What is Monitored Home Security?
A building holds some of our most precious treasures, whether that’s a home with our family inside or a business with our hopes and dreams.However, some of our most valued assets may be in danger or experience times of tragedy, typically when it’s least expected. Whether it be fire or burglary, danger can take on many forms. That’s why it is vital to every home and business owner to cloak their buildings with 24/7 alarm monitoring where our watchful eye is always there at a moment’s notice.
How It Works:
Alarm monitoring is the quick and detailed communication between your alarm system and EMC Security’s central station. Once the alarm control panel identifies an emergency event, it will send a signal to the central monitoring station, who will notify you and if needed, the appropriate authorities, and send them to your home or business. Technically speaking, each reputable security provider differs slightly, but the basic principles remain the same. How does the system communicate with the central station? The control panel of your security system houses the communication device (a phone line, wifi or cellular communicator). All of the alarm sensors, such as door open/close alerts, smoke detectors, glass break sensors, or heat detectors, all operate on this network and communicate signals back to the control panel when triggered. For example, if a smoke detector is triggered, the device will send a signal to the control panel, which will instantly send an alert to the monitoring personnel at the central station. This alert includes your account identification, contact information, your address, as well as the location of the triggered device. Our experienced staff will immediately call or text to notify you, and to confirm whether it’s a real emergency or a false alarm. If you don’t respond, the monitoring station will contact the proper authorities to assist immediately, so there’s no delay in getting help. There is a law in Georgia requiring two phone calls before dispatching authorities. This will help prevent false alarm fines. EMC Security’s Secure Path technology allows for multiple communication paths from your security system to our central stations:
- Traditional phone line
- Wifi/Internet communication
- Cellular communicator
Your Passcode:In order to cancel an alarm, you must provide a verbal password you assign to your account upon activation.
Choosing a passcode to your security system is extremely important. How should you go about making your alarm passcode? Here are some pointers:
- Choose a passcode that means something to you that isn’t your birthdate or your anniversary. You’re more likely to remember a meaningful code to you and your family, such as favorite numbers or special dates that aren’t easily guessed.
- Be aware of what is online about your life. In this age of oversharing social media accounts, try to choose a number combination that doesn’t appear on your profiles. Intruders may try to consult the internet to try to figure out your unique number combinations. If there is no record of the combination or anything close to it on your profile, you are far less likely to have someone be able to guess your passcode.
- Don’t write down your passcodes or leave them out in the open. If you must, keep your codes in a secure and private location or utilize a secure password manager.
- EMC Security allows multiple passwords for individuals in your home. This is very convenient for remembering in time of distress.
At home or away, awake or asleep, EMC Security’s got your back. Call today to set up professional monitoring at your home today.