There aren’t many options available if you live in France and want to instal a security system in your house. You can get in touch with home security firms like Verisure and Homiris. However, if you sign a lengthy contract, you must pay a high membership price.
You can also purchase your surveillance cameras and attached sensors. However, in this case, no one monitors your home. Qiara wants to modernize the good old home security market with a live agent. Without requiring long-term commitments, the company seeks to sell security solutions and subscriptions directly to its end users via its website.
Users first choose from their product portfolio the security goods they require. Qiara offers for sale motion sensors, sirens, door sensors, cameras, and keypads.
The user can then pay 29.99 euros per month for the live agent’s services. A surveillance agent phones and tries to view the video feed of the surveillance camera when an alarm is set off. The business will notify the authorities on your behalf if there is a strange call and you don’t answer it.
Qiara is a new home security service for the French market https://t.co/vsNIcQcPfa— Romain Dillet 🙃 (@romaindillet) January 26, 2023
The company offers him a €10 discount on his initial one-year subscription fee. There are cheaper subscriptions for customers who don’t need 24/7 monitoring, but that defeats the purpose of the service.A mobile app is also available from Qiara, which can be used to set alerts and watch live video from security cameras in addition to the keypad. You may programme the system to switch off automatically when your phone is nearby thanks to Bluetooth. When you’re at home, you can also turn on privacy screens to stop security cameras from recording your loved ones.
All modules except surveillance cameras are battery-operated. Even in the event of a power or network failure, Qiara can protect your home thanks to his Sigfox network support. The company, founded by former Iliad executive Alexis Bidinot, has chosen to develop its connected devices in-house.
In many ways, Qiara is a bit like SimpliSafe in the US.The security module is set up manually by default, and it functions right out of the box. It’s a do-it-yourself home security system. Let’s see if Qiara can win market share in the French home security sector from scratch.