iSmartAlarm Home Security System
By iSmart Alarm, Inc.
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The iSmartAlarm Home Security System is a DIY, self-controlled and self-monitored smart home security system with no monthly fees and no contracts required.
The iSmartAlarm app allows you to arm, monitor, and disarm your iSmartAlarm Home Security System at any time, from anywhere, in real-time. You can see who is home, when family members leave or return, and the status of every sensor and device.
The iSmartAlarm app manages all of your iSmartAlarm products, including Contact Sensors, Motion Sensors, iCamera (1st Gen), iCamera KEEP, Smart Switch, and more. Multiple homes and systems can be managed easily in the same app.
iSmartAlarm will alert all designated members with SMS text messages*, push notifications, automated phone calls*, and email when the iSmartAlarm Home Security System detects a break-in or unauthorized activity. Users can then choose how to address the situation appropriately - A call can be placed to the police in case of a break-in, or the alarm can be ignored and the system set to Arm again if it is a false alarm. (*Phone call and SMS messages available in US and Canada only).
What's New in Version 1.8.2
BIG APP UPDATE!
We've done some restructuring of the app to make it more intuitive, cleaner, and easier to use. We really think you'll like it, as this is a big step toward a lot of great plans we have for the future as well.
First of all - All devices and sensors and cameras are now grouped into Homes. For example, you may have a primary home and a vacation home (or an office, or a secret superhero base, etc). iSmartAlarm products installed at your primary home will be grouped into your primary Home and devices installed at your vacation home will be grouped into your vacation home.
-The app now has a "drawer" on the left side for easier access to a lot of things, like Account Settings, Support, Member information, Notifications, and more. You can also use this area to easily switch Homes.
-You can now submit feedback to us from within the app
-You can now submit a support ticket for assistance from our Customer Service from within the app
- Bug fixes. Delicious, delicious bug fixes.
A massive and regressive step backward
Though the company has its faults, overall I've been pleased. That changed with this new app update and redesign. The whole redesign is based around your CubeOne. So, if like me, you have a CubeOne, door sensors, and multiple cameras all in the same location, they will only show on the same "home" of the new app if all are connected to your CubeOne. I myself don't have any one of the cameras associated to the CubeOne because I don't want the alarm triggered from motion, I only want the door sensors to trigger the alarm. I also want record on event which has never worked when associated to the CubeOne.
Nevertheless I have a camera section under "home" but it's blank as all my cameras are forced into a separate "home" on the new app. Suffice it to say that now I went from three clicks to arm everything to 5 clicks to do the same. It's not evolutionary or revolutionary. It's not even efficient. It's a massive and regressive step backward. I'm greatly disappointed, dissatisfied, and inconvenienced. I cannot recommend this product based on the new direction of the design team.
As far as the new update is concerned, it was a step back for me in that I was using an unlinked camera before, now it has to be in a "Home" folder if you will. All other devices are in a separate "Home" folder which is really a "Master Home" as you have to switch to that folder to arm or unarm the system. Cumbersome for me.
Support is quick to respond, a big plus, but would suggest communicating with the customer database regarding future updates prior to launching them.
I just installed the system no problems system works great having problems with the spot camera The video is not smooth and unable to saved video to my phone saving pictures no problem One thing I don't like anyone who has the app on the phone has access to the cameras there should be a way to restrict that
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 17, 2016
- Version: 1.8.2
- Size: 82.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: iSmart Alarm, Inc.
- © 2015 iSmart Alarm, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.