DMP Virtual Keypad v4.1 Adds Video Verification, System Schedules & More

Included in the updated release is notification of faulted zones when arming, lockdown of public doors and false alarm features.

ATLANTA – Among numerous offerings across its portfolio, DMP highlighted the latest update to its Virtual Keypad App during ASIS 2014.

The version 4.1 software update provides Apple iPad/iPhone users to take greater remote control over their residential or commercial security systems.

“The Virtual Keypad App is like a super remote control, and now it does even more than ever,” says DMP Vice President of Sales Mark NeSmith. “The latest version includes a false alarm reduction feature, simplifies system management with schedules, and includes faulted-zone functionality to allow users to correct a zone issue instead of auto force-arming.”

The XR Series panels now include door and lockdown control features that can be accessed with the app. The upgrade represents the DMP tradition of regular feature and function updates to extend the life and increase the capabilities of existing systems, NeSmith explains.

“And if users add cameras to their system, they will be able to take advantage of the video verification features,” he says.

Here’s a quick glance at additional capabilities included in the 4.1 update:

• Schedules: view, add, edit and delete system schedules for arming/disarming, favorites (includes Z-Wave), outputs and doors.

• Faulted zones: when the system is being armed, the app alerts the user to any faulted zones and allows them to be force-armed, bypassed, or the arming process to be stopped so any problems with the zone can be corrected.

• False alarm reduction: when receiving an intrusion alarm push notification, “Is this a false alarm?” is displayed, allowing the user to confirm or cancel the alarm by tapping yes or no.

• Enhanced video verification: If cameras are on the system, users can click on the alarm push notification and open the app to view a list of available camera views, giving them the ability to verify the alarm based on the video clips and live thumbnails.

• Door control and lockdown: lock and unlock doors, and initiate lockdown to all public doors and Z-Wave locks (XR150/XR350/XR550 systems).

• Rooms with a view: Allows users to watch real-time device activation when clicking on hotspots embedded in the associated video stream.

Android users can expect the 4.1 version of the app to launch with the new features in October, according to the company. Installing security contractors and other security professionals can sign up for a Virtual Keypad App 4.1 Update Webinar, held Oct. 8 at noon CDT. For more information or to register, click here.

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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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