My questions are related to the inability to customize the IQ remote experience, especially in nighttime mode.
We use the remote unit in our master bedroom, mounted on the wall by the light switch. We like our room to remain dark and quiet, unless there is an alert. We like to use arm/stay for all arming activities. With a big dog in the house, motion is a constant problem.
The photo frame start time…please allow a lower option. 5 minutes is the lowest, meaning if an arm/disarm (done by my spouse in another room or by the app) causes the remote unit to wake/brighten up, we have to wait for a minimum of 5 minutes until the unit goes back to sleep or get up and dim the unit ourselves (which defeats the purpose of trying to sleep).
If initiating an arm/stay at the remote panel, the countdown cannot be “dimmed” by hitting the side of the panel until the countdown completes. The user is locked out for 60 seconds…meaning I have to wait by the panel, cover the panel with my hands (hoping it does not wake up my spouse) until the countdown is finished (hoping not to bother my spouse who is sleeping). We do not keep our phones in the bedroom (I know, we are weird), so arming from the app is not an option.
I realize that any arm/disarm is most likely designed as a security feature to “wake up” the remote panel, but it is a pain when a spouse wakes up early, turns off the alarm with the app or from the master panel, and the remote panel shines bright in our bedroom for a minimum of 5 minutes. If an option were placed on the remote panel (where settings for nighttime mode are selected), and give the consumer the option of keeping those arm/disarm events dark on the remote panel, this would give the consumer some flexibility.
Please allow for an option at the remote panel to AS A DEFAULT turn of the beeping on a countdown during an arm/stay. I hate hearing the countdown all the time…and would prefer not to hit another key EVERYTIME I want to arm.
It really is a great system. HOping that future software updates might take some of these features into account.