iSmartAlarm updates its iOS-friendly home security system

Mel Martin
M. Martin|12.06.13

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In this article: HomeSecurity, iOS, iPhone, iSmartAlarm

I took a look at the iSmartAlarm security system some weeks ago, and now the company has pushed out an update to the hardware controller and the iOS app that lets you interact with the system.

Among the changes:

  • Give users the ability to change arming delay time (from instant up to 5 minutes)
  • Give users the ability to change alarm delay time (from instant up to 10 minutes)
  • Give users an arming countdown (beep beep beep, so you know how long you have to get out of the house)
  • Quicker login and auto-login options
  • Allows an audible disarming countdown (beep beep beep, so you know how long you have to disarm)
  • Add siren volume adjustment to fit user needs
  • Set the CubeOne and notifications to use your phone's time zone if you want (if you're traveling to other timezones, for instance)
  • Enhanced Family Member page - will allow profile pictures and remote logs
  • Provide online recovery of data
  • Save alarm pictures automatically to your local album
  • Remove requirement to do a manual reboot after recovering data from the cloud

When I tested the iSmartAlarm system, I found it stable and useful. I especially liked the optional camera that lets you pan and tilt it by dragging your finger on your iPhone screen, so you can look around your house from a remote location.

The changes made were the result of user feedback, and the company expects to add some new hardware and new capabilities to the system soon.

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