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If the Power Goes Out, Does My Security System Still Work?
Jun
19
2020

If the Power Goes Out, Does My Security System Still Work?

It depends on The type of home security system you have installed that determines what happens when there is a power outage in your home. Cellular Radio: This type of wireless home security system continues to work during power outages, drawing their power from battery backup for several hours. Like a…

If the Internet Goes Out, Does Wireless Security System Still Work?
Jun
17
2020

If the Internet Goes Out, Does Wireless Security System Still Work?

This depends on the type of wireless home security alarm system you have installed in your home. Typically, homeowners have one of four choices when it comes to connectivity to the alarm monitoring company: Traditional telephone lines Cellular Radio Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Internet These reasons include network outages…

What Is Alarm Monitoring and How Does it Work?
Jun
13
2020

What Is Alarm Monitoring and How Does it Work?

Alarm monitoring is quick and detailed communication between your home security system and the central station of your security provider. Your control panel registers an emergency event and sends a signal to the central monitoring station, where the appropriate authorities are notified and sent to your home. The technical specifics…

How Do Wireless Security Cameras/IP Cameras Work – ?
Jun
08
2020

How Do Wireless Security Cameras/IP Cameras Work – ?

Gone are the days of long, obtrusive wires running across floorboards or walls. Many of today’s security cameras are wireless, using broadband or short-range technologies like Z-Wave to communicate with a control panel or connected smart device. Wireless security cameras are easier to install, and they give you greater flexibility…

How Does the CMS Monitoring(Police Response) Work?
Jun
05
2020

How Does the CMS Monitoring(Police Response) Work?

Your motion detectors and door/window sensors are activated, and your control panel is at the ready. If someone were to break into your home, your alarm would sound—but who would respond if you weren’t home or couldn’t answer? This is where the police response feature comes into play. When your…

What is Window Sensor and How Does a Window Sensor Work?
Jun
04
2020

What is Window Sensor and How Does a Window Sensor Work?

Window sensors are must-haves for comprehensive home security systems—they can promptly notify you if someone attempts to access your home through a window. Here’s how these devices work: A switch and a magnet attached to a window frame and pane, and as long as the window stays closed, the magnet…