LEHI, UT–(Marketwire – Mar 6, 2012) – 2GIG Technologies, the Lehi, UT-based developer of home security and home automation systems and a Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance, has added a new, universal, interactive application for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches that enables dealers to demonstrate how easy and intuitive the Go!Control panel is. The Go!Control Demo App allows users to use the Go!Control’s user interface to explore advanced security functionality, to control simulated lighting or HVAC systems, and to configure settings that bring the power of home automation through the integration of all these systems. It also includes a promotional video to quickly educate homeowners on what the Go!Control can deliver and to demonstrate the many valuable possibilities of home automation.
Security dealers will enjoy using this app as a sales and marketing tool to quickly familiarize homeowners with the features of the Go!Control security panel. “We believe this will be a game changer on sales calls,” notes Lance Dean, Co-Founder of 2GIG. “Once end users see how truly simple the Go!Control is and how powerful its capabilities truly are, the system sells itself.”
The new app is a standalone demo of an actual Go!Control system with associated peripherals and accessories. It shows the actual size of the Go!Control’s touch screen and allows users to navigate as if they had the panel in front of them. Sounds, alarms, and voice notifications play over the iOS device in the same fashion as they would on a panel. The Go!Control’s two physical buttons are represented, allowing immediate access to the emergency menu or home screen. Additionally, users can interact by controlling simulated devices such as opening and closing a door, opening and closing a window, locking and unlocking a door, changing set points on a thermostat, and turning on and off a lamp.
A final feature of the app is an informational page that provides instructions for the demo, basic information about 2GIG, telephone and web contact information, and a video highlighting the many benefits of the Go!Control. This video will be downloaded the first time it is viewed in the app. From that point on, the video will be always immediately available to play at anytime, even without access to a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection — perfect for sales professionals to use when away on sales calls. For an online preview of the new iOS demo of the Go!Control panel, visit: http://vimeo.com/36092896
About 2GIG: Formed in 2007, 2GIG Technologies designs and manufactures the most technologically advanced residential security and home management solutions in the industry. 2GIG created Go!Control — the first self-contained, all-in-one security and home management system. 2GIG Technologies is a Principal Member of the Z-Wave Alliance™, which enables 2GIG to provide customers with home automation features in addition to home security. 2GIG Technologies is committed to providing consumers with the flexibility and cost-effective technology necessary to manage their home automation and security functions from the panel’s LCD touch-screen display, the Internet, or their favorite mobile phone or tablet.
For more information about 2GIG Technologies, or to find a dealer in your area, please visit www.2gig.com or call 1-866-670-1591.
About Z-Wave. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in 400 products worldwide. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit www.z-wave.com.
About the Z-Wave Alliance. Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand Leviton, Sigma Designs, 2GIG Technologies, and Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety, and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.