Some specs may be slightly different for each security provider, but alarm monitoring is essentially similar in any security system.
The control panel controls a network of sensors (window or door sensors,) motion detectors, or specialized temperature, or smoke detectors. When any of these sensors are triggered, a signal is sent to the monitoring station via telephone line.The signal sent will alert monitoring personnel at the remote monitoring station, who will immediately call the owner of the house to confirm whether it's a false trigger or real emergency. If there is no response, the monitoring station dispatches emergency personnel to the home address.
Critical information is sent by your security system to the monitoring center: account identification and the sensor that was triggered.
Regular un-monitored alarms do provide some benefits.
The alarm noise lets you know that there's a problem and allows you to take action.
The noise may frighten off some intruders, but most simply ignore it and disarm your control panel.
Most emergencies are serious and in most cases, you'll want help form the police, fire, or medical professionals as soon as possible.
24 hours alarm monitoring is an essential feature offered by most security providers. For more information on alarm monitoring and services, visit ADT, STS, or other renown security providers in your area.
Remote Monitoring Sensors
A remote monitoring system consists of:
sensors and an alarm connected to a security company by telephone transmitter.
There are different types of sensors adapted to all situations:
- Anti-intrusion :
- Motion detectors;
- Opening detectors;
- Glass breakage detectors;
- Beam motion detectors;
- Sound sensors;
- Animal detectors: allows the compatibility of an animal with a remote monitoring system.
- fire safety :
- Heat detectors;
- Smoke detectors (mandatory in all units as of March 2015);
- Elderly or medical safety
- motion detectors;
- video surveillance...
- anti-aggression (shops) or video transmitter.
These detectors can be installed inside or outside the property.
Remote monitoring system compatible with all types of lines
When an alarm is triggered, the telephone dialer sends an alert to the computer system of the monitoring company.
This telephone transmitter is connected to the monitoring center via a telephone line which may be:
A traditional fixed line;
- An ADSL line (Internet);
- A GSM connection (radio).