Home security specialist ERA acquires Y-cam
ERA, THE UK’s leading home security specialist, has purchased British smart security pioneer Y-cam.
The acquisition will make ERA one of the most advanced and capable providers of smart security solutions for the home.
Y-cam’s proprietary cloud platform, alongside its range of award-winning security cameras, alarms and sensors, will bring ERA unrivalled expertise in the sector and substantial potential for further growth.
According to a recent GfK Global report, the UK is the fastest growing smart home market in Europe and smart security products have the second highest level of appeal after connected entertainment devices.
Darren Waters, ERA’s CEO, said: “This
acquisition is an important strategic move for ERA. Rapid growth in the connectivity of British homes coupled with a big increase in consumer awareness means that demand for trustworthy smart security technology is increasing rapidly.
“Unlike many other businesses in the sector, we’re building our smart
capability on 180 years of home security expertise. This unrivalled experience
gives massive confi dence to trade partners and end-users alike. The
Wiha wins Red Dot award with new slimBit boxes
HAND tool manufacturer Wiha has been honoured with a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. Its new slimBit boxes have earned the prestigious Red Dot, which the meticulous jury awards exclusively to products displaying excellent design.
Wiha has created a compact transport, removal and storage option with its new slimBit boxes for 6 or 12 slimBits. The product has been developed to provide users with a signifi cant advantage in handling slimBits during their day-to-day professional life.
In the large sets, 12 slimBits with diff erent profi les are stored in two compartments containing six bits each. This allows users to carry slimBits around safely, neatly arranged in a box. When open, the box off ers users an optimum view of screw profi les, enabling users to select and remove profi les quickly. Users can handle profi les with a single hand thanks to the practical belt clip.
Wiha slimBits excel due to their slender shape and protection against electric shock, making them particularly advantageous for use in the electrician’s trade. They have been developed based on new market knowledge and user surveys to off er a functional solution with added value.
“Being awarded the Red Dot affi rms the high design quality behind the product,” said Ronny Lindskog, Wiha’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are immensely proud that the special features in the product’s design have been recognised and honoured with the Red Dot.”
Professor Peter Zec, the Red Dot initiator and CEO, added: “I congratulate the award winners warmly on their great success. The fact that their products were able to hold their ground during the jury’s strict assessment is a testament to their exceptional design quality.”
Y-cam puts ERA right at the forefront of the smart security market.”
For further information information please phone 01922 490 000 or visit www.eraeverywhere.co
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