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.
CONCORD, N.C.—ISI Alarms, a super-regional based here, is relocating its headquarters and call center to a new community and a much larger space, and is planning to hire as many as 200 additional employees over the next two years, according to company officials.
YONKERS, N.Y.—Online Alarm Quotes—a new dealer program based here that says it’s unique because it buys accounts for renters and those with low credit scores—recently announced it has selected Honeywell as its exclusive supplier.
ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.
SANTA CLARA—The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, on Aug. 30 announced it has elected Larry Lien of Proximex as its new chairman and Marine Drive of Honeywell as vice chairman.
YARMOUTH, Maine—The security industry bodies that have stepped forward to advocate for a standardized future for physical security have all made moves and issued press releases recently that tout progress being made. SIA, PSIA and ONVIF all say that in the short time since ISC West, more and more compliant products have been released and have been demonstrated to work seamlessly together.
In a deal designed to enable its HIS dealers to do more complex systems integration jobs and provide more customized solutions, Honeywell announced at ISC West that it will integrate its security and building management platform with Boeing’s VSOC, it’s PSIM-type solution.