Chaviarte brings Essence smart home security to Portugal

  • September 3, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Portuguese smart access supplier Chaviarte is bringing Israeli security firm Essence Group’s entire home management platform to Portugal.

The partnership marks an expansion for Essence into Portugal for its WeR@Home security and home management platform. WeR@Home and Chaviarte’s existing security hardware have been integrated seamlessly using the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol.

The end-to-end connected platform will bring smart home functionality to Chaviarte’s core business door lock and entry systems, providing users with full visibility and remote control over their homes.

Essence provides wireless alarm systems in Europe to some of the world’s largest security monitoring brands. Its expansion into the Portuguese market comes as global forecasts predict a recovery for the smart home market in 2021, following the downturn caused by Covid-19.

“This exciting partnership marks Essence’s first expansion into the Portuguese smart home market,” said Haim Amir, CEO of Essence Group. “By augmenting Chaviarte’s existing door lock and entry system through the WeR@Home platform, we aim to provide users with one of the most advanced smart home security systems available on the market.”

Essence’s partnership with Chaviarte should give its customers a seamless user experience and the ability to control a host of automated smart home functions. Chaviarte’s customer base will be able to leverage the IoT with voice commands and additional features. WeR@Home features include automated smart scenarios, indoor and outdoor cameras, and window and door sensors.

The platform will be available from Chaviarte’s 50 stores, as well as through its online platform. This hybrid retail-online sales channel will increase the breadth of distribution to a large portion of the country.

Ricardo Jardim, CEO of Chaviarte, said: “Essence’s WeR@Home was a very easy choice because of Essence’s distinctive know-how, quality in service and technologically innovative products and for being perfectly aligned with our view of a what an integrated, safe and smart security and living IoT solution should be.”

Essence provides IoT connected-living and cyber-security technology for communications, security and healthcare service providers, serving households and small-medium businesses. The company has 25 years of experience and 50 million devices deployed worldwide.