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Invest in security that you can count on Filed on October 28, 2020

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Director at Anker Innovations GCC & Africa

Syed Sameer Ali, Senior Sales & Operation Manager at eufy Security MEA

When it comes to home security and having peace of mind when you are away from home, traditional methods of security aren't enough anymore.

Residents across the UAE deserve a home security system that gives them full control of their security, is easy to use, and caters to all their needs. Experts at Anker Innovations and eufy Security highlight the importance of reliable home security systems and everything that residents need to be aware of about them.

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Director at Anker Innovations GCC & Africa

Q - Tell us about the importance of home security today. Is it worth investing in a good home security system?
A - In current times, it is important to keep homes and communities safe and away from potential crime and danger, as neighbourhood watch schemes are not as reliable as a 24-hour home security system such as a eufy Security camera that can help us keep a close eye on all activities indoors and outdoors, from anywhere and at any time.

Q - What do residents today look for when it comes to protecting their homes?
A - Reliability is key for residents. They look for two-way communication, alarm functions to instantly alert the neighbourhood in case there is a stranger near the house, and a wide-angle coverage. Privacy of the data is also important, so they prefer encrypted local storage, and at the same time they don't want to pay monthly charges to view footage history.

Q - What are some of the main components of a home security system? Many people seem to think that the only thing they need are security cameras?
A - Having just a camera is not enough. You need a reliable and smart system in place that gives instant mobile alerts, and allows you to speak directly to anyone who approaches your home. This gives you complete control over your surveillance. With our camera, you can save footage to a local storage with military grade encryption for no monthly charges and feel secure all year with our 365-day battery life on one charge. You get crystal clear footage, in a IP67 weatherproof set that withstands all the elements, and state-of-the-art advanced night vision.

Syed Sameer Ali, Senior Sales & Operation Manager at eufy Security MEA

Q - What advice would you offer businesses or home owners that have never had used a security system before but are thinking of investing in one now?
A - I would say take advantage of the latest innovations, new age technologies and convenience for reliable security solutions to keep every part of your life safe and secure. Invest in the best and most reliable devices like the eufy Security System that does most of the work for you and takes the worry away. The eufy Security ecosystem protects you, your family, and your privacy with its intelligent and smart AI, long battery life, and military grade encrypted local storage.
Every home has its own requirement and home owners, as well as tenants, have to move away from traditional monitoring CCTV to smart security that is wireless, weatherproof, has a two-way communication. Users can define the alerts based on when and where it is needed, using the area to be monitored and timing. If you've got a backyard and want to know if anyone is snooping around the back, you can even get an easy to install floodlight camera. The customisability available today is immense.
With eufy Security, one has the flexibility to build a security eco-system starting with a device for as low as Dh149 and keep adding cameras and sensors as per their convenience and budget within the same eco-system.

Q - What new technologies are being incorporated in home security systems today?
A - Today, we have the Smart Wireless Security Cameras and Doorbell with innovative, smart and easy to use security features. Our cameras now come with unique Artificial Intelligence that easily detects pets and humans and gives instant motion activity alerts to show movements in your home, and helps detect unusual activity. Look for picture perfect 2K clarity that helps keep intruders at bay especially with the new pan and tilt cameras.
Other features include a two-way audio communication feature, being able to pre-record your instructions and messages to be relayed as audio when any motion activities are detected in the defined no-go zones, plus cameras that work with voice control and are compatible with Apple Homekit, Google Home Assistant and Alexa.

Q - What are some of your most popular home security products right now, and for what reasons do residents prefer them?
A - We have a range of security cameras that are popular for different reasons and are preferred by customers. Our eufyCam 2 is the most popular outdoor camera which has 365 days of battery life with one charge to give year-long uninterrupted security to your house. Another popular product is our 2K Video Doorbell which is an ideal security system at your door with 2K Video clarity and two way audio communication. Our recent offering, the eufy Cam Pan & Tilt Indoor Camera has also gained popularity. This camera, when a movement is detected, will automatically pan and tilt 360o to follow the actions and record the entire movement with the instant alert. It also recognises a baby's cry and instantly alerts the parents.


Rohma Sadaqat

I am a reporter and sub-editor on the Business desk at Khaleej Times. I mainly cover and write articles on the UAE's retail, hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors.Originally from Lahore, I have been living in the UAE for more than 20 years. I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Journalism, and a double minor in History and International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.If you see me out and about on assignment in Dubai, feel free to stop me, say hello, and we can chat about the latest kitten videos on YouTube.

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