The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate need to avoid touch, and that may be creating concerns about using your keypad to arm or disarm your security systems. Regardless of which system you’re using, here are several ways to arm and disarm your systems without touching the keypad.
Almost everyone loves graphic touchscreen and touchless keypads. But did you also know about codeless arming and disarming features? At home and particularly at work where several people use the same keypad, there’s no need to take the chance of touching the screen to enter your codes. Integrated Security Specialists offer keypads with built-in proximity readers which allow you to present your own credential instead. We offer touchless keypads with a variety of programmable credentials, including cards, fobs or the DMP Prox Patch™, a small, adhesive “button” that users can attach to a wallet or phone.
Compatible With Every Panel
And don’t forget: This codeless arming/disarming feature is compatible with every control panel. Even if your systems are older and use the graphic touchscreen or thinline LCD keypads, Integrated Security Specialists can install proximity versions that eliminate the touch and the risk when arming and disarming your alarm systems.
Wireless? Take Advantage of the 1144.
For touchless arming and disarming, as well as access control, the 1144 wireless key fob transmitter with built-in proximity credential is the perfect solution. It also can be used as a panic button to silently signal emergencies.
At home and work, credentials are a prefect tool to give employees, baby sitters, after-hours cleaning services — anyone you authorize — a touchless way to interact with your keypad. For customers with XR Series panels, using credentials also means being able to schedule the system to automatically arm after a certain amount of time. This gives the assurance that systems will always be armed when they need to be.
Remote Programming for Social Distancing
Dealer Admin™ makes it easy to provide these credentials while respecting social distancing requirements. Simply program the user codes and drop their credentials in the mail. With very little training needed, you can begin using the credentials right away. This creates a win-win – you don’t need to roll a truck, and you have the ability to manage your systems without any contact.
Integrated Security Specialists offers other contactless solutions. Virtual Keypad™, for instance, lets you control your system right from your own personal cell phone.
Control Your Alarm System Using Siri® with the Virtual Keypad App
When you need to arm or disarm your system, have Siri do it for you! With the Virtual Keypad app, you can use Siri to arm and disarm your system as well as activate Favorites like locks, lights and thermostats. You can even program geofences on your phone to trigger these Favorites based on the location services (GPS) on your cell phone.
That’s the beauty of a voice controlled smart assistant — it’s a shortcut for managing routine system features. And by using your own app, you’re avoiding touching anything that other people are touching. As we’re all doing what we can to eliminate spreading the virus, Virtual Keypad is the perfect tool because it’s your personal device, and you have full control of your system.
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