About five years after Bezeq entered the smart home field, this morning it launched Be Home 2.0: a sensor kit and a dedicated application that combines automation and advanced control options for what happens at home.
The new service is based on Be, Bezeq’s router. As part of the service, it will be possible to purchase an air conditioner control sensor, flood detector, motion detector, a sensor that detects whether a door has been opened or a window opened, an electric shutter control switch, an electric water heater control switch, a lighting switch and a smart camera.
The smart home platform is based on technology from Alarm.com, and Bezeq converted the application that controls the devices and through it you can create scenarios that are in fact an order of operations that depend on each other in operating the smart home components. The examples are many: when you get up in the morning, hot water is already waiting in the boiler and the shutter opens automatically; When you leave the house, the shutter and air conditioner close and the lights go out; When you are outside the house you receive alerts about what is happening in it; And before returning, the air conditioner starts operating so that the desired temperature will prevail in the house.
Some of the options can be activated through the virtual assistant Siri due to the fact that it supports Hebrew. There is currently no support for additional assistants.
The cost of the service will be NIS 14.9 per month, and the cost of the sensors / switches ranges from NIS 9.9 to NIS 14.9 per product. The cost of the installation, which is performed by Bezeq technicians, is NIS 99.
Bezeq recommends purchasing the package, which cost NIS 54.9 a month and includes free installation. The cost consists of NIS 14.9 usage fee as long as subscriptions to the service, and NIS 40 per month, for 36 months, for five detectors: when the camera and air conditioner detector are mandatory components in the package, and the mix of other components can be changed as needed.
The company emphasizes that at this stage it is limited to Bezeq’s Internet infrastructure customers who pay directly to the company. For the time being, only the sensors sold by Bezeq are supported in the service, and it is possible that in the future additional sensors will be added to the service.
“A study we conducted prior to the launch of the service shows that each home has over 10 devices connected on average and about 30% of homes in Israel today are already smart,” she said. The Leizerowitz Foundation, VP of Marketing and Innovation at Bezeq.