New Alarm Central Software for Android Devices

We will be releasing a new app for our alarm central that will be available on Android and Android tablets. The design will be the same as the current alarm central software available on the web and as a Windows application. The app is simple to use and does not require any new configurations. It will gather information from the existing alarm central which means that you do not need to change anything. The app is also supported by Philips Signage-tablets which have built-in RGB LEDs that will start blinking in the case of an alarm.

Receiving and handling alarms in the new software for Android devices

Beacon Tuner for Android devices

A good way to position alarms indoors is to install iBeacons. iBeacons are continuously sending a signal containing their position. Our alarm app can catch this signal and use it to locate the alarming device. Beacon Tuner is an app we have developed to facilitate the installation of new Beacons. In the app a list is displayed of all the Beacons that are active and the Beacon that is closest will end up on the top of the list. The app enables easy sorting of Beacons by letting the user change the color of any Beacon. A color can for  example mark what floor the Beacon is on or if you need to change something. The app also displays battery levels for every Beacon and if they need to change batteries. Battery levels are automatically uploaded to the self service portal where you also have an overview of the Beacons. Thanks to this solution it is easy to keep track of all Beacons in a building and at the same time control that the right information is set for each Beacon. We are currently working on the last testing phase and expect to release Beacon Tuner during April.


New layout for installing Crystal Alarm on Android devices

Crystal Alarm requires multiple permissions to work correctly. To make it clear to the end user why we ask for these permissions and how they will be used, we have completely redesigned the installation flow of Crystal Alarm. This is also on par with new guidelines from Google Play Store and therefore we are launching this change for Android first and iPhone to follow. 

Permissions include for example SMS, positioning, microphone/calls and sound alerts.

The screens below will give a feeling for the new design.

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