Vodacom launches new IoT solutions for your home
Vodacom announced that it has launched new Internet of things (IoT) service for homes called V by Vodacom.
V by Vodacom is a service that has a range of products designed to keep your home, kids and pets safe.
The company notes that the gadgets and services are only available for Vodacom customers.
Saloshni Muthal head of consumer IoT at Vodacom said in a media statement: "The risks to the safety and security of our homes and family members are something we all worry about daily and want to ensure that with V by Vodacom, South Africa’s leading mobile network operator is able to empower customers to keep track of the things they love. In this way, Vodacom remains committed to transforming the lives of all citizens via the application of new and innovative technologies.”
Here is a list of the new services that customers can get:
- V-Home Safety starter kit – includes a sensor, siren, HD camera and mobile WiFi hub
- V-Pet Tracker – a small device you can attach to your pet's collar to track them
- V-Kids Watch – a wearable that can be used to track your child
- V-Bag tracker – a GPS tracker that users can attach to their bag
In addition to these services, Vodacom is created the V by Vodafone app that will let users control the new gadgets and it will add a V-Sim which will allow them to be monitored or controlled.
For more information and pricing, you can visit the Vodacom site.
Written by: Gabriella Steyn.