Telguard HomeControl is designed to integrate with your home security system and provide you with secure remote control of your home. Whether you want to remotely arm and disarm your security system, review live video and event triggered snapshots, or leverage home automation to enhance security and increase your home’s energy efficiency, Telguard HomeControl is the product that brings all this control together in a single service. This app is just one part of a complete solution and requires a compatible alarm panel. Feature availability will vary based on the system and features you choose. Visit www.myhomecontrol.com for more details.
•Arm and disarm your security panel.
•Receive notifications about activities in and around your home.
•View live video on your mobile device
•Receive video clips or pictures when specific triggers take place.
Advanced features available on most systems:
•Integrate supported Z-Wave™ door locks and deadbolts, lights, thermostats, and more.
•Build automations that include any device on your system: security panel sensors, cameras, or Z-Wave enabled devices.
•Setup schedules that determine when to trigger events and automations.
•Group notifications, automations and schedules using SHiFT to set your home’s overall behavior based on your personal activity. For example, create a special Vacation mode with separate lighting and thermostat behaviors.
•Integrated Video Timeline for mobile apps (allows for access to live view and clips within the same screen)
•New “Video Dashboard” feature enabling a user to view multiple cameras feeds from a single user interface
•Improvements to mobile sign-in, including Touch ID and an optional way to stay signed in without additional authentication (no PIN or Touch ID required)
•Setup and edit Home View (iPad)
Ratings and Reviews
Slow to Connect, Useless Button, Multiple Alerts
Been using this app for close to 2 years now. App is slow on reconnection. For example, leave app to check email (do not close) and then return to the app. App goes through connection again and is painfully slow. Why does it have to connect again when it was never closed?
Next, it seems functionality was added for what is labeled “Shift” which adds a second button to the app. Unfortunately, there is nothing behind this on the web portal to activate. If it’s provided as part of a security add-on or more expensive package then what I currently have I shouldn’t see it. If this is not the case then provide the ability to hide it in settings as right now it’s useless and serves no purpose.
Occasionally when arming or disarming the system I will receive multiple emails and text alerts for a single action executed on the security system.
Overall, (2) stars as app only provides basic /rudimentary functionality and looks outdated when compared to other apps.
Needs Panic Button
This app has mostly worked well for me (despite the occasional lag in connecting to the home system). However, I think it is missing an important feature, a panic button. Consider a scenario where you wake up in the middle of the night and realize someone is in the process of breaking into your home. Wouldn’t you like to have the option of triggering your alarm at the touch of a button in this situation?
I dig it
Never had a problem with this app.
This app is used for my multiple alarms at different locations.
I see in these reviews that others are having issues and rate this app poorly. I contend that this app and telguard support are solid and perform well. It is likely your alarm contractor or tech has not configured your system correctly.
Thank you Telguard.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.