FrontPoint Announces Location-Based Services
FrontPoint Security leverages new “geo-based” technology, enhancing customers´ options for controlling and customizing their security systems from their mobile phones.
McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
FrontPoint Security, a nationwide leader in wireless home security, announced the availability of location-based services with their home security system. FrontPoint´s new “Geo Services” feature offers customers a smart option for enhancing their interactive customization and notification capabilities, based on their location.
The Geo Services option is available to all FrontPoint customers with an Interactive or Ultimate Monitoring Plan, for no extra charge. With Geo Services they can integrate their mobile phone location with their FrontPoint system. Following location-specific rules determined by the customer, the FrontPoint security system sends real-time activity alerts based on the customer´s physical location, tracked by their mobile phone.
For example, if customers choose to utilize the popular Arming Reminders feature, they first set up their home “geo-fence,” which is a virtual perimeter around the house (proximity of the geo-fence can be determined by the individual user). If the customer then drives away from the house, exiting the geo-fence without arming the home security system, the system will automatically send notification. This option can even be customized to accommodate multiple mobile phones within the same household.
“We are very excited about the extra levels of safety and intelligence we can build into our security system by adding location-based services,” said Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Peter Rogers. “By leveraging the best technology of the day, we can provide rules-based automation and notifications, and ultimately offer our customers greater convenience, interactivity and overall value.”
The Arming Reminder Geo Service is available now, at no extra charge, to all FrontPoint customers with an Interactive or Ultimate Monitoring plan. In future releases, Geo Services will expand to include home automation and secondary locations. For example, users will be able to set the system to automatically turn on lights or adjust the thermostat as they enter their geo-fence area. Or they can define custom geo-fences around other significant locations like a vacation home, child’s school, or workplace.
The first Geo Services release is compatible with iPhones 4 and up, and Android smartphones version 1.6 and up. Apps for Windows and other smartphones will be released soon. Customers can set up their new locations-based security rules by accessing their account at myfrontpoint.com.
For more information on FrontPoint´s smart security technology, visit http://www.frontpointsecurity.com.
About FrontPoint Security
FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive, wireless home security systems. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all fifty states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and Alarm.com´s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.FrontPointSecurity.com or call 855.296.3945.
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