Geofencing on the DMP virtual keypad app
Automatically control your system based on your location
Introducing Geofencing for Apple® and Android® 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; controlling lights, locks, or thermostats, all automatically. By having a Geofence programmed on your phone you can receive a Smart Arming Reminder if you 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 right on your cell phone in 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 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.
Check out the Mobile Platforms spec sheet, and End Users the Virtual Keypad App Brochure (Residential) or Virtual Keypad App Brochure (Commercial) . You may also view the Virtual Keypad Worksheet here.
The Virtual Keypad App is downloaded and configured from the App Store or the Google Play Store (coming soon) via cellular or network connections. Both residential and commercial system owners can easily access the most-commonly used system functions.
As a DMP Dealer, the first step is to become a SecureCom Wireless Customer by calling at 1-877-300-8030. The SecureCom Wireless Administrator at your company will receive an email allowing you to administer your App portal, allowing you to brand your app's, add customers, add users and add systems anytime using the industry's easiest 2 step eMail Invite— direct to your end user's device. The email that is branded from your company is simple and quick, gives users the ability to use the app with little or no issues and for you to deal with.
The Virtual Keypad App is compatible with new and existing DMP XTL, XT and XR Series panels with cell and internet connections. Add the Virtual Keypad App to ANY alarm panel with Contact I.D. by adding a CellComSL.
View the online help files below for both Apple and Android devices.