Tesla Model X Acts
as Operational ?Office? for Integrator
Connected Technologies dealer
takes web-hosted platform for a ?spin.?
Kesterson, owner of Nightwatch Security & Telephone, LLC in
Sedalia, Mo., a Connect ONE® by Connected Technologies dealer, has a
penchant for security and automation ? and a love of his Tesla Model X
He recently discovered that his all-electric Tesla sports utility could
readily incorporate the Connect ONE integrated systems cloud-hosted
user interface via its on-board internet browser, allowing access to
automation capabilities via the 17-inch in-car touchscreen. ?It was
easy to access and run Connect ONE from the Tesla for access to both
mobile and desktop user portals,? said Kesterson. He was unsuccessful
at uploading other provider?s cloud-hosted services ? while Connect ONE
?I use it to automate functions at my home, like opening the garage
door or locking or unlocking doors, which I can accomplish from
anywhere I go and have an internet signal,? he said. ?I operate Connect
ONE through the user portal, just like any customer would from any
web-enabled device.? It could also be used to control Connect ONE
video, access control, HVAC, lighting, energy management and other
functions of the integrated systems solution. He likewise uses the
in-car interface to remotely control the company?s office security,
exterior building lighting, signage lighting and door locks.
?I see the day coming when more and more cars will have internet
access,? he continued. ?Connect ONE is definitely ahead of the game and
on the cutting edge with this type of seamless connectivity.?
Kesterson, who has been an authorized dealer for about six years, said
he likes the simplicity of the software compared to others on the
market, as well as the high level of support from Connected
Technologies. ?It?s so easy for my customers to use. That means a
better experience for them and fewer support and service calls for me.?
Nightwatch Security & Telephone is a family-owned and operated
installation and central station company. Kesterson started the company
in 1980 while in college and opened the regional central monitoring
station in 1995. The company now has 15 employees, including central
station operators, serving commercial and residential
customers. Nightwatch focuses on providing superior service
to customers and that?s how the company competes successfully in the
?It?s so easy to use the features of Connect ONE from the Tesla. It?s
almost like it?s built into the car.?
Integration with Open UserAPI ? Now Expanded for Bosch B/G Series
were asking for one-point data entry for companies utilizing human
resource software so they could automatically populate the access
control database without re-entering data. Connect ONE® by Connected
Technologies, LLC delivered, with the Access Expander?s Open User
Application Programming Interface (API).
Now dealers can integrate their connected Bosch B & G series
control panels with Connect ONE and third-party human resource software
via the API, previously supported on the DMP XR and Elk M1 platforms.
It can also be deployed for membership based facilities, opening the
door of opportunity to customers and markets such as multi-tenant,
multipurpose rooms, gated communities or rental properties.
?We developed this capability based on calls from dealers who wanted to
know if they could interface with human resource management software so
employees only needed to be added once and their profile would
automatically populate into Connect ONE,? said Mike Simon, managing
partner, Connected Technologies. ?A new employee can be assigned access
without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE, saving
on double entries. Likewise, when their employment has expired their
access can automatically deactivate,? he said.
Simon added that manufacturers typically develop their hardware and
software offerings for the masses, not niche markets. ?We service these
niche markets and want dealers to know they can come to us with
suggestions that can make their value proposition stronger and their
business more profitable,? he said.