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Honeywell has launched Total ConnectBox, described as a self-monitoring wireless security system for home and small businesses; and TotalConnect Pro Manager, a maintenance tool for installers, pictured.
As part of Honeywell’s Connected Home offering, Total Connect Box offers a compact security system with a choice of Ethernet and GPRS communicators, and an optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module. When an alarm is triggered, home owners can receive an email alert, voice notification or a text message, and can access more details through the Total Connect 2.0E Web application on the Honeywell Cloud. Through an interface they can remotely arm, disarm, or check the status of the security system from their smartphone, tablet or computer, from anywhere. If the security system includes one or more CAMIR-F1 camera motion sensor, images can be recorded and stored in the Honeywell Cloud.
Total Connect Box supports a number of security peripherals including motion sensors, door/shock contacts, panic alarm buttons, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, and also alerts the customer to electrical main power failure, low battery and flood detection. In some cases, the installer can also use Total Connect Box as a communication gateway for smoke and CO detectors. Installers can also offer their customers the ability to control their lighting and heating systems remotely using the Total Connect 2.0E Web app and Honeywell’s Smartplugs. The Web app also allows users to track power consumption, helping them to save energy and associated costs.
Total Connect Pro Manager was also launched, for installers to maintain their customers’ Total Connect Box; as a maintenance tool hosted in the Honeywell Cloud, for installers to remotely access their customers’ Total Connect Box control panels. Installers can perform diagnostics, adjust configurations, and offer maintenance to customers. For example, installers can alert customers if a battery level is low on their system, or if a change to a sensor location has caused poor radio transmission levels.
Flavio Daffara, product marketing manager, security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, said: “We wanted to create a dedicated self-monitoring solution offering real value to our security professionals. That’s why we developed new services for them using Honeywell Cloud, allowing them to easily and conveniently offer preventive maintenance services and home automation options to their customers.”