April 29, 2015
Control Your Frontpoint System Using the Apple Watch
The much-hyped Apple Watch is finally here, officially launching this past Friday, April 24. If you happen to be one of the lucky few to already have their hands on the new smartwatch (only 22 percent of U.S. buyers have received their watch so far), don’t forget you can use it to start controlling your Frontpoint system!
Yup, our mobile app is now available for the Apple Watch, allowing you to interact with your alarm system without ever having to pull out your phone.
In many ways, the app for the Apple Watch is just a shrunken-down version of the one currently available for smartphones and tablets. However, there have been a few new features specifically created for the watch app to make the user experience a little more personal.
Let’s start with “Glances,” a new function that allows you to quickly get an update of what’s going on at your home. Perform a quick swipe on your screen and you’ll see a rundown of your system’s status, door locks or thermostat settings.
“Actionable notifications” are another new addition. When you receive a notification on the watch, you’ll be able to perform a corresponding action immediately, without ever having to open up the app. For example, if you forget to arm your system when you leave for work, you’ll be notified and able to immediately arm it from your watch.
And for those not planning on getting the Apple Watch, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’re working on adding a variety of useful new features such as actionable notifications and more to the Mobile App in the next update.