With any browser, users can arm or disarm their security systems, plus control lights, locks, thermostats, and cameras.
There's no need to wonder if you armed your system before leaving home or work. The app's interactive shield on the home screen gives system status at a glance and provides all the arming and disarming commands. Residential users can arm in Home/Sleep/Away modes. Businesses have options to arm All/Perimeter or Area.
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 an employee is hired or leaves the company, 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, the administrator can easily establish schedules to give specified employees 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 devices by taking a photo and adding hotspots 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 easily take their residential or commercial automation to the next level by grouping devices and actions into Favorites that can be initiated with a single tap. 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 for pre-set times.
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, and identify and prosecute perpetrators. It also can be very helpful in keeping an eye on the office, or children, as well as elderly parents at home.