HOLLYWOOD, FL, Jun 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Devcon Security, a residential and commercial security provider servicing a customer base of nearly 300,000, today announced the launch of Geo-Services technology, powered by Alarm.com. This free service enhancement allows customers to preset geofences, radiuses around one or more locations, through the use of an iPhone or Android device. The technology sends reminders to users’ iPhone or Android devices to arm their security systems when arriving in or exiting the preset area.
“With industry technology evolving so quickly, there are many great services available to home security customers,” said Kristen Clark, Vice President of Marketing for Devcon. “Customers sometimes leave their homes unprotected even though they have a security system in place because they don’t arm it, putting them in harm’s way. This new feature and the convenient one touch app is another layer of protection for users. Devcon is pleased to offer this feature.”
After creating the geofence, users customize automatic geographic and time-based arming reminders that are sent to their handheld device when the preset radius is entered or exited. Users can enable this feature through the latest Alarm.com iOS app (v2.1), and the latest Alarm.com Android app (v1.4).
Once this technology is enabled on the customer’s account, a default geofence is set up around the system address; users have the option to create additional geofences as well. Arming Reminders, tailored to the customers’ individual needs, are then created for each geofence. Customers can specify dates, times, and the recipients of the reminder. To preserve the battery life of the phone, Alarm.com minimizes the use of GPS and relies on cell towers where possible to provide accurate location information.
“This is the first of many planned releases with the new Geo-Services Technology, and is a built-in feature for any residential Interactive Services account,” said Rebecca Davenport, Alarm.com Senior Product Manager. “Geo-Services will expand in the future to include other types of location-based rules and notifications. We are excited to provide this simple, effective service to Devcon customers.”
More information on new features through this service can be found by visiting us at www.devconsecurity.com .
About Devcon Security Devcon Security Services Corp. is a leading provider of installation, monitoring and related electronic business and home security services with branches nationwide servicing nearly 300,000 commercial and residential customers. Devcon Security’s corporate headquarters and security monitoring center is located in Hollywood, Fla., and includes a National Operations Center in Irving, Texas.
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