Honeywell announced enhancements to its Total Connect Remote Services capabilities with an expanding ecosystem and key third-party integrations.

Now, Total Connect Remote Services works with Amazon Alexa to give users voice control of their security system from their connected home platform of choice. Homeowners will be able to control their security system with their voice, using their Amazon Alexa device with the Honeywell Total Connect Skill. The skill is available on the Amazon Alexa app and is free for Honeywell Total Connect users if they own an Amazon Alexa device.

“Today’s consumers want security, comfort, convenience and awareness,” said Ilan Dee, global product director, connected home, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Software and apps have become just as important as the devices they control in creating a connected home experience. By expanding our Total Connect platform ecosystem, we’re helping dealers grow their connected home offering to discover new opportunities, and giving consumers more options to control and secure their homes.” 

Total Connect will soon integrate with Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ smart garage door control, allowing users to open and close garage doors remotely through the Total Connect app. The integration is designed to let homeowners check the status of their garage door from anywhere, and open or close it remotely. Activity alerts go to homeowners’ mobile phones and let them know when the door has been opened. Dealers can grow their connected home offering with smart control of garage doors, and create new RMR opportunities. 

Honeywell also has made enhancements to its Alarmnet 360 online cloud management platform, which is designed to help dealers and central stations streamline business operations. Enhancements include smart user management to control employee access rights, as well as checklists which provides a set of parameters to check for installation accuracy. In addition, the interactive insights dashboard has been enhanced to offer detailed data analytics on Honeywell Total Connect. 

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