Integrated interface for mobile device

  • US 9,141,276 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2011
  • Issued: 09/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/16/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A security system comprising:

  • a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a premise, the monitoring system including a sensor that is installed at the premise, the sensor being adapted to sense a status of the premise; and

    a mobile device that is provided separately from the monitoring system by a company that is different than a company that provides the monitoring system, the mobile device including applications that, when run on the mobile device, perform operations comprising;

    performing a synchronization to associate the mobile device with the monitoring system;

    based on the synchronization, receiving by the mobile device one or more data communications descriptive of sensor events detected by the monitoring system at the premise;

    displaying, on a display of the mobile device, a status interface area that includes status information related to the monitoring system based on the received one or more data communications;

    displaying, on the display of the mobile device, a control interface area that enables a user to provide user input to control the monitoring system;

    receiving user input defining a control operation for the monitoring system based on the control interface area; and

    based on the received user input and the synchronization, sending one or more control communications that cause the monitoring system to perform the control operation defined by the received user input.

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