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Logitech brings video security to the home

Video security is now in easier reach of ordinary homeowners, with the launch of Logitech video-security cameras. They offer do-it-yourself, 15-minute setup, using normal power-plugs in the home. Motion-activated e-mail alerts and free remote viewing may make this a winner.

South Africans can now secure a home or small business at a fraction of the cost of traditional video security systems ‚ without configuring a network or running any new wires.

Logitech has announced that the company’s video security cameras ‚ recent additions to Logitech’s portfolio of products for the digital home ‚ are now available in South Africa for the first time. Both PC-based security cameras feature do-it-yourself (DIY), 15-minute setup: motion-activated e-mail alerts and free remote viewing on any PC with an Internet connection.

‚Logitech is proud to bring its video security family of products to market in South Africa,‚ said Romain du Gardier, sales and marketing manager for Logitech South Africa. ‚By harnessing the power of digital video, as well as the PC and Internet technology, we’ve made it easier for you to feel peace of mind in your home or at your business.‚

The first two Logitech video-security cameras are available as starter packs or add-on cameras. They include the Logitech Indoor Video Security Master System, the Logitech Outdoor Video Security Master System, the Logitech Indoor Add-On Camera and the Logitech Outdoor Add-On Camera.

Logitech’s wireless video security system uses innovative HomePlug technology, which connects and transmits video data over a home’s existing electrical wiring. As a result, the user can be up and running in 15 minutes ‚ with no new wires to run and no network configuration. In fact, it only takes three simple steps to secure a home: Install the Logitech Command Center PC software, connect the USB receiver and plug in the camera(s). Plus, HomePlug encrypts the video, so it’s secure.

Once you’ve installed your camera(s), you can watch live video or review recorded video. The intelligent cameras detect motion and record video directly to your PC’s hard drive for easy playback and archiving. The PC-based interface lets you easily navigate and set your preferences.

If there’s motion at your home or business, you can configure the system to send you e-mail or mobile-phone alerts.

Additionally, you can log in to a password-protected online account to view live video online from an Internet-connected PC or a Windows Mobile cell phone ‚ anywhere, anytime.

For maximum coverage, you can add up to six Logitech Indoor or Outdoor Add-On Cameras in any combination.

Pricing and availability

All of the Logitech video security products are available in South Africa. For the Logitech Indoor Video Security Master System and the Logitech Outdoor Video Security Master System, the suggested retail price is R3 999 including VAT. For the Logitech Indoor Add-On Camera and the Logitech Outdoor Add-On Camera, the suggested retail price R3 499 including VAT.

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