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Article Date: 21st June 2017

Honeywell Extends Connected Home Offering with Total Connect Box & Total Connect Pro Manager

Total Connect Box - Wireless Security System - Fire Alarms

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the launch of Total Connect™ Box, a discrete self-monitoring wireless security system for home and small businesses, and Total Connect Pro Manager, a maintenance tool for installers.

As part of Honeywell’s Connected Home offering, Total Connect Box offers a compact security system that can be discreetly installed in any décor. The system comes with a choice of both Ethernet and GPRS communicators, as well as an optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module, meaning installers can easily design the perfect installation for their customers without worrying about running extra cabling.

When an alarm is triggered, homeowners can receive an email alert, voice notification or a text message, and can access more details through the Total Connect 2.0E Web application on the Honeywell Cloud. Through a user-friendly interface (UI), they can remotely arm, disarm, or check the status of the security system easily from their smartphone, tablet or computer, from anywhere in the world. If the security system includes one or more CAMIR-F1 camera motion sensor, images can be recorded and stored in the Honeywell Cloud.

When installed by a security professional, Total Connect Box supports a number of security peripherals including motion sensors, door/shock contacts, panic alarm buttons, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, and also alerts the customer to electrical main power failure, low battery and flood detection. In some cases, the installer can also use Total Connect Box as a communication gateway for smoke and CO detectors, providing additional peace of mind for families while they sleep and for small business owners when they are off the premises. Installers can also offer their customers the ability to control their lighting and heating systems remotely using the Total Connect 2.0E Web app and Honeywell’s Smartplugs, which enable the customer to simply and cost-effectively add automation capabilities at the electrical outlet. The Web app also allows users to track power consumption, helping them to save energy and associated costs.

Honeywell - Total Connect Pro ManagerTotal Connect Pro Manager was also launched today, making it easier than ever for installers to maintain their customers’ Total Connect Box security systems. Total Connect Pro Manager is a maintenance tool hosted in the Honeywell Cloud, allowing installers to remotely access their customers’ Total Connect Box control panels. Installers can perform diagnostics, adjust configurations, and offer maintenance to customers on the go – even when out on different installations. With this information at their fingertips, installers can offer pre-emptive maintenance to home and small business owners. For example, installers can alert customers if a battery level is low on their system, or if a change to a sensor location has caused poor radio transmission levels. By providing this extra level of customer service, installers can ensure home and small business owners are getting the best out of their Total Connect Box system and prevent costly, inconvenient site visits.

"We wanted to create a dedicated self-monitoring solution offering real value to our security professionals," said Flavio Daffara, product marketing manager, security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. "That’s why we developed new services for them using Honeywell Cloud, allowing them to easily and conveniently offer preventive maintenance services and home automation options to their customers."

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