Vodafone has teamed up with Samsung to expand its consumer IoT offering, with the first combined service providing monitoring solutions for the home.
The V-Home by Vodafone service will bring together the operator’s IoT management platform with Samsung’s SmartThings devices.
The first offering is a security service which will offer immediate alerts to the customer’s smartphone in the event of a home intrusion.
It will feature Vodafone’s network-based alerts service V-Home Alarm Assistant, which can send notifications via an app, automated calls and SMS messages.
The solution also features Vodafone’s V-Home Monitor platform, which simplifies the configuration of devices.
Samsung will contribute its SmartThings Wi-Fi hub, security camera, warning siren and sensors.
The product will launch in Germany and Spain in the second quarter of 2018 with other solutions and markets to be announced later this year.
Customers will pay a one-off cost per device as well as a fixed monthly subscription.
Vodafone launched its consumer IoT play back in November, which debuted with four services.
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said: “The Internet of Things is already transforming the world of work; now, it will transform the home.
“V-Home by Vodafone’ makes it easy for consumers to protect family and property and enhance home life with innovative technologies underpinned by the strength of the Vodafone network.”
DJ Koh, President of Samsung Electronics’ IT and Mobile Division, said: “By bringing together V-Home by Vodafone, the SmartThings open platform and our SmartThings app we are offering customers a simple-to-operate management system for a growing range of smart home products that will enrich their lives.”