Olarm has announced an additional 4G/LTE version of its Olarm PRO smart communicator. It is aimed at areas suffering from poor connectivity by providing support for 4G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks.
The Olarm PRO product range is a digital communicator and subscription-based mobile app enabling a user to control their existing security systems remotely from a smartphone. Alarm signals are delivered to the control/monitoring station software systems faster because the new Olarm PRO 4G supports 4G and 2G on two different mobile networks, as well as Wi-Fi.
“This five-layer connectivity delivers even better connectivity that is both future-proof and backward-compatible for maximum reliability, uptime and longevity in the field,” said Justin Zondagh, CTO of Olarm. “Some areas struggle with poor mobile connectivity, especially with power or network outages. We largely alleviated this with the introduction of the Wi-Fi feature. Over 50% of devices are connected to Wi-Fi, and the extra resilience fills in a lot of coverage gaps.”
Having gained traction in its home South African market, Olarm is increasingly looking abroad. Shipments of the Olarm PRO 4G will go to South African partners this month and thereafter to select global markets.
A noteworthy feature of the Olarm story is the high level of consumer engagement. “This is unusual in the world of security, where an alarm is often a grudge purchase that most consumers struggle to understand and may even fear; but we have created an app that is genuinely intuitive and gives all the convenience of remote control – as a mobile app should. Once people feel more in control of their alarm, they feel more confident, and that is what security is there for,” says Chris Hall, Olarm’s commercial director.
“On neighbourhood forums and other polls, Olarm is recommended as the first-choice alarm app. And what our distribution partners tell us – installers and armed response providers – is that Olarm dramatically cuts their installation, technical support and fleet costs. They get a direct benefit to their bottom line as well as looking good to the customer.”
Olarm PRO is available from select distribution partner, Elvey, or installers and response companies.
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