Users of intruder detection installations based on the versatile Security Products from Siemens SPC product range can now monitor and control their systems from almost anywhere, using a new free iOS application (app) available on the App Store.
With SPCanywhere, users can monitor multiple SPC installations via an attractive and intuitive graphical user interface. SPCanywhere provides an overview of the system area status, as well as the status of all the zones and door controls. For each installation, users can select a map view, which provides an instant overview with icons that clearly show positioning of the detectors and verification cameras. Tapping on an icon allows the user to control doors, areas and zones, or to display real time images live on the iPhone or iPad.
In addition to these remote monitoring facilities, the SPCanywhere app also allows a user to remotely set and unset installations. This has clear benefits, for example, when the authorized person is unable to be present in person in the workplace at the start of the working day, they can remotely unset the system. Effective security features are provided to ensure that the remote unset facility cannot be abused, even if the iPhone or iPad running SPCanywhere is lost or stolen.
A comprehensive log screen is also provided, which allows users to access a detailed record of all significant events relating to their installation, including not only alarm activations, but also power failures and other system incidents.
SPCanywhere works with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S as well as iPad and iPad 2. It can be used in any location where the iPhone or iPad has a data connection.