Digital Shuffle: May 2011
Bring Your New Products Close and Your Downloads Closer
Complete website overhauls can do a lot to drum up business in a slow economy. They can also be expensive and outrageously time-consuming. When considering a web redesign, identifying specific areas that need work and others that already serve their function well can maximize impact on website visitors and minimize it on budgets. American Fibertek recently added some interesting new features to its website, focusing on two key areas: new products and instructional downloads. The new products page highlights recent introductions. The downloads page was enhanced to make free trial software demos, instructional manuals and white papers more easily available. Check them out at www.americanfibertek.com.
Faster Streaming, Enhanced Controls for Honeywell Mobile App
Honeywell enhanced its popular Total Connect mobile app to enable faster, higher-quality live, streaming video viewing on Apple iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch® devices. Advanced technology optimizes the connection speed to enable full-streaming, real motion video in MPEG-4 format when on a Wi-Fi connection. A simple up, down or diagonal swipe of the finger across the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch lets consumers control their pan and tilt cameras. A unique double tap feature centers the camera on its axis —letting the viewer get a better look at a designated area and simplify navigation. The updated app can be downloaded for free at Apple’s iTunes® App Store.
Keypad Goes Virtual
A new offering from Napco can turn computers or mobile devices into extensions of the alarm keypad. Residential and commercial alarm account holders can control their security systems from any web browser, including iPhone, iPad, Droid and BlackBerry® devices. The virtual keypad works just like the keypad on the wall. There is no text messaging required. Dealers can also remotely troubleshoot their system 24/7 and do address programming, just as if you were doing a service call in person. The keypad installs easily on the keypad bus and auto-mirrors. The installed model includes free apps and secure website access and works on all Gemini Systems, for new or retrofit accounts. Check it out at www.napcosecurity.com.
Video & Access Control Monitoring On-the-Go With New App
Genetec released its Security Center Mobile app. This new feature of Genetec’s unified security platform, the Security Center, enables operators to connect back to their platform over any IP wireless network with BlackBerry® and Apple® devices. Security Center Mobile offers operators and security guards the ability to remotely monitor and control different aspects of their video surveillance and access control systems while on the move. View features and find app downloads at http://www.genetec.com/publications/featurefocuses/pages/security-center-mobile-app.aspx