If you have the Lyric Home Security system in your home, you know that the system not only keeps your home safe but does it in a convenient, user-friendly way. However, if you are using the system without the Total Connect app, you are only taking advantage of a few of Lyric’s automated features that are meant to make your life a little bit easier.
Before we dive into all of the great things that Total Connect can do, let’s take a quick step back and talk about what it is and how exactly it works to control a variety of household products.
What is Total Connect?
It’s an app that can be can be used on a computer, tablet, smartphone (and even Apple watch) to remotely control your home’s security system and other Z-Wave® enabled devices (lights, locks and thermostats).
What is Z-Wave® and how does it work?
According to the manufacturers, Z-Wave® is “a wireless radio frequency technology that lets smart devices talk to and connect with one another. Household products, like lights, door locks and thermostats are made “smart” when Z-Wave® connectivity is added inside the product’s design, giving them the capability to communicate and perform the desired functions.”
Products powered by Z-Wave® technology work together and can be controlled using a single app on your smartphone, tablet or computer, in this case that app is Total Connect!
What can you do with Total Connect?
Let’s take a look at a few common day-to-day scenarios and how Total Connect can make them a little better:
- You are walking into the office and you realize that you forgot to close the garage door. If you have a Z-Wave® enabled garage door opener, you can close the door from the convenience of your phone or computer.
- You have children or pets at home and you wonder how they are getting along while you’re at work or away on a trip. Well, Total Connect allows you to access and stream real-time video from up to 6 different video cameras. You can quickly and easily look in on your loved ones while you are away.
- Your spouse or kids forgot their house key, the code to the smart lock, or the code to disarm the security system; you can use the Total Connect app to help them no matter where you are. Since the app integrates with smart locks and EPS home security systems, it can be used to unlock doors and disarm/arm systems.
- You forgot to turn off the lights and to adjust the thermostat before leaving the house for an extended period of time. With Total Connect, you can easily control smart thermostats and smart lighting to manage energy usage and save money on your bills.
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