TechInAfrica — Safaricom, a Kenyan telecommunication company in partnership with the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association to improve security in member estates with pilot surveillance project. The project was launched in Ngei Estate phase 2, Langata.
Safaricom aims to utilize its fibre to the Home and Cloud services to home and estate surveillance. It is a step expected to improve internet connections. So far, there are more than 200,000 homes have been passed and over 5,000km of cable laid. It is quite long to go around Kenya’s entire border and coastline.
“As we roll out Fibre to the Home in different parts of the country, we are looking to diversify our product offering and give customers a wide array of services. We are cognizant of the increasing demand for security both in our homes and the environments we operate in, hence the reason we are happy to partner with KARA to transform the lives of residents of its member estates,” says the Regional Sales and Operations of Safaricom, Steve Okeyo.
Safaricom will sponsor a fibre connection as well as provide for the equipment that will be used to power surveillance of the estate’s gates. The surveillance is an access using an ‘easy-to-use’ online portal powered by Safaricom Cloud services. Moreover, Safaricom will also give a sponsor to a number of child caregivers in Ngei estate on First Aid and Safety in the home. The sponsorship is a self-initiative of Safaricom.
Okeyo continues, “Being champions of the Sustainable development goals, Safaricom is keen on clean and affordable energy and that is why this project will be fully powered by solar energy. We hope that through such initiatives, other estates will be encouraged to invest in Home Fibre,”
The Safaricom Home Fibre provides four categories of speeds, including Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze with monthly payment around KES 2,500 to KES 9,999. The customers who use Safaricom Home Fibre are able to enjoy unlimited, secured, and fast internet with free installation within 48 hours, a free router worth KES 10,000, and a customer care line: 400.