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Total Control: One Trip or Two

Total Control: One Trip or Two

We all try to operate as efficiently as possible. We do things like keep calendars and make lists. Some say that it’s the smallest problems that cause the greatest frustrations. Total Control gives you the tools that will allow you to adapt to those scenarios.

First, let’s begin by explaining just what this Total Control is. Total Control from Custom Security Systems is a home management tool that enhances the features of your security system and offers the convenience of lighting, door lock and thermostat control – all in one place.  Using Z-Wave technology, you can seamlessly integrate several devices to work with your security system. Instead of driving up to an unlit home, fumbling for keys to unlock the door and then trying to disarm the system without lights, you simply can use the Total Connect smartphone app to turn on outdoor and indoor lights, unlock the door, disarm the system, and adjust the thermostat.

Total Control is a powerful tool and offers numerous methods to ease some of the burdens of your daily routine.

Total Control allows you to reduce your energy costs. Everyone can agree that energy conservation has a direct impact on energy savings. It seems as though someone always forgets to set the thermostat back or leaves a light on when no-one is home. The proof is revealed in the upcoming electricity bill. For homeowners who use Custom Security’s Z-Wave thermostat, saving on energy costs can be as easy and routine as using your security system. Users of programmable thermostats have the potential to save up to 33% a year on energy costs.

There is now a Total Control app that allows to control a Stat thermostat and lighting. When you arm the system to leave, you can turn off all of the lights, and the thermostat will automatically adjust to your set-back temperature. When you return and disarm the system, designated lights will turn on and the thermostat will rise or fall to a setting most comfortable for you and your household. In addition, you can also include ceiling fans in the program.

Total Control offers convenience. How often has this happened? You’re lying in bed upstairs reading the latest e-book on your iPad or tablet. You’ve found the perfect position to ensure maximum comfort. Now that you’re all nice and cozy, you can’t quite remember if you locked the front door. Instead of having to interrupt your nighttime nirvana, you can simply pull up the total control app on your iPad or phone and lock the door with the touch of a button.

You can actually set up scenes for routine tasks. For the evening, you can devise a scene that locks all of the doors, turns off all of the lights, and arms the security system with just one button.

Combined with cameras, the Total Control system allows you to check on the kids playing outdoors while you remain inside via your web-enabled television.
The Total Control touchpad has additional special features built-in, including local weather forecast information and a center to record and playback messages to family members.

Total Control offers only the latest technology. The Total Control touchpad can serve as a home network by accommodating up to 232 Z-Wave devices and up to 4 Internet protocol (IP) cameras. The keypad has a 7” graphic touchscreen that has an easy-to-use interface that can be used to display favorite images and videos through an SD card slot. The Touchpad also has a built-in web serve to give you local control throughout your home from a tablet, smartphone, web-enabled TV or computer. It even comes embedded with help videos for users.