Pune: Pune based Electronics Company, Zebion, have launched a contemporary range of intrusion alert devices named Argoz, suitable for Homes, Offices and Warehouses. These devices have an instant notification facility as soon as unauthorized trespass occurs, either by dialling out to the owner’s mobile number or through a smart APP. The dial out can be followed by an SMS and the owner can nominate secondary, tertiary or more numbers in case the primary contact number is unavailable.
The Argoz intrusion detection system can have an attached hooter or siren. However many would prefer not to startle the burglar, but rather engage law enforcements authorities instantly to nab the culprit while still in the act.
Pune’s Mayor Shri Dattatray Dhankawade, inaugurated the same by lighting the traditional lamp. He appreciated Zebion’s efforts in making the citizens of the city feel safer and the law enforcement agencies better equipped to apprehend criminals supported by instant and actionable input from residents.
Jeweller Fatehchand Ranka, was the second Chief Guest at the event and spoke about the utility of Argoz in the luxury retail sector space. Mr. Ranka said “security is obviously paramount for susceptible industries like Jewellery, Gems Stones, Silversmiths, Designer Labels, Watches and others. Argoz seems to be apt not just for large stores like ours, but even more so for small jewellery stores”.
Speaking at the occasion Zebion’s Director and CEO, Yogesh Dagale explained “With the incidence of break-in and thievery on the rise in virtually every setting (residential and commercial) Argoz opens a new chapter in society’s fight against crime”.
Another Zebion Director, Abhishek Lodha, added “Argoz instantly relays information about a break-in at the very moment the crime occurs. This empowers the property owner to exercise the best option available. While the most obvious reaction could be to inform the police, one could also inform friends, neighbours or the society office”.
For years, citizens and law enforcers have felt that CCTV systems alone were insufficient when trying to ensure holistic security of a premises or prevent crime. While CCTV remains essential, and in some cases indispensable, their primary function is to facilitate post-incident analysis, not crime prevention. As Saurabh Dey, Zebion’s CMO, explained “Argoz and CCTV are complementary products, and they work synergistically”.
In view of the increasingly daring crimes in our cities and the fact that burglars are using smarter methods to bypass conventional security arrangements, Abhinandan Dagale, COO avers that “we are empowering citizens to stay one-step-ahead with Argoz, and feel secure at all times”.
No false alarms
Zebion’s extensive consumer research has revealed that the single biggest hurdle to widespread adoption of intrusion alert systems in the past has been a bothersome rate of false alarms. Consequently, the company spent 24 months in the development of an innovative new design that involves twin half-cupped sensors and a combination of both infrared and microwaves to provide a dependable, error-free intrusion detection system.
“Our Dual Detection Twin Field (DDTF) technology is a paradigm shift over earlier systems because it is immune to disturbing false alarms caused by innocuous objects such as birds, lizards, or warm swaying drapes which may accidentally come within range”, explains Dey.
To this Lodha added “Our DDTF devices are only triggered by humans with a body weight over 30Kgs and a height of over 3.5 feet. So you never have to suffer the anguish of receiving an alert only to find later it was caused by a pet”.
Named after the mythical Greek God Argos, who had a hundred eyes and could see everything, Argoz comes in four variants for different environments and needs. While Argoz Regular has a coverage range of 18 feet, suitable for one large room, Argoz Plus and Argoz Via can have a series of extender units bringing a large area under watch, such as a villa, large apartment, multi-level store or multi-story office. The most advanced model Argoz Grand is based on IP technology and comes with a built-in camera. It grabs a photograph of the coverage area as soon as intrusion occurs and sends it to the owner’s cell phone through a mobile app. Argoz Grand enables the owners to remotely surveil their premises when the intrusion occurs.
Easy installation and maintenance
Yogesh Dagale pointed out that all Argoz products are incredibly easy to setup and works on the DIY principal. He said “Argoz is effortless to setup and needs no technical knowledge. It requires very low maintenance”.