Door and window maker Pella Corporation recently introduced the Insynctive mobile app, which allows homeowners to check on the status of doors and windows from their phones. The free mobile app can also be used to control and program motorized blinds and shades.
Pella’s solution aims to help the 75% of Americans who ever felt uncertain about whether or not they had locked the doors. With the Insynctive app, users can get real-time push notifications whenever windows and doors are closed or opened. The status indicator will light up if windows, patio doors and/or entry doors are open or closed, and if patio and entry doors are locked or unlocked.
Sensors are embedded into Pella products and hidden from the view, so as to preserve the aesthetic design of the windows and doors. The sensors are wireless and do not require additional drilling.
The Insynctive app provides a DIY-friendly guided setup to help users connect their windows, doors, blinds and shades via the Pella Insynctive Bridge.
Pella Insynctive products are compatible with a wide variety of security systems and home automation systems, including Control4, ELAN and Savant, for those who wish to obtain a monitored security system or a fully connected home experience.
Pella first launched Insynctive universal sensors and motorized between-the-glass blinds and shades in 2015. Now, with a more expansive offering of integrated sensor solutions, users have more options to make their homes secure, says the company.
“Through integrated technology and the new Pella Insynctive app, Pella windows and doors can deliver the added peace of mind that our customers desire.” said Caleb Klein, Product Manager for Insynctive technology at Pella. It is part of the company’s mission to “make life easier by creating added security, comfort and convenience,” Klein added.
Door and Window Alarm Market Gets Competitive
Manufacturers in the global door and window market are seen constantly upping their ante with product development.
The global burglar alarm market is anticipated to expand at a 5.8% from 2018 to 2023, according to the latest report by Market Research Future. The ability to get warnings regarding intrusions on the smartphone via a mobile phone application is anticipated to spike up the adoption of alarms.
Modern door and window alarms are outfitted with sensors that can trace the slightest signal of an attempt at forced entry. Installing them is relatively easy as well. Currently, the wireless door and window alarm systems are fast gaining popularity owing to the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT). Such systems can send signals across large distances via emails or mobile phones.
The global door and window alarm market is highly competitive owing to the numerous players in it trying to surge ahead of one another with better products and better pricing. As a result, the market is inundated with a range of products catering to various needs and budgets of customers.
Also, policy discounts for installing security alarms is likely to entice customers in the long run. But false alarms can pose a challenge to the market. But this can change soon with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining new guidelines to prevent false alarms.