The Keychain Remote can be one of the most useful tools to help you get the most out of your Frontpoint system. Here’s how.
Basic Alarm Needs Covered
The Keychain Remote makes it easy to arm and disarm your system. Simply hit the corresponding Lock and Unlock buttons. Did you know that you can also use the Keychain Remote to arm your system in either Stay or Away modes?
To Arm Stay, press the Lock Button once and hold for one second. Arming in Stay mode only arms Door and Window, and Glass Break Sensors. This allows you to roam freely throughout your home, while still being protected from outside intrusions. This mode gives you a 30-second entry delay and a 60-second exit delay.
Arm Away mode is the traditional arming method and arms your Door and Window, Glass Break and Motion Sensors. To arm in Away mode, press the Lock button twice.
Environmental sensors – Smoke and Heat, Water and Flood, Carbon Monoxide – always remain armed, even when the system is in a disarmed state. This is to ensure that you’re protected from potential disasters all the time.
Light Control at Your Fingertips
The Keychain Remote is also able to control your lights, if you’re using any Frontpoint Wireless Light Controls. Clicking the button with the light bulb icon will turn your lights on and off.
This is a great feature if you don’t want to come home to a dark house. Hit the button when you’re outside and watch as your lights turn on. The Keychain Remote has a range of 100 feet, thus allowing you to do this as you pull up.
The Hidden Feature: Panic Alarm
The Keychain Remote can also serve as a panic button. To activate this hidden panic alarm, press both the Lock and Unlock buttons at the same time and hold for 3 seconds.
The panic alarm acts as an immediate cry for help, meaning the authorities will be notified immediately. It should only be used in emergency situations.
Multiple Keychain Remotes
It doesn’t hurt to have a Keychain Remote for every member of your household, as each remote is personalized. You’ll be able to see exactly who is arming and disarming the system in your account history.
Get the Most Out of Your Keychain Remote
Here are the best ways to integrate the Keychain Remote into your home security system:
As a Keychain: As the name implies, the Keychain Remote was primarily intended to go onto your keychain so it’s always within reach. You’ll always have it nearby to arm your system as you step out the front door or to turn on the lights when you come home.
Bedside Table: It’s a bummer when you’ve already gone to bed, only to realize that you forgot to arm your system. This can be avoided by keeping a Keychain Remote on your bedside table.
Track Your Kids: If you want to know when your kids are coming and going, give them their own Keychain Remotes and you’ll be able to monitor their movements by viewing your system’s activity.
Extra Panic/Backup: There’s nothing wrong with having a spare Keychain Remote either, especially for backup or for emergency situations. Place one in a kitchen drawer or somewhere in the basement, where you can quickly access should you ever need it.
Utility in a Small Size
The Keychain Remote offers a lot of convenience and utility in a very small package, making it a great tool to manage your home’s safety on the go.