First Alert model ZCOMBO and ZSMOKE have recently come out with a Smoke/Co Det and a smoke det for the IRIS system sold by Lowes. You are able to pair it with the Verizon system but it says it is not compatible with Verizon and can not be controlled. Can Verizon please add this so we can control it? I would like to see the following controls with the device, if I am not home and my smoke det activates I would receive a notification, text message, email etc. I would also like the following it activates, to control all my lights to come on and unlock my front door to unlock in case I pass out the FD and police can get in easily. I would think this is a no brainer and money maker for Verizon.
My outdoor camera activates a light when motion is detected. When the mode times out and the light goes off, it re-triggers the motion sensor and turns the light back on. You should add an option to "Enable Mode Timeout Filter" that when enabled, blocks the re-trigger of a mode for about 10 seconds at the end of the mode time. The best thing about cameras and lights is the ability to let "visitors" know someone is home/watching. Currently this function is not possible.
I'd like to excecute a mode where as I near my house, I can run a mode that unlocks the door for more than 5 seconds. It would be nice that when your hands are full, the lights come on (that part works) and the door stays unlocked, say for 5 minutes. Geo location triggers would be great too. Get withing range of your house and selected lights come on. - DB
Add a sunset time in the dropdown box. It would also be nice to add a sunset + 1 Hr and sunrise - 1 Hr. Now when we want lights to turn on when it gets dark, we don't have to modify the mode when the time changes.
Verizon listened, but only followed through half way. You can now name codes (pins), but when the email notification comes in, it is stilled labeled Pin 1, Pin 2, Pin 3 was accessed. Unless you can remember who you assigned the poins to makes it half done. Thanks for listening. - DB
FortrezZ Water & Temperature Sensor. The system needs to allow the use of the FortrezZ Water and Temperature Sensor. FortrezZ indicates the device is compatible with Verizon but Verizon chooses to block the device. This is an important device in a home monitoring system. I had 3 separate water incidents last year. Verizon indicated to me the system does not support the device. We know it can be done so please make it happen.
I think Verizon could take some lessons if they want to sell their home monitoring and control. Verizon's system could be awesome. They have Cellular and FiOS. Just throw in a paired security system with it, and add the cost of third party monitoring at about $10 and they would have something.
If you had this to offer, it would have been a no brainier, and another chunk of money from me. But you would need a dedicated support staff to respond quickly to calls.
FrontPoint GE Simon XT V2 Security System Installed. It only took me about 30 min to set it up and I took my time. 100% Cellular. Wireless sensors. Zwave. I installed Lowes Iris Zwave system wall switches and dimmers(GE), because who wants a lamp that someone could leave off. Yes Even Lowes Home Improvement is pushing home automation. http://www.lowes.com/cd_Iris_239939199_
FrontPoint said they could not support the other vendors devices, but had no issues with spending time with me to set them up. It was a breeze considering they were also GE. Entry light comes on in foyer when I open my door. All lights on with an alarm activation. Interactive system with central monitoring.
Frontpoint Uses Alarm.com for remote access. Verizon has that built already. All you need is the interactive interface with a security panel, such as the Simon XT. Some vendors are doing just that, with a connection through broadband and or cellular. Depending on what the customer wants, and the level of security.
I found out today from a Verizon Supervisor about upgrades they made to Home Monitoring & Control. I asked how I was notified of those improvements. He said, unfortunately they don't have a mechanism for notifying customers. He said it's kind of like an Easter Egg Hunt, you have to discover them. I said why don't you post them on the Forum. He said, I never thought of that and no one had suggested it. He said they would start but I haven't seen anything to date.