It also auto-corrects distorted images. Equipped with intruder alerts through email/FTP, the camera system is lightweight and compact.
All yours for: R22,165

Infrared camera
This is a complete network video surveillance system from Bosch. The infrared camera boasts of high performance in extreme
low-light conditions, sharp images of moving objects, a microSD/SDHC card slot for edge recording and easy connection.
All yours for: Price on request


Comfort 24×7
Stay in the know wherever you go with Honeywell Total Connect. Features like real-time alerts, GPS vehicle and asset tracking, video viewing and mobile control put peace of mind in the palm of your hand, helping you stay connected to your family and home 24×7.
All yours for: Price starts from R4.50 lakh

Security & convenience
Promising not just security, but convenience as well, HomeAutomat by Avasyam Innovations includes features like lighting control, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), distributed audio, security and surveillance, motorised curtains and blinds, among others.
All yours for: Price starts from R3 lakh

Personalised experience
Receive an SMS or email when your kids arrive home. Be informed if the door was locked while you were rushing to leave for work. Featuring all this and more, Control by Smart Home can even create ‘away’ or ‘vacation’ modes. By touching the ‘away’ mode, all the lights and appliances get shut down, while the ‘vacation’ mode ensures that lights go on and off randomly in your empty house every day, making it appear as if you are at home.
All yours for: Price starts from R3.50 lakh


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