Texecom’s extensive end-user research has clearly indicated a gap between what end users want and what security systems currently, deliver.
Today, security and ‘peace of mind’ are the two main qualities that end users are seeking, but once a system is put in place a large majority of people simply do not use their security system.
Despite the average costs of burglary in the UK
estimated to be £2,525 in damaged and stolen items, only 33% of people with a security system turn it on and 83% of consumers have difficulty using their intelligent devices. Call today to discuss your requirements.
Central to the Texecom Connect App experience is the timeline.
Both past and programmed events are clearly presented, giving the user instant access to review events that have transpired.
This ‘at a glance’ timeline allows users to manage their connected security system how they want to.
Some users may choose to manage by exception, and only be notified and interact when changes or events occur that differ from what they expect.
Others may want to actively manage their property and make regular changes to the alarm and home automation functions.
Whatever they choose, it is all made possible from a clear and unambiguous status screen.
The calendar offers a detailed day-by-day record of the previous two weeks events, with one week of recorded video footage.
By accessing the calendar, users can view past activity including device activations, home automation recipes and system mode changes.
Recorded camera footage can be viewed directly from the calendar as well as the option to view live camera footage.
Rooms & Devices
Devices connected to the system can be used to
create home automation effects.
Devices can be security alarm components or home automation products, and in the future web-based alerts,
such as weather predictions, daylight hours and so on.
Security alarm devices can be used for home automation,
without affecting the integrity of the security alarm system
With Texecom Connect security is paramount, and
the app has been designed to ensure that end users cannot
inadvertently affect the operation of their security system.
Recipes are a user-friendly way of describing the programming actions that are used for automation.
The Texecom Connect App is programmed on the basis of cause and effect.
Example recipes include, ‘when I enter through my front door and it is dark outside, turn on my hall light’ or ‘when someone is detected at my front door, send a notification message to my phone’.
A range of recipes can be grouped into system modes, so certain recipes only take place depending on the mode of the system (in the examples above, you might want to have the app message when someone is at your front door to occur in modes when you are away from the premises).
This is the basic method of operating the home security and
automation system through the Texecom Connect App,
providing pre-set and custom system profiles with at a glance
This is a key short cut that the end user can use to put their premises into a known state depending on how they want to use the system.
For example, in ‘breakfast mode’, we might expect the system to be disarmed, kitchen power sockets on and kitchen lights turned on if it is dark outside.