Honeywell just announced the release of an Android app that sounds pretty cool, so I thought I’d share. Here’s more from the Oct. 13 announcement:
Honeywell has launched a new application for Android devices, letting users control their security systems and view live, streaming video from any remote location. This version is the latest application of Honeywell’s popular Total Connect 2.0 Remote Services, which allows consumers to utilize the Internet, smartphones, cameras and more to stay connected to their homes and businesses wherever they are.
The new icon-based user interface allows users to control security system keypad functions and video viewing with the tap of a finger. They can view live video, record and store video clips, take snapshots or have video clips or pictures e-mailed to them upon an event, such as a delivery taking place or a child arriving home from school. The app also 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. Total Connect 2.0 subscribers can download the app for free in the Android Market.