MegaFon starts the sales of Life Control kits equipment for so-called smart home in the 46 cities. This was told “Vedomosti” representative of “MegaFon” Julia Dorokhin.
Set Life Control includes the “smart” bulbs, motion sensors, sensors for plant care, geotracker, sensors air quality, smart socket, smoke detector, camera, Wi-Fi, sensor opening and closing doors, leak sensor and other gadgets. Test of sale system, launched at the end of December 2016 in Moscow, St Petersburg and Ekaterinburg, showed that the system is in demand: monthly sales Life Control increased by 1.5–2 times, Dorokhin says.
How many sets of equipment for smart home MegaFon already sold and how much it plans to sell, not reported. A little more than three months “the Megaphone” could sell 35,000 to 40,000 sets, estimated the head of Telecom Daily Denis Pieces.
Starter kit Life Control is a bit more than 15 000 RUB. So just over a quarter “the Megaphone” could earn “smart” house about 600 million rubles., says Grand. For a product test which was not accompanied by more or less serious advertising and marketing support, this is a very good result, he said.
In 2015, the number of sim-cards installed in different devices for data exchange with automated control systems in Russia grew by 1.5 million to 8 million.
Basic set of Life Control, in addition to the controller, the control devices of the smart home is “smart” outlet (for remote turn on and off the devices connected to it), water leak sensor and a motion sensor. Surcharge set can be supplemented with WiFi-camera, sensor-care plants, smoke sensor, etc. – just “a Megaphone” offers 12 extra devices. They are managed from the mobile subscriber using a special mobile application.
From 1 June 2017 MegaFon intends to charge subscribers for the use of “smart” house fee of 300 RUB per month. The data traffic from devices and sensors (e.g., video feeds from a home camera) will not be charged, the subscriber will be able to store these records in the cloud, to connect sensors of other manufacturers, lists Dorokhin.