Posted on March 11, 2019 by staff

Smart home firm Time2 takes on tech giants


A family firm based in Blackburn is taking on tech giants including Google and Amazon with its range of smart home security products.

Time2 now protects more than 100,000 customers across the UK and has added Oscar 2, a new Alexa compatible outdoor security camera, to its line-up.

Time2, which manufactures and retails advanced home security technology, has grabbed impressive market share with its Clan range despite fierce competition from the likes of Nest by Google, Ring by Amazon and Hive by British Gas.

Its latest innovation is the Oscar 2, a security camera which records in high definition, is designed for outdoor use, and instant alerts can be activated by sound or motion.

You can add up to 128GB of memory to record continuously up to 21 days of 1080p Full HD footage, without any monthly storage charges. Live and recorded footage can be available to view anywhere in the world from your smartphone or tablet.

It works intelligently, and can be configured to switch on lights when motion is detected. Two-way audio enables users to speak through their cameras to greet guests and warn off intruders, and the system seamlessly links with Amazon’s Alexa to stream live to your TV or Amazon Echo device.

It is the latest addition to Time2’s Clan range, which was launched in November 2018 without the backing of billion-dollar global enterprises.

“We are thrilled with the reception to our Clan range so far and we are excited to be expanding the range of products further,” said Kam Kothia, CEO of Time2.

“Competing alongside household names such as Amazon and Google can be quite daunting, but we are proving that, with high quality products and sensible prices, a small family firm from Blackburn, Lancashire, is able to make home security accessible to more people.”

The wider Clan intelligent home security range has been developed in partnership with global tech giant Tuya Inc. It also includes indoor cameras Sophia and Olivia, as well as smart lights and smart sockets which can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere in the world.

They can be activated and deactivated based on light levels or time of day. New products planned for this year include a video doorbell, and a fully featured wireless home alarm system.

Oscar 2, which officially launches on March 13, is now available to pre-order. The Clan app, Clan at Home, can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.