Managing Multiple Locations in Total Connect
Hi, DIYers, this is Frank at AlarmGrid. Today, we're going to be reviewing multiple locations on a Total Connect account. We'll show you the web interface today. We will also have videos on how to traverse and navigate within the iOS and Android apps for multiple locations. But today, I'll be focusing on the web. The first thing we'll want to do is get you to surf to www.totalconnect2.com. I'll go ahead and show you here right on the screen. We've got totalconnect2.com, which will bring you to the login. Once you get to the Login screen, you'll want to type in your username and password. This will be provided to you by your security dealer, your AlarmNet dealer. If you've not signed up for service yet, check out our website, alarmgrid.com And sign up for service when you're ready. You can go ahead and sign in once you do have your login credentials. There's also a Test Drive there that you saw on the login, if you want. If you haven't signed up for service yet, feel free to use that icon to show you how the interface looks. But we'll actually show you right here today as well. If you have multiple locations that you're trying to monitor on this web interface using Total Connect, a few examples that may be a home and a business, maybe a second home, maybe an elderly parent, or potentially a brother or sister, anyone that you want to share accounts with, or if you have multiple secured premises that you'd like to monitor all in one place through the alerts, it very convenient to use this Multiple Locations feature. If you toggle up here on the top, you'll see that we've created three different locations on our account. We've happened to label these locations as the actual alarm system, since they're all different, for testing purposes. In your case, this might be labeled as the actual location of where these alarm systems are. Positioned so this may be Home. This may be Work. This may be Vacation Home. And basically, by clicking into these, it's going to jump the Security section here, the Event Log, the Weather, Everything on this main Security page, over to the alarm system that you clicked on. So it's an easy way to just jump between all the various locations, view Weather, Event Logs, and Live Status, be able to control them, and then also be able to go into other settings here on the left, such as Automation Devices and Smart Scenes, if you do have Z-Wave devices. So if you do want to set up multiple locations under the same login, just make sure to inform your AlarmNet dealer when you sign up. And that second location, you just inform them that, hey, I want to have this under the same login. When they configure the account at AlarmNet, there's a specific way that they'll need to do that to have it under the same login. And then you'll be able to log in to your existing account. And you'll then see these two-- these added locations up top here. Another place you can go to jump between the different locations is here under the Location section on the left. You'll notice that there's a tiered 1, 2, 3 priority. The one in the top section is the one that will show up by default as you log in. And then you can jump to the others by clicking here on the top right. If you prefer to have one over the other, if you get your mouse over to the left, on the left side here, you'll notice this icon where you can click and drag. So now my VISTA 21-iP will be the first panel that shows me the status when I log in the next time. And now my Lyric Controller will be the primary location where, when I first log into my app or my web login, that will be what shows right here in the Security section, as far as Live Status. If you have any questions on setting up multiple locations on a Total Connect account, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you find this video useful, please click the Like button beneath. And don't forget to subscribe to our channel.