When it comes to Commercial security systems and accessories, there is no one size fits all solution. Every business is different and has different security needs. As a result, there are a variety of service providers and products on the market. But today let’s take a closer look at Honeywell security systems and their integrated Total Connect app.
So, what is Total Connect? It’s an app that can be used on a computer, tablet, smartphone (and even Apple watch) to remotely control your security system and other Z-Wave® enabled devices (lights, locks and thermostats). Sounds pretty great, right? If you think so, check out these 3 signs that Total Connect might be a good fit for your business.
1. You have an existing intrusion system to integrate with.
As briefly mentioned, Total Connect can only be used in Commercial applications if it’s in conjunction with an existing intrusion alarm system from Honeywell. The app is not compatible with alarm and security systems that are made by other manufacturers or combination fire alarm & security systems
If you DO have an existing Honeywell system, using the Total Connect app can help you take full advantage of your system and its capabilities. Total Connect gives you remote access and control of your system, and therefore, your business. Your system may be immediately ready to take advantage of Total Connect.
2. You have multiple locations to keep an eye on.
Do you run several locations of a franchise or does your business have multiple locations? Or do you have a manufacturing or storage facility and a storefront? Whatever your business model, if you have multiple buildings to keep track of, the Total Connect app could be a great fit for your business.
With the app, you can manage and monitor multiple sites from a single account. And what exactly do we mean by “manage”? Well, from the app you can do things like:
- Arm/disarm your system
- Control lights
- Check video cameras
- Receive real-time alerts of system activity
- Add or remove users
3. You are on the go and can’t always be at your business.
The life of a business owner is a busy one. Trying to balance commitments and meetings with your personal life and family means that you simply can’t be at your business 24/7/365 (even if you might like to be).
However, with the Total Connect app, you can check in on your business anytime, from anywhere. Access a live feed from up to 6 video cameras, so you can make sure that things are going smoothly and ensure that your employees are following all store and legal procedures. For example, if you own a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol you can look in to see if your staff is carding patrons and not serving minors.
Being able to check in like this can be very important if you are away from your business for days or weeks at a time.
If you want to learn more about the Total Connect app, to decide if it is, in fact, a good fit for your business and your security needs, click the button below!