equIP Your Business with High Quality Video and Performance

Traci Hall by Traci Hall | 12.08.2016

As a security professional, you know the importance that video can play in an investigation. Our new equIP series IP cameras is taking quality and reliability to the next level so that your customers can benefit from enhanced protection. These new 14 cameras plus two PTZs capture crisp, clear video in low-light environments. Whether you are monitoring a warehouse that is dark at night and bright in the day or a train station that is rainy or dry, these cameras will provide crisp video.

To really understand how clear the image is, take a few minutes to watch the video below to see a side by side comparison in actual environments.

If YouTube is blocked, you can view the video here.

Why the Change?
The latest enhancements to our overall portfolio of video technology are designed to improve ease of use for operators, simplify installation for security professionals, and provide higher-quality video to help protect facilities.  The updated line includes cameras that come in four megapixel (4MP), 1080p, and 1080p ultra-low light resolutions. These cameras feature wide dynamic range imaging, which provides accurate video capture in high-contrast lighting and extreme backlit scenes, and uses edge enhancement for maximum clarity.

To save installation time and integration costs, the equIP cameras support ONVIF Profile S and G and integrate with both Honeywell NVRs (including MAXPRO, HUS, DVM, and Performance Embedded) and third-party manufacturers. The built-in PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates separate power supply and associated wiring.

Other enhancements include remote configuration, motorized zoom adjustments and auto focus through the web client or from the NVR Onboard Video Storage. And, it supports up to 128 GB microSDHC (Class 10) card for local video storage when the network is interrupted.

The new equIP cameras are part of Honeywell’s complete video portfolio that includes MAXPRO NVR, Embedded NVRs, Performance Series, MAXPRO Cloud, and Xtralis analytics. If you’d like to learn more click here or call 1.800.323.4576.

AlarmNet 360: Your Gateway to Convenience

Michelle Nettuno by Michelle Nettuno | 12.06.2016

We recently launched Lyric Gateway, the latest addition to the Lyric family. Serving as the central hub for security, lights, locks, thermostats, cameras and more, it has a beautiful, contemporary design geared for people on the go. AlarmNet 360 is the central hub for Lyric Gateway installations and management, geared for dealers and centrals on the go – like you. This next-generation cloud management platform helps make the process fast and simple.

AlarmNet 360 and Lyric Gateway

AlarmNet 360 and the AlarmNet 360 app for Lyric Gateway provide many benefits for your business.

For those of us who have come to depend on our apps, the AlarmNet 360 app adds another layer of convenience.  There’s an app for Apple as well as Android aficionados, and they are ready to download from iTunes or the Google Play store. Once downloaded, you’ll see two click areas on the app’s landing (login) page: one to “Login” and another to “Manage Lyric Gateway.”

Login Option
The app’s Login button takes you to the mobile website, where you can handle many programming and troubleshooting functions for Lyric Gateway, including enrollment of Z-Wave devices.  The list of mobile site functions is always growing, so keep checking for the latest enhancements.

Manage Lyric Gateway Option
The app’s Manage Lyric Gateway option may be used to set up the Wi-Fi connection to customers’ routers, and to transfer panel programming from AlarmNet 360 to the Lyric Gateway. Firmware upgrades can be done via the app or through the website.

You Can Benefit from the Following Features:

  • Quick, streamlined zone, panel and communicator programming
  • Easy enrollment of Z-Wave devices via the app or mobile website
  • Information automatically downloads from AlarmNet 360 to Lyric Gateway via the app
  • Panel auto-registers with AlarmNet 360 upon connectivity
  • Removes additional programming steps and speeds up installations
  • Quick, easy and intuitive—saving time and bandwidth
  • Simple firmware upgrades and panel configuration transfers via the cloud

Using AlarmNet 360 and the AlarmNet 360 app for Lyric Gateway may result in significant time savings for your company—resulting in more installs per day and positively impacting your bottom line. For more information, be sure to check out the landing page at alarmnet360.com.

CONNECT 2016 Attendees Help the Community

Cindy Nardella by Cindy Nardella | 11.29.2016

Another CONNECT event is in the history books – and boy, what a good one it was! At CONNECT 2016, in Hollywood Florida, we had over 800 attendees from the Honeywell Authorized Dealer programs. To kick things off, Honeywell hosted the second annual community service event at CONNECT.

One thing that stands out about the Honeywell Authorized Dealer network is the commitment to giving back to the community. With that in mind, we teamed up with Cheeriodicals to build cheer kits for children in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. These cheer kits were both for the children and the parents and included snacks, magazines, puzzles, crafts, stuffed animals, small toys and baby clothes. We had 100 authorized dealers participating and we built 250 boxes. We assembled a variety of boxes – from preemies, to boys and girls 2-5, 6-10, tweens, and 13 year olds.

If YouTube is blocked, you can view the video here.

After completing the assembly, we had 10 dealers volunteer to go to the hospital and deliver the boxes to the children and parents. And yes – We had enough to deliver to the 242 children currently at the hospital.

I personally want to thank all of the dealers who participated. Knowing that we helped put a smile on the faces of the children and parents at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital truly warmed my heart. To see the great work our dealers did that day, take a few minutes to watch the video above.

A Close Call with a Silent Killer

Ralph Maniscalco by Ralph Maniscalco | 11.21.2016

COWhile in the back yard of my home this summer, I heard the CO alarm go off on the first floor. As I was running upstairs to check on my wife and daughter, the central station called and notified me of the alarm. They told us to leave immediately and that they would summon the Fire Department to test for CO.

To me, it was surreal, because unlike when a smoke detector goes off when you are at home, there is usually an obvious cause (burnt toast, bathroom steam or an actual fire). With CO, there is nothing obvious! And because of this I didn’t really feel there was cause to quickly react…boy that was dumb!

When the fire department got there, they found CO that started on the first floor by the gas burner and had moved up to the bedrooms on the second floor.  They opened the garage doors and all of the windows. It took over a half hour to properly vent the home. We were all tested for CO intake and thankfully everyone was okay. We later found out it was related to the flue on our gas boiler… and I had it repaired the next day.

We all hear that the CO danger in homes increases during the heating season as these systems get fired up after sitting idle for the summer months. This freak occurrence happened during the summer on one of the hottest days of the year! The fire department chief said the Honeywell CO detector worked flawlessly and was the reason no one suffered any ill effects from the rising CO levels. Sometimes we all forget why we do what we do, and this incident let me realize that helping to save lives is the best reason to keep doing it.

Right on Track with Geofencing Arming Reminders for Honeywell Total Connect

Donna Namorato by Donna Namorato | 11.15.2016

With people leading such busy lives, it’s rewarding to be able to offer them ways to stay connected and secure. We just released a new update to our Honeywell Total Connect iOS app that includes geofencing arming reminders.

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The latest Honeywell Total Connect iOS app includes geofencing arming reminders for your customers.

How Does It Work?
Have you ever left the house and forgot to arm your system? We’ve all done that from time to time. With this new update, iOS users can give permission so that if they travel beyond a predetermined geographic area (they set up), they will receive a push notification letting them know they forget to arm their system.

This feature provides added value since it helps remind them to keep their home protected when they are away. There’s no need to drive back home. The homeowner can simply arm the system from the Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 iOS app. It can’t get much easier than that.

This expansion of the Honeywell Total Connect platform lets your customers experience all of the amazing, lifestyle-enhancing benefits of the Honeywell connected home on a whole new level—all from the industry’s only true, end-to-end security and remote services provider. Don’t forget to download the latest Honeywell Total Connect iOS app release, 3.14, from the Apple iTunes App Store!

If you have any questions, contact us at totalconnectquestions@honeywell.com.

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