Pro Control Focuses on Security with Software Update
Pro Control is introducing version 1.4.2 of its Pro Control Studio programming software, which features three new two-way drivers for security panels. The new drivers are intended to make it easier for integrators to provide customers with intuitive control over select GE, Honeywell, Elk and DSC security panels, while also offering automation options when integrated with other smart-home systems.
The new Pro Control drivers enable integration with GE Concord series security panels using the Interlogix ITI SuperBus 2000 Automation Module; Honeywell VISTA series panels using the 4232CBM Connected Building Module; and Elk M1 series panels.
The drivers enable the creation of virtual keypads, allowing users to arm/disarm and check the status of their security system on a Pro Control Pro24.z remote or from an iOS device running the ProPanel app.
When integrated with other smart-home systems, the drivers enable trigger control options. For example, televisions can be automatically powered off when motion sensors don't detect a presence in a room. The Elk two-way driver can also trigger the security panel to say pre-programmed words or phrases.
Pro Control Studio also allows two-way drivers to auto-populate professionally designed templates.
"We're proud to expand our library of two-way drivers to include GE, Honeywell, Elk, and DSC," Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control, said in a statement.
"Security is a key element in any home control solution, and these new drivers allow our dealers to integrate these popular panels and provide a great control experience for their clients.”