Product focus: ERA Protect

Product focus: ERA Protect

As demand for all manner of ‘smart home’ products continues to rise, the launch of ERA Protect is described as “the next generation of wireless smart security systems” and is billed as the first of its kind to attain the prestigious BSI IoT Kitemark. PBM reveals more. 

Combining ‘alarm and camera excellence’, ERA Protect is said to offer a multitude of capabilities and features that “empower users to take charge of their smart security from start to finish”.

The company states it committed to extensive research and development to launch the system, resulting in ERA being the first organisation to attain the BSI IoT (British Standards Institution Internet of Things) Kitemark. BSI developed the IoT Kitemark in response to the rapid growth of internet connected products and is designed to help customers confidently and easily identify IoT devices they can trust to be safe, secure and functional.

Building on previous product ranges to develop “a serious security solution rather than a gadget”, ERA Protect launches with an Alarm, Siren, Accessories along with an Outdoor camera and Floodlight camera.

Unlike many other systems, the alarm and cameras work together via wireless connectivity and can be controlled through the same app and triggered as a complete system during alert situations. Even if there is a broadband outage, a built-in 4G roaming SIM will ensure functionality is maintained by allowing crucial data — such as the camera recordings — to be sent to the secure ERA Cloud.

In addition to the intuitive, easy to use smartphone app and wireless connectivity, the system offers further flexibility as it can be added to at a later date — for example, the addition of an extra PIR or camera.

With no fixed long-term contracts to be tied into, ERA Protect’s subscription packages are optional and can be cancelled at any time should circumstances change. Furthermore, the system also offers a professional monitoring capability and ‘on the ground’ local authority response if required — potentially a huge confidence boost for the elderly, or people away from home who would be unable to attend in an emergency.

To give added confidence, ERA has also invested effort into smaller details which can potentially make big differences. For example, the motion detection in the cameras is PIR driven which is claimed to significantly reduce false alerts. The cameras also have protected wiring so vandalism is reduced, whilst significant focus has been given over into making sure the alarm system itself can’t easily be jammed or affected by power cuts.

The three main products within the ERA Protect range are:

  • ERA Protect Alarm System — easily programmed via the app and features alerts sent via push, phone call or SMS notification to pre-programmed alert numbers for added peace of mind.
  • ERA Protect Outdoor Camera — boasts on-demand recording when in live view for instant recordings.
  • ERA Protect Floodlight Camera — discrete security as it looks like a floodlight only, with no indication that it also incorporates a camera.

Customers can tailor their security system to meet their individual needs, with the system available in a range of four Service Packages with corresponding monthly fees. This starts with ERA Protect Basic which has no monthly fee and offers the basic monitoring features of the alarm as well as making use of the live view capabilities from the camera.

In addition to the BSI IoT Kitemark, the ERA Protect system is also approved by the Neighbourhood Watch.

For further information on the ERA Protect range of smart home security and the firm’s wider portfolio of security solutions, go to:

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