It seems that every day our smartphones continue to fulfill their promise of introducing greater ease and efficiency into our lives. Whether it’s helping us to manage our daily tasks, keeping in touch with friends and family or staying informed and entertained, many of us are becoming increasingly reliant on these powerful devices. Manufacturers in the computer, home theater and automobile industries are answering this demand by continually introducing products that give users easy operation of connected electronic devices through their smartphone. A host of other industries are also delivering effective smartphone integration and the security industry is right there in the mix.
In his recent post on the SDM Magazine blog, contributor Dave Simon explored the trend that the security industry is embracing towards “gadgetizing”. Simply put, gadgetizing is tying the various electronic devices in the home together so they can be operated through the smartphone as the central point of control. This is certainly a powerful proposition for all aspects of residential and business security and one that has been envisioned for years, but only now do we have the right technology mix and adoption to truly realize the promise of gadgetizing.
As smartphone use continues to rise, security companies like Stanley Security are responding by introducing tools such as eServices. Through eServices Mobile Apps, Stanley Security customers can protect what’s important to them by easily accessing their day-to-day security information on their iPhone or Blackberry. Customers can use their mobile device to view live video at all their locations connected to Stanley’s eVideoManager Live service and view live video feed and video verification clips to confirm alarm incidents through eVideoManager Video Alarm Verification. Users can also receive detailed information about their installation project statuses, alarm summary details and service ticket statuses.
The smartphone has empowered us with a considerable amount of control right in the palm of our hands and manufacturers are responding by introducing new products that expand the possibilities of gadgetizing. Cutting-edge platforms like eServices from Stanley Security empower the end user with the control they desire and allow customers to manage all of their security applications, giving them more convenient access, control and insight into their security systems from the same device that powers many other aspects of their lives.