Tata Sky, the brand which started as a DTH operator and expanded to broadband services is now entering the security business. The company launched ‘Tata Sky Secure’ with the tagline ‘Isko Laga Dala, To Sabki Security Jingalala’.
Tata Sky secure is a new service that is available exclusively to existing Tata Sky users. Under this service, you will get a 1080p FHD smart camera with 8x Digital Zoom, 111° Wide Angle Lens and 2.8mm focal length. For night vision, it has four infrared LEDs, an F2.0 aperture and an IR-CUT filter that gives visibility up to 30 feet in the darkness.
Smart detection is one of the highlighted features of this device. There are customised zone detection and sensitivity settings so that you can control what kind of events you want to be notified about. An alert will be pushed when any motion or sound is detected in the pre-selected zone. A 12-second video is recorded on any motion detection and stored in the cloud for 7 days which can be downloaded via the Tata Sky Secure app.
The camera is small in size and does not require any screws for installation since it has a magnetic base. It allows two-way communication with a built-in microphone and speaker along with a Class-K power amplifier. It supports up to 32GB of external storage however the SD card is not included. Once the storage is full, old files are overwritten.
Weighing 109g, the camera comes with a 1-year warranty. It can work both online and offline but in offline mode, features like live feed, smart alerts won’t work and recording will be stored in local storage. There is no battery so to function it needs to be connected with a power source all the time.
The Tata Sky Secure camera comes at a one-time non-refundable activation fee of Rs 999 including installation cost and after that, you need to pay a monthly charge of Rs 99 to access the Tata Sky Secure facilities such as smart alert, live feed, 7 days cloud storage of recordings, etc. It will be linked with your Tata Sky DTH account and monthly charges will automatically get deducted from that DTH balance. If you cancel the subscription or your DTH account gets deactivated, all features of the camera will be blocked and a technician will visit your location to collect the devices.
Our sources have confirmed that Tata Sky Secure is currently under development and not launched yet. It is under the beta testing phase and may roll out later this year.