Honeywell has joined Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program and has launched an updated app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices
Honeywell’s participation in the Crestron program means security installers can integrate enhanced models of the company’s VISTA alarm panels into any home or business controlled by a Crestron automation system, the company says. The enhanced VISTA product range includes the VISTA 128BPE/250BPE Rev 4.0 and higher burglary panels, and the VISTA 128FBP/250FBP fire burglary panels.
The new Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices app lets users control their security systems and view live, streaming video from any remote location. This version is the latest application of Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Services, which let consumers utilize the Internet, smartphones, and cameras to stay connected to their homes and businesses wherever they are.
End-users can now toggle between security system keypad functions and video viewing with the tap of a finger, the company says. In the Video mode, users can view live video, record and store video clips, take snapshots or have custom video alerts or pictures e-mailed to them upon an event, such as a delivery taking place or a child arriving home from school.
In the Security mode, the app replicates a physical keypad, letting users arm, disarm and silence their systems, bypass doors and control lights and garage doors. When combined with anti-theft and environmental sensors, end-users can receive alerts on mobile devices if valuable objects have been moved and if flood or extreme temperature changes have been detected, according to the company.
Total Connect subscribers can download the Total Connect App for free in the Apple iTunes App Store.