Total Control for
Your Home or Business
The Total Control Touchpad from Custom Security Systems is more than just another keypad that controls your security system. It is a home or business management tool that enhances the features of your security system and offers the convenience of lighting, door lock and thermostat control – all in one place. Using Z-Wave technology, you can seamlessly integrate several devices to work with your security system. Instead of driving up to an unlit building, fumbling for keys to unlock the door and then trying to disarm the system without lights, you simply can use the button on your security remote control to turn on outdoor and indoor lights, unlock the door, disarm the system, and adjust the thermostat.
Enhancing Your Security
In addition to the benefits of a security system, the Total Control Touchpad offers a few features that can add to your peace of mind. Want to see who is at the front door before you open it? Use the keypad to pull up a screen to show you a live shot of your visitor. Want to make your nighttime security check a bit easier? With electronic door locks, you can use the Touchpad to program a night scene that will lock all the doors, set the system in Night Mode and turn off all but a few lights. The keypad also has a built-in voice authentication feature that will speak to you and tell you what type of alarm you have and where it is occurring.
Reduce Your Energy Costs
Everyone can agree that energy conservation has a direct impact on energy savings. But, like most, at your home or business, someone forgets to set the thermostat back or for safety reasons, lights stay on, even when no one is on site. Users of programmable thermostats have the potential to save up to 33% a year on their energy costs*, but users’ schedules change, and programmable thermostats often end up being adjusted manually. For homeowners and business owners who use Custom Security’s Touchpad, saving on energy costs can be as easy and routine as using your security system. You can use the Touchpad to control our ZStat thermostat and lighting – simply arm the system and you can turn off all lights while the thermostat automatically adjusts to your set-back temperature. When you disarm, designated lights can be turned on and the thermostat will return to a comfortable setting. You can even include ceiling fans in the program. Your security system knows your schedule, so it is the ideal tool to use to control your lights and thermostats.
The Touchpad Offers Convenience
How often has this scenario happened at home: you’re in bed upstairs, reading the latest e-book on your iPad and wonder if you remembered to lock the door downstairs. Instead of having to get out of your comfortable bed, check the door by pulling up the Total Control interface on your iPad and lock the door by pushing one button. For business owners, use the interface to set up a scene for a conference room presentation so you can dim the lights, lower the window shades and set a comfortable temperature for a group – all with one button. Combined with cameras, use Total Control on your web-enabled TV to check on the kids playing outside while you’re inside. The Total Control Touchpad has special features built-in like local weather forecast information and a center to record and playback messages to family members or employees.
The Latest Technology for Total Control
The Total Control Touchpad can serve as a home or small business network by accommodating up to 232 Z-Wave devices and up to 4 ip cameras. The keypad has a 7″ graphic touchscreen that has an easy-to-use interface that can be used to display favorite images and videos through an SD card slot. The Touchpad also has a built-in web server to give you local control throughout your home or business with your tablet, smart phone, web-enabled TV or computer. It even comes embedded with easy-to-understand help videos for users.