Having recently introduced a brand new range of security products to the market, ESP takes a look at the growing market for security solutions and explains why it’s the ‘Fort’ that counts.
The Fort Smart Security range was officially launched in October and made its debut in front of contractors at ELEX in Sandown the following month, where it received an enthusiastic response from the trade. One of the main talking points among those contractors was the fact that the range operates under a single App which provides control for not just Fort Smart Security products but also the Click Smart+ range of connected home products from Scolmore.
A packed collection
Fort is a comprehensive range of smart security products, which includes intruder alarms, video doorbell, video security light, sensors and a selection of 1080p cameras. They all operate under a single App – the ‘Click Smart+’ App – which is subscription-free, with no additional fees incurred. By bringing the operation of the new Fort range under the tried and tested Click Smart+ App, users will have control of a raft of connected home and security products all from one secure, easy to access platform. The Fort Smart Security range has at its core accessibility and simplicity for both the installer and end user and has been designed to bring simple, smart solutions together for a safer and more comfortable home. It features contemporary styling and has been designed to be simple to install, maintain and use as well as providing a hassle-free security solution.
At the heart of the Fort smart security range is the smart intruder alarm, which will support up to 32 RF devices and provide remote monitoring and alert notifications directly to the Click Smart+ App. The smart alarm is available in handy kits or can be purchased as separate devices for a tailor-made system. There are six different kits in the range, with the basic kit containing one each of the following: a smart hub, PIR, door/window contact and remote control. Other kits offer an additional number of PIRs, door/window contacts and remote controls, plus there are two kits which include pet-friendly PIRs. All devices supplied within the kits are pre-registered to assist with a straightforward install.
The Wi-Fi Smart Alarm Hub includes an in-built siren, back-up battery with up to eight hours standby time and GSM back-up facility (SIM not included) for additional system security. The Hub is compatible with a range of battery powered RF devices that can be controlled to provide whole home security in and around a property. In addition, the Fort range includes Wi-Fi security devices such as a video doorbell, video security light and a selection of 1080p cameras, all of which are supported on the same App and don’t require any additional subscription fees other than a Wi-Fi connection. Accessories include remote keypad, pet friendly PIRs, vibration sensor and the option of a solar powered or wired external siren for an additional intruder deterrent.
The range also includes a Smart Alarm Keypad which provides a central keypad that is usually positioned in entrances and hallways. The keypad requires the Smart Alarm Hub and provides users with arm, disarm, home mode and panic functions. Another highlight of the Fort portfolio is a range of security devices that does not require a hub. By connecting directly to Wi-Fi, the various devices add an additional layer of security to your property. The security devices include a video doorbell to monitor visitors, security flood lights with in-built cameras to deter intruders at night and a range of simple to use cameras for a range of applications, such as monitoring loved ones and pets or simply to provide reassurance whilst monitoring your property. A key element to the Fort range is its subscription-free App. Unlike some systems on the market which will provide a free basic system, but charge for additional devices and functions, users of the Fort smart security system will have full access to all devices and functions with no subscription fee or hidden costs to pay. The App provides an easy-to-use platform to remotely arm and disarm the system, whilst producing real time events such as activations and low battery indication status. In addition, it supports a range of Click Smart+ home automation products which enables sockets and switches to be activated in certain system scenarios.
Rapidly growing market
The market for home security solutions has grown enormously in recent years, fuelled by the rapid development in new technology, as well as demand from end users for solutions to keep their families and properties secure. The Fort smart security range will challenge some of the operators in the marketplace. The fact that users can access and control all Fort smart security devices, as well as the Click Smart+ smart home devices, all under one easy to use and subscription-free App will make it an attractive proposition for installers and end users.
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