The Virtual Keypad allows security system owners to have browser control. Home and business owners can arm or disarm, control lights, locks, thermostats and cameras and offers automated services with any browser.
Users never again need to worry about whether they armed their system before leaving their home or business. The app displays system status at a glance, and provides all the arming and disarming commands via the intuitive interactive shield on the home screen. Residential users can arm in Home/Sleep/Away modes and commercial accounts with All/Perimeter or Area arming.
Manage System Users
VirtualKeypad.com provides convenient access to many system management activities, including the ability to manage users. The system owner can quickly add or delete users from the system, or change their login credentials. This is especially valuable for commercial applications, where employees come and go and their facility access privileges need to be quickly updated.
Manage System Profiles
Commercial users can use the app to manage the profiles of employees and others who need to access the facility or operate the security system. Profiles provide user code authority and access rights. Instead of entering all the system data each time a new employee is hired, fired or let go, the system administrator simply selects the corresponding profile to map to the user.
Manage User Schedules
Another popular feature for commercial users is the ability to manage user schedules via the app. Using VirtualKeypad.com interface, the administrator can easily establish schedules that provide specified employees with access to specific areas at designated times. Contractors, such as cleaning or service crews, can also be managed, limiting the times they can enter and where they can go in the facility.
Smart Control via Z-Wave Devices
Residential and commercial users are eagerly adopting smart Z-Wave technology to affordably add automation features to their security systems. All of the devices can be controlled via the app, enabling users to control lights, adjust their HVAC system, lock/unlock doors, and more. They can even create a customized, visual room control screen on their mobile device by taking a photo and adding hot spots for control of each Z-Wave device.
Scheduling & Automating Smart Control
Individual Z-Wave devices are easily accessed by the app, but users can also take their residential or commercial automation to the next level. Users can easily group devices and actions into Favorites that can be initiated with a single tap on the app. Z-Wave devices also can be linked to other panel actions so that, for example, when the system is armed the panel locks the doors, adjusts the thermostat, and turns on security lighting. Setting up favorites also allows users to schedule their automation devices so that the lights turn off and thermostat turns down at a pre-set time.
When the user receives an unexpected system alert, whether it’s an arm, disarm or an alarm, they can instantly view the system cameras to determine the cause of the alert. They also have the option to record video, access video clips and download video. Video verification is a powerful tool to reduce false alarms, identify and prosecute perpetrators, as well as conduct a routine check on children or aged parents and keep an eye on the office.