Kenyan Security firm Securex Agencies has unveiled a smart home innovation to lock out burglars.

The new security kit, targeting domestic residences, provides surveillance, deterrence, self-monitoring, and response subscription via a smartphone.

The Rafiki by Securex solution comprises a router and intrusion detection capabilities.

“Security should not be a privilege, it is our basic right,” says Securex chief executive Tony Sahni in a statement.

“To boost the safety of our nation, we saw it prudent to offer an accessible solution, where customers can always have eyes and ears on their homes and loved ones, knowing they are at ease, even when away from home.”

Users have the option to buy additional security accessories that meet their unique needs, such as door contact sensors, motion sensors, cameras, as well as smart lighting.  

 Mr Sahni adds that Rafiki by Securex will offer a range of smart home products that include security kits and smart locks.

The system has also incorporated lighting solutions such as motion sensors and movable CCTV cameras which users can monitor on their mobile phones.

The Rafiki by Securex product and the accompanying accessories will be sold via Securex online shop.

 “Security is a crucial element for the country’s economic development. The government played its role by allocating a budget of Kshs 168billion for 2020/2021 to ensure that security agencies are well equipped to help fight crime in Kenya,” Mr Sahni states.

“The onus is now on us to take that additional step and take control of our personal security and contribute to the safety and in turn growth of our nation. The government cannot do it on its own.”

He adds: “With an easily accessible digital solution like this, we at Securex believe will help prevent, detect and deter criminals, leading to the subsequent reduction of crime in Nairobi.”