February 03, 2015
Automatically control your system with Geofencing
Introducing Geofencing for Apple® Virtual Keypad App users. Geofencing allows users to create virtual
fences using the location services (GPS) on their cell phone. The alarm system recognizes when the fence has been exited or entered, triggering a Favorite to activate lights, locks, or thermostats, all automatically. By having a Geofence programmed on their phone, your customer can receive a Smart Arming Reminder if they are the last one to leave the premises. These features offer both residential and commercial accounts enhanced security, reduced energy costs, and additional convenience. Only DMP offers the ability to create and control geofencing directly from a cell phone in the App. To start using Geofencing, users simply update their app from the App Store™ and dealers need to check (âœ“) the Geofence box to enable geofences for that user in the VK Admin page.
“DMP continues to offer new features that provide a bigger payback on end users’ alarm system investment,” said Mark NeSmith, VP of Sales. “Geofencing provides yet another way that they can take advantage of their system’s automation triggers, and delivers those features via cell phone. Geofencing via the Virtual Keypad App enables DMP authorized dealers to offer their customers the latest in home security technology.”
Users can create a geofence directly on their smart phone. Once created, they can link it to one of their Favorites, which are user-defined sets of automation features. Multiple geofences can be created to activate more than one Favorite, or to activate Favorites when they enter or exit certain geo-locations.
For example, a user can turn on their Smart Arming Reminder to alert them when they are the last registered App user to leave the premises and the system is still disarmed. This feature has real value for both residential and commercial users.
Another example, a Favorite named “HOME” could be activated when the user enters the geofence around their residence, triggering system automation features to adjust the temperature, turn on the lights, and open the garage door as they turn the corner of their street. They can also create a “NOT HOME” favorite, triggered when they exit the geofence, to set back their thermostat, turn the lights off, close the garage door, and lock the entry doors.
Users can have up to 20 geofences via the DMP Virtual Keypad App. Geofences can be programmed using the user’s current location or by manually entering an address on their cell phone. Both options allow users to create the perimeter by zooming in or out of the map. The geofencing technology tool is fully functional on a smartphone.
All App features are accessed through an elegant, intuitive interface. Stay tuned for the App to hit Google Play shortly.
Geofencing also works with CellComSL communicators.
For more information, register for the Virtual Keypad App Geofence webinar on February 18th, 1 pm CST.