Monday, August 21, 2017

Take Charge with Godrej Security Solutions #IAmSecure

 Mehernosh Pithawalla, Global Head - Marketing, Sales & Innovation, Godrej Security Solutions Division, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd; Lata Dattatray Sutar, DIG; Sandhya Shetty, model, actor, TV presenter and karate champion; Sunil Mehta, Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director - Central Asia, JWT; Harshada Patil, legal expert on cases pertaining to sexual harassment; Sachin Patil, Senior IPS officer.

Lakshmibai, the Jhansi ki Rani, who valiantly fought the mighty British empire for the sovereignty of her Jhansi  is just the historical figure in modern India. Now a days, we dress up our daughters like Rani Lakshmibai and feel blessed when they win the fancy dress contest. Naturally , majority of our newspapers' headlines scream of rapes , abuses, theft, domestic violence cases for women Generally , we send our sons to Judo , Karate classes and our daughters to Bharatnatyam , Kathak classes. Nothing wrong in learning performing arts like singing , dancing but it's high time , the girls, ladies must learn martial arts for self defense. 
On the background of rising crime against women , Godrej Security Solutions ,  India’s leading security solutions provider, urged women to take charge of their security. Godrej kick started a multi-city consumer awareness programme and campaign #IAmSecure, where over 150 women in Mumbai took the ‘Pledge of Security’. The first leg of #IAmSecure  was held in Mumbai at Godrej One,  to create awareness among women to be more proactive and take charge of their own security, educate them about the various solutions and also educate them about the importance of learning self-defense for leading a safer and secure life. The event witnessed participation of over 150 women from different walks of life pledging to take charge of their security.

Famous Indian Stand-up Comedian Atul Khatri took a humourous dig at the security preparedness among citizens in India. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Safety and security for women is a fundamental right’, which was moderated by Sunil Mehta, Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director - Central Asia, JWT. The panelist included: Mehernosh Pithawalla, Global Head - Marketing, Sales & Innovation, Godrej Security Solutions Division, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd; Sandhya Shetty, model, actor, TV presenter and karate champion; Harshada Patil, legal expert on cases pertaining to sexual harassment, senior representatives from the police force.

National Crime Records Bureau's  (NCRB) recent report states that , in India, every day 312 burglary, 99 robbery, and 1281 theft cases are recorded. Women, children and senior citizens are the victims of such gruesome incidents. Addressing the event, Lata Dattatray Sutar, Senior Female inspector, said, “While the police department is working relentlessly to ensure safety and security of women in the society, it is also important for women to become more aware of their surroundings, rights and take charge of their security. A collaborative effort will further help to fight against this issue.”

Mr, Mehernosh said, “One of the biggest impediments to the adoption of security solutions in India has been a reactive attitude towards adopting solutions to safeguard one's valuables and loved ones. Society is getting more tech-rich and empowered, and yet we remain as vulnerable to crime as before. Today’s safety and security anxieties are tied up not just with personal safety, but with safety of our loved ones at homes, workplaces, schools and campuses, public places and so on. Hence it is important that women too now take charge of their security and pledge to keep themselves as well as their families secure too. We need to make a fundamental change in our behaviour and be more proactive about security.”

Karate champion , Sandhya Shetty said  " Leaning Karate made her feel more secure and confident opined, Prevention is better than cure. It is important that women should learn self-defense and be more aware of their environment and the security threats. I firmly believe that learning self-defense improves agility, alertness and adds to your confidence too as it reduces your dependencies on others for security.”

Godrej Security Solutions introduced it latest range of WiFi enabled DIY CCTVs called EVE. The Eve series is capable of directly streaming videos to the mobile handsets of the home owners, and helps one to watch over their loved ones from across the world. The EVE range of CCTVs has an auto-record function.

Godrej Security Solutions introduced three of their latest innovations on this platform. The three products are a plug and play wifi enabled CCTV camera that allows you to watch over your loved ones from across the world on your phone, wifi enabled video door phone and a plug n play burglar alarm system called Eagle I-Lite that raises an alarm when unusual motion is detected.

To know more on how you can secure your home and family, please download the Safety booklet:

Friday, August 18, 2017

InstaSpect from ICICI Lombard General Insurance for Faster claim settlement

Just the thought of claiming Insurance drives us crazy. We buy the Insurance policy to safeguard our pet asset, our favorite vehicle. We keep on paying the premiums to ensure its long life. One fine day, I mean horrible day , if we meet with an accident , all hell breaks loose as we are suffering from the loss / damage to our pet car. Instead of nursing our wounds , we have to run from pillar to post to raise the claim. We keep on phoning the agent to arrange for inspection of the damaged vehicle , ascertaining the cost of repairs, loads of documents in quadruplicates to be submitted , final approval of the claim and most importantly excruciating stress. These are some of the most important reasons, which make us wary while taking Vehicle insurance. Which company will be worthy to invest in for our favorite vehicles's safety ? 

So friends, now REST ... and Invest in a company which fulfills what it promises instantly. Here's the great news :
ICICI Lombard General Insurance launched ‘InstaSpect’ India’s first live video inspection feature for faster motor insurance claims approvals 

Key features:

 On- the spot vehicle inspection
 Reduced waiting time
 Clarity on coverage and deductions
 Greater transparency
 Assistance with vehicle pick-up services
 Faster claim settlement

ICICI Lombard's InstaSpect – India’s first live video inspection feature for motor insurance claims , allows customers to raise an instant claim via the ICICI Lombard ‘insure’ mobile app.
The customer has to simply stream a live video of the damaged vehicle to an ICICI Lombard claims manager. The claims manager assesses the damage through the video and informs the customer about the extent of liability, documentation and further process involved. The customer can accept the claims manager’s assessment of the damage enabling the claims manager to immediately approve the claim and initiate the vehicle damage repair process.

To understand the level of acceptance of its ‘InstaSpect’ feature, the company had undertaken a survey of over 810 vehicle users in the 25-55 age group. The findings revealed that 94% respondents liked the concept and were keen to use the application; 37% appreciated the on-spot claim assistance process while 26% mentioned that it will bring down the survey time. In an encouraging sign, half of the respondents found the feature, new and interesting.

For a hassle-free claim settlement, a customer needs to open InstaSpect on the ‘insure’ app and click on the ‘InstaSpect’ option which connects to the claims manager. The claims manager guides the customer to do the live video streaming and advises him/ her on how to take the video of specific damaged areas and upload the same along with the policy documents. The manager then provides the policyholder with a rough estimate of the damage and the liability. The details and approvals are sent to the workshop even as the car is being transported there. The entire claim approval process takes a few hours, much
lesser than a normal claim process.

Speaking at the launch of the new solution, Sanjeev Mantri, Executive Director, ICICI Lombard General Insurance said, “At ICICI Lombard, we have always strived to challenge the status quo and provide the best in class experience to our customers by using the latest technology solutions. Through this new age
motor insurance claims feature ‘InstaSpect’ on our 'insure' app, we have made the claims approval process far more efficient and hassle free for the benefit of our customers." Using InstaSpect, a customer can intimate a claim through 4 simple steps

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Hospitality Convention 2017 at St. Andrews

All the stalwarts of the Hospitality industry as well as the TV stars added glamour to the " The Hospitality Convention 2017 " event managed by Paramus Education at St. Andrews auditorium at Bandra ( Mumbai ).

Hospitality celebrities , Chefs, hoteliers, bartenders and more addressed hospitality students in this unique and house packed " The Hospitality convention 2017 on August 12, 2017.


It  was a memorable day in the hospitality industry, as the who's who of the industry came together to address the aspiring hospitality stars of tomorrow. The event was graced by chief guest Abhishek Verma. Ever so charming, the TV star lit the lamp and set the event off to a great start, and soon had the students jumping off their chairs in excitement. 

The show then featured noted baker & entreprenuer Kainaz Messman ( Theobroma  )addressing the students about the importance of adding their heart to their food. 

We then saw notable motivational speaker and event extraordinaire Sushma Gaikwad charge up the students with her innovative rope game. The event was taken to another level with the tricks by flair bartender Pankaj Kamble.

In a way to truly prepare the students for the times ahead, there was a cooking challenge with one representative from each college making their best dish with surprise ingredients. This contest was judged by chefs Rakhee Vaswani, Kunal Kapur & Zorawar Kalra. Kunal & Zorawar then had the students at the edge of their seats with their interesting messages & interactive Q&As.

All in all, the event served a great purpose in motivating the aspiring students & hospitality stars of tomorrow.

Maharaja Bhog Premium Veg Thali - Lower Parel

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Majestic Treat for Eyes as well as for Taste buds #MaharajaBhog at #LowerParel

We Indians have a Desi wisdom about gauging the fame of family. We measure it by the lots of foot-wares in the front-yard of a home. More the foot-wares, means the family is more Famous for it's Hospitality. Based on this same principle, How to judge the popularity of any restaurant or of any business?. More crowded the restaurant then it must be authentic, excellent & Magnificent.  

I am sure the above photograph clicked candidly by me depicts the immense popularity of brand 'Maharaja Bhog' in it's full glory. Believe me this scene greets you whenever you visit it either at Lunch or Dinner time. I was pleasantly surprised , when I received the special invite by newly launched 'Maharaja Bhog'  ( Lower Parel ) , to indulge in a scrumptious meal.

The prime location of majestic 'Maharaja Bhog', being bang on the Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel sorts out many issues. Curiously, it's located on the exact corner of the street, which houses famous restaurants chains of Zaffran , Sweetish house Mafia , The Barking Deer , Summer House Cafe, Cafe Zoe etc. Yes , you read it right and still it was House-full by the time we left it at 9 pm, even on Thursday.

Once you enter the restaurant you are greeted with ' Namaskar '. The palatial ambiance with huge crystal white chandeliers , ancient sikka murals , Marble-White hued opulent sofas, carved, comfy, cushioned, wooden chairs, spaced out tables loaded with large thalis containing many small katoris ( bowls ) , shining silver cutlery ... transforms you into the Maharaja .... instantly. An attendant comes up to you with a silver thali adorned with small ivory statue of Kamdhenu , Tulsi leaves and few coins. The noble cause is 'Maharaja Bhog' donates Rs. 1 per thali to a charity organization.

Those wishing to have Bohri style meal with Family / Friends can opt for this gigantic version of community thali. Now , that you have chosen your own version, the attendant brings an artistically filigreed Surai and big basin to your seat to clean your hands.

Maharaja Bhog offers 30 different menus on 30 days , so you may visit again & again and still get to enjoy variety of feasts, every other day. The Thali is competitively priced as INR. 550 and INR. 250 ( for kids ). Their specialty is Gujarathi , Marwari cuisine with additional regional dishes to balance. Welcome drink, the Kesar ( Saffron ) Sarbat, works wonderfully as a mouth freshener too.

Join us, let's start our food journey in Royal Mood with Sindhi specialty Dal Pakwan Tadka topped with chutneys, diced onion, tomato in a chat style. Generally, I am finicky about variety of foods and still loved Methi Leela Kanda Muthiya with Bajra Rotla. Three types of Indian breads were served including Fulka and  Kaddu Palak Kanda Thepla. The KPK thepla tasted amazing with chutney / pickle / raita too. The pure ghee utilization for all Maharaja Bhog food-preps adds ghar ka swaad (an unique homely flavor ) and charm. 

Service with smile and personified politeness is the finest funda of Maharaja Bhog staff, right from the attendants to the managers. As soon as you finish any kind of food in your thali, the attendants rush to fill it up as per your wish. All throughout your dining at Maharaja Bhog, you feel like you are feasting at your family function where you are pampered deliciously. 

The tasty treat goes on and on with One Steamed and One Fried Farsan : Farali green peas pattice, Bhujiya Cheese Roll and Cabbage PatraFour types of Vegetables : Matar Paneer, Methi Leela Kanda Muthiya, Aloo Patal Bhaji, Kismis Wak daal, Two types of Indian Dals : Rajasthani Dal ( spicy ) and Gujurati Dal ( sweet ), Two types of Kadhi : Rajasthani Kadhi ( spicy ) and Gujurati Kadhi ( sweet ) , Two types of Sweet dishes ( for us : Sitaphal Basundi and Mohan Thal Halwa ) on Weekdays and Three Different types of Sweet Dishes on Weekends , Poppadums , Two types of Chutneys , Salad , Two types of Pickles , Two types of Rice : Steam Rice and Khichdi with Ghee/ butter , Masala Paan , Chaas ( garnished buttermilk ).

Now that I have experienced this Splendid Maharaja Bhog treat , I am eager to repeat it soon with my family at the Infinity Mall - Malad. Please let me know about your Royal treats.  Till then stay tuned to ' Spirit of Mumbai' for the next best review. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whistling Woods International celebrated National Handloom Day

 Handloom is the Richest, Loveliest and most Swadeshi Tradition of India. Handloom lost it's Royal patronage in the British Raj due to industrialization. 
Now it's our responsibility to revive our cultural heritage and embrace the Handlooms gloriously. The budding fashion designers should learn the aesthetic nuances of Handloom in it's various forms , designs and adaptability. 


~The well-known handloom expert Bhamini Subramanium , conducted an interactive session as part of the National Handloom day celebration and shared her experiences and insights about the handloom industry in detail~


 On the occasion of ‘National Handloom Day’, the students of Whistling Woods International - School of Fashion adorned the campus with beautiful colours, as they were dressed in their regional ethnic attires. The cultural event held at the campus to celebrate the pre-historic art of handloom in India, was graced by popular designer and expert, Bhamini Subramaniam. 

The designer spoke at length about the history of the handloom industry in an interactive session with the students and faculty. The expert also shed light on the evolution of handloom and its significance as part of the session.

The session was followed by a series of cultural performances through the form of dance, music and monologues by the students, to express their love and gratitude towards the varied cultures of India as part of the National Handloom Day celebration. Each performance perfectly reflected the essence and culture of different states, paying tribute to the magnificent art and heritage of the country. 

While advising the students, Bhamini Subramaniam said, “Handloom is an indigenous and sustainable art. It has a certain kind of sacredness attached to it. In the recent times, this form of art is not valued and is diminishing at a rapid pace. It is the duty of the future designers to promote and convince the coming generations to cherish this beautiful form of art.” While interacting with the students, she urged them to preserve the ancient art and also value it. She further added, “I think the students must wear khaadi at least once a week, and make it a norm for everyone.” She also mentioned the uniqueness that handloom fabrics bring to our rich culture.


The event culminated on a high and positive note. The guest of honour was presented with a token of appreciation by Rahul Puri, Head of Academics at Whistling Woods International. Wishing the students all the best for their future endeavours, she asked them to enjoy their time at the institute and create a mark for themselves in the fashion industry.

Whistling Woods International (WWI) is a Film, Television, Animation, Communication, Fashion, Music and Media Arts institute located in Mumbai, India. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of Asia’s largest Film, Communication &Media Arts institute. The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated WWI as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the
world in 2014, 2013 & 2010. The campus is located inside Mumbai’s film & television production hub ‘Filmcity’, and offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 3 years. All the major specializations of the Media & Entertainment industry are catered to, including Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Producing, Music, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management Studies, Visual Communication and Fashion Design. Degree and diploma courses offered as accredited to The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Welcome Home VLCC on-demand services

VLCC expands reach with beauty services at home, acquits Vanity Cube, extends to the on-demand services segment

VLCC, a globally renowned brand in beauty and wellness industry, announced its acquisition of Vanity Cube, one of the earliest entrants in the beauty-services- at-home segment, signaling its foray into the fast growing ‘On-Demand Services’ sector. To be rebranded VLCC Vanity Cube, the company currently offers beauty services at home to its customers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mrs. Vandana Luthra, Founder, VLCC, said, “On-demand beauty services have a huge growth potential and will define the next level of disruption in the beauty and wellness industry. There is no clear market leader in the nascent on-demand beauty services space. VLCC, with its presence of over 250 wellness centers and salons in 120 cities across 11 countries as well as 76 skill development academies, through whose portals over 10,000 students pass out annually, will have a distinct edge over competition in this domain. With the addition of beauty on-demand to the existing range of services, VLCC will be able to further extend its reach and availability. The immediate plan is to scale up the operations of Vanity Cube beyond the current 2 cities to 10 cities over the next 18 months.”

Vanity Cube was established by Ms. Renu Bisht and Ms. Pragya Upadhyay in the year 2014. A key differentiator of the start-up has been its ability to deliver services within 90 minutes of booking an appointment. The company is currently operational in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai and has served over 50,000 customers till date, with 60% customers availing a repeat within 45 days of the first service. The company had earlier raised Series A funding from Unicorn Ventures and angel investors, who continue to be minority stakeholders in the company.

Being a leader in the Beauty & Wellness services segment, the foray into On-Demand Beauty Services is a natural progression for VLCC. Already, nearly 60% of the company’s revenue from its wellness centres in India comes from beauty treatments and services.

Commenting on the synergy between the two businesses, Ms. Renu Bisht, Co-Founder, Vanity Cube said, “We, at Vanity Cube, aspire to be the private stylists for each of our customers. We understand that beauty is personal to every individual and hence, we have always focused on delivering high quality services at competitive costs. With VLCC’s expertise, years of experience and scale of reach in beauty services, we will now be able to not only deliver an upgraded and expanded offering to our existing customer base, but also achieve our goal to be a pan-India operation.”

Ms. Pragya Upadhyay, Co-Founder, Vanity Cube added, “We are excited to be a part of the VLCC family. VLCC is a pioneer in the beauty and wellness industry and has always given utmost importance to service quality. We are confident that VLCC Vanity Cube will soon be a preferred brand in the on-demand beauty services category across the country, and not just where we currently operate.”

The organized On-Demand Beauty Services market has gained good traction in the last couple of years, with numerous start-ups having mushroomed in this segment, and is estimated to be anywhere between US$ 2 billion – US$ 3 billion. In India, the industry is growing at a compounded rate of 18.6%, fuelled by affluent and middle class customers.

VLCC Group is founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989, VLCC is today widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group’s operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC Region and East Africa. This includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. VLCC:

• Manages one of the largest chains of Slimming, Beauty & Fitness centers across Asia;

• Runs one of Asia’s largest network of skill development institutes in Beauty & Nutrition;

• Manufactures in Switzerland and the GMP certified company owned plants in India and Singapore, a comprehensive range of over 250 skin-care, hair-care and body-care products as well as nutraceuticals and functional/ fortified foodsunder the VLCC Natural Sciences™, Skin MTX™, Bellewave™, Enavose™, VLCC Slimmer’s ™, VLCC Shape Up™,  and SPECIFIX™ brands and sells them in over 20 countries worldwide

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TCL launched 4K UHD Android TV Smart series in India

TCL brings new generation smart TV by launching 4K UHD Android TV Smart Series C2&P2M in Indian market

Together with Google certification and Harman Kardon Technology, TCL is all set to redefine the smart TV segment 

 TCL, the third largest global TV manufacturer, today announced the launch of its 2017 new TV series in India. With the launch of this Google Certified 4K UHD Android smart TV series C2 & P2M, TCL will take lead in introducing the next generation Smart TV by bringing Android TV to the Indian market.

TCL 4K UHD android TV will provide customers a bunch of smart features - Google Official certification, HDR Pro Harman Kardon Speakers, Wide Colour Gamut, Netflix and Super Narrow Bezel along with stunning picture and sound quality. Designed to provide customers ‘a first of its kind’ experience in the big screen entertainment, TCL C2 and P2M Series will be available in two sizes of 65inch and 55inch.

Speaking at the launch, MrPraveen Valecha, Regional Director of TCL India remarked, “The Smart TV is the future of television. With fast digitisation, there is a paradigm shift in customer preference towards Smart Features. The smart TV market is growing exponentially and is expected to reach Rs 54,000 crores in 2017. These new launches will help us to make strong inroads in the smart TV market.”

Both C2 and P2M will be available for pre-booking on Amazon platform starting Aug 9th to Aug 15th. C2 Series will be available at INR 109990/- for the 65inch. The other offering P2Mis priced at INR 99990 for 65inch and priced at INR 62990 for 55inch.The pre-order offers superb customer benefit – with the purchase of 65 inch and 55inch TCL android TV, the customers will get a 32and a 24inch TV free respectively. By September, they will also be available in most TCL offline stores and online stores as well.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Mike Chen, Country Manager, TCL Multimedia said, “The new TV range from TCL is a potential game-changer in the smart TV segment. Both C2 and P2M have exquisite features to give our customers a whole new experience in the TV viewing experience. Starting today, our new products will be exclusively available through Amazon. In a month’s time by September, our products will be available in our online and offline stores as well.”

Smart Function:
The new series has smart functions to enhance the viewing experience and abundant content powered by Google Android TV OS, Netflix and more. Android TV OS are certified by Google, which is specially optimised for TV to enjoy high resolution entertainment in a big screen. With these new launches TCL would be only the second player in the Indian market to have Google certified android TV. Both C2 and P2M  grants users with accesses to a broad range of Google content including Google Play Store, Games, Music, Movie & TV, Google Cast and Voice Search. With Google Play Store, the users can search and install all TV edition apps for games, movies, shows, music and sports, which is customized for TV with high resolution display and TV-friendly control mode. Google Cast enables the users to cast their favourite videos, games and apps from their mobile devices, in full quality to the TV. With Voice Search, users do not have to look through the complicated navigation bar nor do any tiresome typing - they can simply let Google do it for them by giving instructions. What`s more is that both C2and P2M inbounding with Netflix App—the world’s leading streaming video service provider. This will allow customers to instantly watch thousands of TV episodes & movies with 4K&HDR options. To support Android TV OS and such multiple experience enhancing features, the new TVs come with a strong hardware — quad core A53 1.5Hz CPU, dual core Mali T860GPU, 2.5GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB Storage.

Enhanced Picture Quality:
The new series comes with the guarantee of perfect picture quality through HDR Pro, WCG, 4K UHD and Micro Dimming technologies. In C2 Series, the wide colour gamut technology can deliver the purest LED backlight and display an incredibly wide colour gamut so as to effectively improve the vividness and the sense of reality of colours, as well as the richer layers of the image. Micro Dimming is designed to achieve great contrast by analyzing the video content in hundreds of separate zones and adjusting the brightness and darkness of each of them separately. Combining all these technologies in the 4K UHD screen, C2 can deliver a stunning viewing experience. Both C2 and P2M series’ supreme picture quality is supported by HDR Pro, which produces dazzling image details with accurate reproduction of light and dark shades. Pro allows both hardware and software to comprehensively reach HDR standard. It delivers perfect HDR picture quality and enhances colour richness in dark settings.

Superior Sound Quality:
The new series boasts of Impressive sound quality delivered by Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby & DTS technology. C2 offers the finest sound experience with Harman Kardon speakers placed facing the front so that the sound transmits to the viewers directly without any interference and quality reduction. Both C2 and P2M have DTS decoding enables lossless audio decoding and create a rich acoustic-field replicating the sound of live-studio recordings. Dolby decoder is able to generate immersive 5.1 surround sound. TCL’s unique Smart Volume function can automatically adjust sound volume to eliminate sudden sound fluctuations - typically experienced when switching the channels or during television commercials.

Smart Design:
With artistic design featuring super narrow bezel, TCL C2 - one of the Reddot award 2017 winners is a piece of gorgeous artwork. Slim design combines the function and fashion in a supreme show of elegance. P2Mon the on the hand has golden metal material, super narrow bezel, will bring you unlimited viewing experience and pure echo sound.

With the tilt of consumer preference towards smart features, the market potential of smart gadgets in India is huge. To strengthen its hold in this growing market, TCL launched Movetime in July; a wearable device with built-in gesture control technology along with ability to keep track of calls and messages. TCL will also be unveiling its smart home solution LIFE Home Monitoring Kit shortly. This smart security kit will be available with a full set of stylish yet discreet products, including camera (LIFECAM), door and window sensor (LIFESENSE), and motion detector (LIFEDETECT) that alert users to any intrusion. All of the peripheral devices will be connected by a central hub and can be accessed through a dedicated app. 

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services worldwide under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry. With a portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. TCL Communication ranked as a top-10 global mobile phone manufacturer in the first quarter of 2017 according to IDC and company data. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its highly efficient manufacturing plant in Huizhou, China and nine R&D centers worldwide. For more information, please visit

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