Virtual Keypad App

When selecting your security system, carefully consider the communication options and features. While most systems provide basic home protection, the right communication capabilities greatly enhance the security performance of your system.  One of the enhancements that is becoming popular with security systems is the Virtual Keypad App.

Customers download the Virtual Keypad App on their smartphone and can begin to manage their security alarm system anywhere they go. The App allows users to remotely arm/disarm the system in an instant, check system status & history of events, control Z-Wave devices (lights, thermostats, door locks), access video surveillance and more.  The convenience of the app allows customers to protect their home or business at any time from anywhere.

  • You’re out of town and need to let a pet sitter, contractor or neighbor in your home. Use your Virtual Keypad app to lock/unlock, arm/disarm, turn on lights, view cameras, and more.
  • Stay connected with your older children after school by turning on notifications in the Virtual Keypad App. When your children walk through the door the Virtual Keypad App will notify you your children are home and safe after school.
  • It’s never been easier to keep your thermostats at just the right temperature! Set up schedules on your Virtual Keypad App to save on energy costs and keep your home comfortable.
  • You’ve been running errands and just got to the play-date with your kids, and realize you forgot to adjust the AC and arm your alarm system. With the Virtual Keypad App, you can do it directly from your phone, or program a schedule to take care of that for you so you never have to worry about it.

Besides the additional security and convenience benefits, the Virtual Keypad App smart home features also save you time and money.

To receive additional information on the Virtual Keypad App and learn how to turn your home into a smart home, contact our office today and a sales representative will gladly assist you.

Use the Virtual Keypad App in a Browser on any Computer or Tablet, Arm/Disarm, Turn Lights On or Off and change the Temperature with one Favorite and Geofencing notifies you when you leave your home and forgot to Arm your house or turns your AC or Heat on when you get close to home.

Virtual Keypad™ Now Available on the Amazon Echo™

“Hey, Alexa, tell Virtual Keypad to arm my system away.”

The Virtual Keypad App is now available as an Amazon Echo skill. The Virtual Keypad skill for the Amazon Echo offers a new way for you to arm your system and conveniently control Z-Wave™ devices. Below is a list of all current functions and commands:

Arming: All arming commands must start with “Alexa, tell Virtual Keypad to…” Then, say one of these phrases to select an arming type:

  • “arm my system home.”
  • “arm my system sleep.”
  • “arm my system away.”
  • “arm my system all.”
  • “arm my system perimeter.”

Favorites: To activate a favorite, say “Alexa, activate (favorite name).”

Lights: To turn Z-Wave lights on or off, say “Alexa, turn on (light name).” or “Alexa, turn off (light name).” You can also dim Z-Wave lights to any percentage by saying “Alexa, turn on (light name) to (percentage).” For example, “Alexa, turn on kitchen light to 50%.”

Locks: Z-Wave locks can be locked by saying “Alexa, lock my (lock name).”

Thermostats: To set the temperature using your Amazon Echo and a Z-Wave thermostat, say “Alexa, set my (upstairs) thermostat temperature to (degree).”

To get the new Virtual Keypad skill, download the Amazon Alexa App and login with your Amazon account information. Search for the Virtual Keypad skills and enable them – there are two available, and you will need both. Use your Virtual Keypad email address and password to login and select the system you would like to control.

The app is free to download and is included for current app users. The Amazon Echo skill is a convenient way for current Virtual Keypad App users to control several system features by simply using their voice.

The Virtual Keypad app is also available on the Apple TV® and coming soon to the Google Home™.

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