Orange has partnered with Tyco to launch a smartphone-based ‘smart security’ service, exclusive to Orange customers in Spain. This service connects a user’s home to Tyco’s Monitoring Centre, ensures 24-hour connection with the police and monitoring by a team having high expertise, and guarantees a response when the alarm is triggered. The security equipment comprises of a central panel, a motion sensor, a PIR Cam and a keypad, and door/window sensors (which allow users to create scenarios to protect their home). The central panel provides secure wireless connection with the sensors. Users can receive images /videos via fixed network as well. They can also add an IP video Camera with HD quality and use a remote control instead of the keypad. Using this service, users can monitor, receive alerts, and press the SOS button to seek help from the Monitoring Centre, or alert the police keeping in mind the strict protocols involved. The camera enables users to watch live or record the happenings in his/her house on-demand or based on pre-defined scenarios. The equipment is installed over specific high-security connectivity protocols and surpasses any hacking attempts owing to continuous remote monitoring performed over it to ensure its proper functioning. The availability and quality of the service remains intact surviving communication disturbances, jamming or power cuts. Privacy of users is also safeguarded. The set up can be availed at €29,95 /month (VAT included); additional motion detectors can be added for €2,99 /month (VAT included). The one-time charge for professional installation and service activation is €99.