Automatically control your system based on your location
If you're an Apple® or Android® user, did you know you can use DMP's Virtual Keypad app to create virtual fences around your home or business? Based on the location services (GPS) on your cell phone, the alarm system recognizes when the fence has been exited or entered, triggering a Favorite to activate and control devices. Automatically turn the lights on or off, lock or unlock doors, even adjust the thermostat! By having a Geofence programmed on your phone, you can receive a Smart Arming Reminder if you're the last registered app user to leave the premises and the system is still disarmed. These features enhance security, reduce energy costs, and maximize convenience. Only DMP offers the ability to create and control geofencing right on your cell phone with the app.
“DMP continues to offer new features that provide a bigger payback on end users’ alarm system investment,” said Jeff Britton, VP of Product Design. “Geofencing provides yet another way they can take advantage of their system’s automation trigger and manage those features via their cell phones. Geofencing via Virtual Keypad enables DMP authorized dealers to offer their customers the latest in home security technology."
Users can create a geofence directly on their smartphones and 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 Favorite named “HOME” could be activated when you enter the geofence around your residence, triggering system automation features to adjust the temperature, turn on the lights, and open the garage door as soon as you turn onto your street. Likewise, you can create a “NOT HOME” Favorite, triggered when you exit the geofence, to set back the thermostat, turn the lights off, close the garage door, and lock the entry doors.
You can have up to 20 geofences via the Virtual Keypad. Geofences can be programmed using your current location or by manually entering an address on your cell phone. Both options allow you to create the perimeter by zooming in or out of the map. The geofencing technology tool is fully functional on a smartphone.
Virtual Keypad is downloaded and configured from the App Store or the Google Play Store via cellular or network connections. Both residential and commercial system owners can easily access the most-commonly used system functions.
If you're a DMP dealer, the first step is to become a SecureCom Wireless customer by calling 877-300-8030. Let us know who your company's SecureCom administrator will be, and we'll send that person an e-mail with admin rights to your app portal. This will allow you to brand your apps and add customers, users, and systems anytime using the industry's easiest two-step eMail Invite — direct to your customers' devices. It's a quick and easy way to invite your customers to use the app.
Virtual Keypad is compatible with new and existing DMP XTL, XT and XR Series panels with cell and Internet connections. Add Virtual Keypad to ANY alarm panel with Contact I.D. by adding a CellComSL.
View the online help files below for both Apple and Android devices.