MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2007 - Honeywell today announced the release of the Total Connect suite of digital communications services-a unique new offering that lets consumers utilize the Internet, PDAs, cell phones, video cameras and more to stay connected to their homes and businesses. It is also an ideal way for dealers to increase RMR while addressing the challenges of VoIP and cell phone-only residences and businesses.
Total Connect consists of a suite of basic and enhanced services that allow dealers to offer whatever service combinations they choose. Basic services include SMS and Web-based remote system control and e-mail notification of non critical events. Once logged onto a secure website, consumers can control their security systems and perform other tasks via a virtual keypad using any web browser on a PC, compatible PDA or web-enabled cell phone.
With enhanced services, consumers can receive video notification of system events. When adding cameras to the system, a picture or series of pictures can be sent to a PDA, cell phone or e-mail address upon an alarm or a pre-programmed event. The user can also initiate this process by requesting info from a mobile device or viewing live, streaming video through a web browser or Honeywell's Symphony Touchscreen keypad.
"Honeywell's Total Connect services are an excellent way for dealers to differentiate themselves from competitors who don't provide remote service offerings," explained Gordon Hope, vice president of AlarmNet. "The ability to be directly connected to the system is a major advantage to the consumer, because it simplifies and streamlines the way they interact with their homes or businesses on a day-to-day basis by intelligently utilizing everything today's technology has to offer."
For more information on Honeywell's Total Connect Services, please call 1-800-467-5875.