A new feature expanding the weather monitoring add-on to enrich your customers' experience!
As hurricane season ramps up and with weather becoming increasingly unpredictable, getting immediate notification of changing or dangerous situations can help customers and their facilities stay safer and better respond to conditions. Connect ONE® now includes National Weather Service alert detection, a new capability that reports directly to the platform for real-time reporting.
A dealer request brought this new service to life; their manufacturing customer was looking for a way to notify factory employees within the facility of a tornado warning. Using a report/event rule in Connect ONE, the tornado alert triggers the alarm system output to turn on, flashes strobes and annunciates an emergency message from the public address system.
The Connect ONE weather monitoring module also detects condition changes such as rain, snow, ice, etc. These condition changes can be sent out as notifications and interact with systems onsite, initiating lockdowns, triggering output strobes and performing other actions. In addition, five key metrics are supported: temperature; relative humidity; wind speed; barometric pressure; and dew point. These metrics are monitored as zones within Connect ONE for viewing current status and generating low/high alarm notifications.
Weather service alert monitoring service provides detection of critical alerts for automatic processing via reporting and interaction event rules for notifications and system interaction including Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) translation for pushing messages to mass notification systems.
Weather alerts are categorized into five groups for easy filtering in reporting: environmental, extreme temperature, severe weather, extreme weather and general emergency. Additional filtering capabilities tailor notifications to the user such as: limiting to new alerts and not updates; only tornado warnings; severity condition; urgency of action; etc. Another capability allows the weather alert to trigger an automatic case compilation feature which tracks and records activity history and personnel responses.
The weather monitoring module is available to be added to any customer site subscribed to the Essential+ or Pro service level plans.
February 1, 2022
Customer Management Portal
Monitor Dashboards: The Monitor Dashboards (User In/Out, Exceptions, & GeoView System Mapping) now open in the same screen by default for quick glance viewing and include an option to open in a new window as needed.
System Code List Export & Report: From the system codes page you can now enter a profile list, such as "Profile:1,2,10", into the search field and the results will include only the codes/cards with matching profile numbers. Also, now your filter selections are applied to the Print/Export option so only the filtered results are exported. These enhancements ...[Read More]
September 27, 2021
Video Playback on ANY Event
You can now view video playback from associated cameras on any event in the Monitor->Activity log. Previously playback was only possible when the event was linked in an Interaction->Event Rule to capture camera snapshots at the time of the event. While that is still possible, now any event captured from an area where cameras are also assigned will allow options to view live video and playback from the NVR starting at possible options of 10, 30, or 60 seconds prior to the timestamp of the event. Playback viewing is possible from ExacqVision, Digital Watchdog Spectrum, OpenEye, and Eagle ...[Read More]
August 12, 2021
Custom Badge Design Templates & Options
You can now choose to use the default badge template or choose to upload up to three custom background design templates for users’ badges. The custom background extends to the entire badge and may include customized color schemes, logos, images, and standardized text to be printed on the badge. A user’s login profile further customizes the badge with choices of what to print, those choices include: the user’s picture, name, up to four custom fields, and whether or not to show the ScanPass® barcode. The barcode allows personnel to scan the badge using ...[Read More]
December 4, 2020
Support Access Lockout
A new feature is available called the "Support Access Lockout" which is designed for when there are customer privacy concerns or a higher level of security is required by your customer. It is selectively enabled per customer and as such until enabled for the first time, your customer will not see any reference to this feature.
Once enabled, from the Dealer Site go to Customer then Customer Info, you will lose access to login to the customer site as well as control functions such as arming, door control, etc. However, you will still be able to ...[Read More]
November 3, 2020
Assa Abloy Aperio Locks Now Supported
Valuable new integration access control offering
Complete integration with Bosch, DMP, Elk, and Honeywell Vista panels
allows for the wireless locks to map directly to the intrusion armed
status for denying access when armed, preventing schedule unlock when
armed, first-in unlock when disarmed, and disarm on access. It also
provides for a mapped hardwire relay output which allows for an
auxiliary control upon access, a hardwire lock operation for the aperio
reader only device, and a relay output to control an external door
opener. It also allows for direct control of the aperio locks from the
May 21, 2020
Digital Watchdog Spectrum NVR Integration Improved
ONE can now send and receive events to and from the Digital Watchdog
Spectrum NVR. Utilizing the DW Cloud, this does not require
any port forwarding configuration on the customers’ network.
One example of receiving events can be to monitor the health status of
the NVR. Another example could be used for special logging of
activity or analytic events generated on the NVR. All of the
Connect ONE Event Rules can be activated in response to the NVR events,
such as report logging, notifications to users, system control –
arming, disarming, output control, lockdown, ...[Read More]
April 1, 2020
IP Video Halo IoT Smart Sensor Integration
Vape, Sound, Air Quality,
& Chemical Monitoring
with the IP Video Halo IoT Smart Sensor simplifies critical vape,
sound, air quality, and chemical monitoring capabilities for education,
healthcare, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, and food
processing customers to provide instant notification of events via
onscreen, email, text message, and push notifications.
Analytics: Abnormal Noise
Level, Coming Soon: Gunshot Detection & Keywords
Quality: Vape, THC, Smoke,
Formaldehyde, Benzene, Particulates
Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen
Humidity, Tamper, Pressure
January 6, 2020
Zone Exception Time Rules
New Time Rules are now available, Zone(s) in Exception, Zone(s) Bypassed, and Zone(s) Not Active.
These new Time Rules allow for monitoring zone conditions when
they persist or in the case of the "Not Active" rule, aren't activated,
after a specified duration. These rules allow for a check of the
zone(s) at a specific time (or multiple times) of the day, as well as
they can also be checked after a specified duration has elapsed.For
Example: You may configure a Zone(s) in Exception Time Rule to check
every day at 8pm if ...[Read More]
August 1, 2019
Access Expander: Up to 100,000 System Code Capacity
Another exciting value add
feature is now available!
DMP XR Series Panels:
10,000 System Users
90,000 Expansion Users using Cards, Keyfobs (requires panel firmware
113 or greater), or ScanPass Mobile Credentials
to 2,000 System Users
90,000 Expansion Users using ScanPass Mobile Credentials
90,000 Expansion Users using Keypad Codes, Cards, Keyfobs, or ScanPass
Vista Turbo Series:
to 250 System Users
90,000 Expansion Users using ScanPass Mobile Credentials
More Access Expander Features: (https://www.SimplifywithConnectONE.com/connectOne/accexp)200+ Total Doors (doors expanded
when used with ScanPass Mobile Credentials)
1,000 Permission Profiles
250 Time ...[Read More]
July 15, 2019
Case Management Module - Service Company Add-On Level
A new add-on to the Case Management Module designed for
is now available. The new add-on increases the storage space
5GB to 50GB, allows 3rd party software integration via the UserAPI, and
provides the ability for signature capture on both the mobile and web
Using the UserAPI, your customer database
software can issue tickets to the Connect ONE Case Management Module, the
technician can complete the ticket in Connect ONE, obtain customer
signatures, and lastly your customer database software can issue a
retrieval of the ticket details completed by the technician.
Service ...[Read More]
September 1, 2017
Code/Card Import Utility Expanded for Bosch B/G Series Control Panels
Now you and your customers with Bosch B/G series control panels can upload a list of codes and cards from a comma separated values (CSV) file. The file can include user name, code, card #, external card #, area authority levels, login profile, and up to 5 custom fields.
August 22, 2017
Provide your building and facilities management customers automatic notification capabilities with easy and seamless tracking of service, critical events, and incidents with the new Connect ONE® ticket module
The module tracks service and repair tickets in real time, especially helpful in a large organization, facility or campus environment, ensuring prompt handling and remediation. It seamlessly notifies responsible parties with documents shared to all repair vendors simultaneously. It also stores the history of a repair and notifies responsible parties immediately of any actions taking place related to the service ticket.
Incident Case Management
The Connect ONE module tracks security related incidents and specific actions taken and remedies or if additional service may be required, including detailed reporting, work orders, history, photos, or other documentation uploaded ...[Read More]
June 16, 2017
Event Rule Action Rate Limiting
Your customer now has options to rate limit the actions present in an Event Rule. Those actions may consist of email or push notifications or they may also be related to Video capture or even task activation, which ever they are each can have its own configurable rate limit.
Options to limit the action can be never, i.e. no limit, up to 24 hours. For instance, if someone only wanted to be notified of an access event, once every 24 hours, that could happen with rate limiting the action.
This feature was added in response to a dealer's customer which ...[Read More]
March 22, 2017
User Badge Support
A new feature has been released to support user badge creation.
A new button exists within a user record, called Badge.
This opens a browser window, see screenshot, which shows a
badge image that comprises of the user's image, name, and up to 4
custom fields which can be edited by your customer. The badge
can be printed horizontally or vertically, as well as downloaded as a
JPEG image. There is also an Export button which downloads a
csv (comma separated values) file that can be used to import into the
customer's external ...[Read More]
March 1, 2017
Critical Carbon Dioxide Monitoring & Historical Logging
Carbon Dioxide sensing joins temperature & humidity in the list
of monitored conditions of Connect ONE’s alerting and historical
reporting functions. Now your customer can view the real-time
carbon dioxide level of a room as well as receive alerts if the
pre-defined low or high thresholds are reached. Also, the
carbon dioxide level can be logged for historical reporting.
The logging intervals are the same as temperature & humidity
sensors, which are: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times per day, or bi-hourly, hourly,
Carbon Dioxide monitoring is critical for:
Agriculture including livestock monitoring
Greenhouses to promote ...[Read More]
February 7, 2017
Custom Email Generation & 3rd Party System Activations
A new action has been added to the Connect ONE Task Rules. Now a custom email can be delivered as a part of the task activation commands. The email can be customized with the from address, to address, subject, and body of the email. This can be used to activate 3rd party systems. For instance, the 3rd party service IFTTT (If This Then That) allows you to send an email to it with a custom #hashtag in the subject. This email can activate other services the customer may have, such as August locks, ...[Read More]
October 10, 2016
Bosch B/G Control Panels Now Support ScanPass® Mobile Credential
ScanPass Mobile Credential is the next generation in simplifying access control integrations.No longer is it necessary to purchase or install readers, cards or fobs, reducing system costs for both dealers and their customers.
Installation is as easy as putting a barcode sticker on the door. A smartphone reads the barcode to identify the door and a unique credential in the phone is used to identify the individual. ScanPass is managed the same as a card or fob. It's that simple!
NEW! Bosch B/G Series (B3512, B4512, B5512, B6512, B8512G, B9512G)
ELK M1 ...[Read More]
April 4, 2016
3rd Party Integration with Open UserAPI
The Connect ONE Access Expander just became even more powerful. It now supports the open UserAPI for 3rd
party interfaces to add, modify, deactivate, and delete Users and System Codes. This is the perfect solution for Storage Facilities, Fitness Centers, or any other facility which has memberships. A new member can be assigned access without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE - saving on double entries. Likewise when their membership has expired their access can automatically deactivate without any human intervention. Another great solution is integration with time & attendance or other HR programs to ...[Read More]
October 14, 2015
Critical Humidity Monitoring & Historical Logging
Humidity sensing joins temperature in the list of monitored conditions of Connect ONE’s alerting and historical reporting functions. Now your customer can view the real-time relative humidity level of a room as well as receive alerts if the pre-defined low or high thresholds are reached. Also, the humidity level can be logged for historical reporting. The logging intervals are the same as temperature sensors, which are: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times per day, or bi-hourly, hourly, or semi-hourly.
The Network Gateway module is required to monitor humidity. It will accept up to one combination temperature/...[Read More]
January 27, 2015
Close More Sales with Connect ONE® SmartShow™
Connect ONE® is the only interface you need for all your customer’s integrations - security, access control, video monitoring, energy management and critical temperature monitoring.
Now it’s easier than ever to sell Connect ONE® with SmartShow™, the industry’s first vertical-market-specific virtual demonstration. No more sales demos illustrating unrelated projects that leave prospects scratching their heads wondering if you REALLY have the capabilities they need. With SmartShow, demos are tailored to the customer’s premises, illustrating zones, for example, that pertain to their vertical, as well as industry-specific video camera ...[Read More]
November 17, 2014
Video Verification, Triggered Lockdown & More!
Video Verification - Simple, Affordable, Powerful
Deliver even more value to your customers on the PRO Service Level with included video verification. Now Interaction Rules can be configured to capture snapshots of up to 5 cameras which will be stored in the cloud for one year. The customer can view the recorded snapshots along with live video onscreen in real-time, through generated reports, and via email when the event occurred. The snapshot capture and live viewing works with all compatible DVR,NVR, IP camera devices (see logos on the partner page) and on ExacqVision/GanzVision devices ...[Read More]
January 7, 2013
Quick & Easy Technician Testing
is an easy new way for technicians to test and control system points, (zones, doors, areas, & outputs), on their smart phone. How many times have you been working on a zone at a far point of the building, on a lift, at a splice in the attic, etc. and wished you had someone at the keypad relaying the status. Now you can have that convenience without needing a second tech. Just use the newSmartTestTM
feature from your smartphone and watch the status of the zones ...[Read More]
September 12, 2012
ELK M1 fully integrated with Connect ONE
The ELK M1 is a flexible security, access control, and automation panel. It allows not only security and access control but also interfaces to hvac thermostats, lighting, and door locks. The interfaces can be wired or wireless, such as z-wave or Radio RA. Your customers can now control all of these devices right from their Connect ONE interface, ELK also provides a sleek touchscreen for convenient control. The ELK M1XEP ethernet module is required and a special firmware must be loaded, firmware available free of charge via download from ELK.