Camouflaged EV Chargers to Boost Security

In recognition of the mounting security risks faced by outside domestic EV chargers, a company has launched a range of camouflaged units.

Andersen has launched the charger that can match the wall box to the exterior design of its user’s house. On sale today for in the UK from £9,999 ($13,110), the Andersen-2-Invisible comes with in-built camouflage technology.

With the EV wall box manufacturer already offers 96 different color options across its current range. To match the unit to its surroundings consumers take a picture of the wall they want to affix the charge point to prior to installation. Then once the wall box is installed, they upload the picture to Andersen’s Konnect+ app and activate camouflage mode.

The camouflage technology, which are high-definition 4k mini screens built into the front and side panels of the A-2-1, then mimics the pattern of the wall behind it. When camouflage mode is turned off, the unit reverts to its original box design.

Cameron O’Flage, head of the technology, said: “Our brand mission has always been to produce elegant charge points which customers can personalize to match the design of their house. With the introduction of the A-2-I to our product range, we’ve taken that ambition to the extreme. We are proud our chargers are already compatible with every EV on the market, now they’re compatible with every house on the market.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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