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This page is a log for AlulaConnect.com new features, updates, and improvements.

Updates as of May 2nd 2022

  • Improved handling of  phone number entry particularly when copy/pasted.
  • Added Overview tab for Cameras

Updates as of April 4th 2022

  • Added enable/disable enroll mode on Touchpads page.
  • Support of Lat/Lon set in the Overview tab. Currently set in mobile applications to run Scenes.
  • Added feature to remove Account entirely after unassigning a Device. Additional confirmation is required before deleting customer record.
  • Support for new Tilt sensor device type.

Updates as of March 21st 2022

  • Added support for BAT-Connect Installer Code. This is used by the Touchpad only.
  • Removed Automated Phone Call option from Notification menu.

Updates as of February 26th 2022

  • Added counter and tracker for 3G cellular devices
  • Added Advanced Search for Users
  • Added filters for searching devices in Programs

Updates as of February 15th 2022

  • Support for stitching clips into a single video on the end user portal.
  • Support for Connect+ sensors to be programmed Normally Open or Normally Closed.

Updates as of February 2nd 2022

  • Added Company Name field for customer records.
  • Added deactivation of cellular radio into the device registration workflow
  • AlulaConnect will not deactivate cellular when devices are unregistered.
  • Improved BAT-Fire workflow and helper text.

Updates as of January 18th 2022

  • Improved handling of lower supervision times for BAT-Fire.
  • Show Touchpad signal strength.
  • Removed enrollment for Alula Sunset Program. See current Service Credit Program for details.

Updates as of January 6th 2022

  • Added Alarm state condition to branding preview.
  • Added graph for troubles over time.

Updates as of December 9th 2021

  • Rework of BAT-Fire supervision selection.
  • Improve handling of branding package with Alula API.

Updates as of November 30th 2021

  • Removed Enroll option when Connect+ panel is armed.
  • Added reports for additional Trouble reports.
  • Added support for the new Touchpad Pro device type.
  • Added online/offline status for Cameras.
  • Increased bulk import limit to 2000.

Updates as of November 9th 2021

  • Added Info bar to Devices and Camera pages. Shows activation date and ability to copy MAC or serial number.
  • Added Branding previews.
  • Improved Relay Status of BAT-Fire signals.

Updates as of October 29th 2021

  • Added support for changing BAT-Fire NNC
  • Removed options for legacy products to receive updates.

Updates as of October 19th 2021

  • Improved firmware update progress bar.
  • BAT-Fire enhancements.
  • Resolved issue for Clare product not showing receiver info.

Updates as of October 12th 2021

  • Improved formatting and verbiage on BAT-Fire specific menus.
  • Resolved issue that was preventing saving BAT-Fire routing with no AES encryption.

Updates as of October 1st 2021

  • Accept company logo for Touchpad branding.
  • Added options for color picker and hex code look up for color branding.

Updates as of September 21st 2021

  • Release of new tabs for programming and configuring BAT-Fire.

Updates as of September 15th 2021

  • Added filtering for Devices by Features. Pull reports based on Devices with Alarm Transmission, Alarm Notifications, Interactive Services, Home Automation, FailSafe, two-way voice, and Alarm Verification services.

Updates as of September 8th 2021

  • Display “Chatty” near sensors that no longer show state changes. BAT-Connect will declare a sensor “Chatty” when its exceeded 10 state changes in less than 10 minutes. Contact support for a complete understanding of the algorithm.

Updates as of August 31st 2021

  • Handling termination fees for unregistering a device in a Sunset or Builder Program.
  • Support for a Move-Out behavior. Move Out command will remove PINs from panel and reset and Z-Wave lock.
  • Created an Email link from the Customer Profile.
  • Improved handling of AlulaConnect Signals page.

Updates as of August 8th 2021

  • Improved use of browsers back button by removing each tab from being logged to browser history.
  • Added ability to configure a Bosch Conettix receiver which will be used exclusively for the BAT-Fire products.
  • Resolved issue that was causing Last Name to be required for a PIN-Only User.

Updates as of July 22nd 2021

  • Mange creation and display of Account Users which allows same authority as the Account Owner
  • Combined the Account Devices and Sub-User Devices tabs.
  • Various other navigation improvements based on changes to User creation and Device management

Updates as of July 14th 2021

  • Support for new Long Life DWS.

Updates as of June 28th 2021

  •  Added ability to add a PIN Only User to Connect+ and BAT-Connect systems.
  • Added Developer Tools inside AlulaConnect logins.
  • Resolved issue preventing Dealers from being bound to a Central Station.

Updates as of June 2nd 2021

  • Export CSVs – Dealer logins can get an CSV file emailed from Alula of both Customer and Device lists. 

Updates as of May 12th 2021

  • Allow IP-Only configuration of BAT-Connect or Connect+ w/Cellular Card. Cellular can be enabled again anytime, without a truck roll. Fee applies to re-activations. 

Updates as of May 5th 2021

  • Created Profile page for Cameras that include account details. 
  • Added 601 Test signal from platform to CS. This would allow to test CS configurations without a device online. 

Updates as of April 27th 2021

  • Resolved issues that would cause Central Stations to see 500 error when checking IP Receivers connections page. 
  • Removed “Lighting Controls During Alarms” feature from AlulaConnect. The feature was not allowed for Certification by Z-Wave Alliance. 
  • Remove the “More Actions” button from Local Only Users. 
  • Resolved issue on consumer portal that could show incorrect temperatures of Temp Sensor. 

Updates as of April 20th 2021

  • Allow Partners to enroll into Alula’s Sunset Program right through AlulaConnect login.
  • Created workflow for CSTs reps to create Partners subdomain for AlulaConnect. Partners can now ask CST reps for domains of www.CompanyName.AlulaConnect.com.  

Updates as of April 13th 2021

  • Added feature to allow Local Only Users. These users will only require a First Name, and a PIN to save. 
  • Removed Disable Auto Updates feature from Connect+ & BAT-Connect devices. 
  • Resolved issue that could cause Arming Bar on consumer portal to not update properly. 

Updates as of March 22nd 2021

  • Resolved issue with video clips on consumer web portal. 
  • Resolved issue that prevents Technical users from using the Replace Device feature. 

Updates as of March 16th 2021

  • VKP support for Concord panels.
  • Resolved issue where Panel Settings for Cover Tamper and Wall Tamper were not displayed. 
  • Added additional User Column to show User Type. 

Updates as of 02/08/21

  • Updates to Dashboard screen with additional reporting or business intelligence features.
  • Added option to select IP only for BAT-Connect and Connect+ panels. Can be selected per device in the Preferences tab.

Updates as of 01/05/21

  • Add feature to reveal User PIN.
  • Resolved issue that would prevent users from adding Open/Close and Bypass notifications from portal.
  • Improved handling of multiple Announcements.
  • Resolved issues related to Phone Number validation.

Updates as of 12/2/2020

  • Video Clips added to consumer login. View clips from a timeline or per camera. Download directly to computer storage.

Updates as of 10/21/2020

  • Announcement Board added. Announcement Board will be used to update messaging on firmware releases, AlulaConnect updates, maintenance and service impacts.

Updates as of 10/14/2020

  • Added Dealer Code configuration to support NAPCO panels with BAT-Connect.

Updates as of 06/15/2020

  • Improved Replace Device feature for CDMA to BAT-Connect devices.
  • Improved CRM integrations.

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