One’s home is one’s castle, goes the saying. But homes nowadays won’t normally feature drawbridges, moats and ramparts, to keep off unwanted visitors. Now, a house alarm, preferably a full-fledged and managed home security system, is an essential feature to make sure that one’s family and possessions are safe.
A Business Standard news report by Priyanka Joshi & Aabhas Sharma (December 6, 2008) mentions: “The electronic security market is worth Rs 1,800 crore. It is clocking a CAGR growth of 30 per cent.” It quotes vice-president & business head of Godrej Security’s equipment division D E Byramjee: “Today people demand a doubly safe, easy to operate and cost-effective security solution for their homes. Even if there’s a watchperson at the gate, owners still want to identify the person at their door.”
For this purpose, Godrej has introduced video doorphones. These are priced in the range of Rs 8,000-15,000 that help users view every caller at the door and even talk to them before opening the door.
Security systems that you can consider for yourself or for your family, friends and colleagues as a gift item are:
• Burglar alarm systems
• Video surveillance & doorphones
• Wall-mounted air sensors
• Motion detectors
• Two-way key fobs
• Wi-Fi cameras
According to the software implementation and support head of Micro Technologies, Milind Londhe, “Security is something that cannot be compromised on. People now have realised this hence are looking to implement effective security solutions.”
Security solutions manufacturers like Honeywell Security have been coming up with intelligent video systems. There are multiple benefits of such systems. Starting at about Rs 22,000 (per camera), they are getting fast popular. With Bluetooth and infrared, most security gadgets are now available in wireless mode as well.