Bharti Airtel has started piloting its security surveillance solution for SMART Homes under the X-Safe brand in Delhi-NCR, and will soon extend its offering to more cities, people familiar with the matter informed ET Telecom. The service is currently available to select Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband customers in Delhi-NCR as part of the pilot.
The solution comprises high-quality camera hardware, Airtel’s FTTH broadband connectivity and telco-grade cloud storage. The home monitoring service is available at Rs 99 per month, while the yearly plan is priced at Rs 999, as per information available on the website, which has gone live already.
“…with demand for security solutions in homes growing rapidly, Airtel sees the offering as an adjacency to Airtel Xstream Fiber. This also gives Airtel a foot into the connected devices play in India. Airtel will scale up the offering to more cities in the coming weeks and in addition to Homes, it is likely to target enterprises and SMEs with the offering,” a person familiar with the matter said.a person familiar with the matter said.
X-safe includes a range of high quality indoor and outdoor security HD cameras with H.265 compression, 360-degree view, Colour Night Vision, IP67, privacy shutter and human detection. Sources say Airtel plans to manufacture these cameras in India itself and is in early discussions with potential partners.
Airtel wireline customers need to pay a one-time cost for the camera range and a monthly subscription for the cloud storage that can be accessed through the app and web in real-time. The end-to-end solution comes with the full suite of Airtel’s customer service guarantee which the company is betting on to differentiate the offering from what is available in the unorganised sector.