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Getting Alerts!

If a condition arises that poses a threat to your family, home, or possessions, how do you want to be alerted, and how should you summon help? Traditionally, an alarm system would detect a breach or other unsafe condition, sound the alarm (usually a loud bell), and report it to a central monitoring station, who alert the local police— after calling the house first to make sure it isn’t a false alarm.

Modern electronic integration systems can collect much more specific information about your home and household. It has the capacity to deliver more nuanced data—defined by you—and to alert you in many different ways. Prescripted messages, triggered by a single event (or combination of conditions), can be sent to whomever you want, and however you want—via email or text message, via voice message sent to the land line or cell of a family members or trusted neighbor, or any combination of the above. If you want a text message when your dog pesters the cat (again), you can have it.

The triggering condition(s) can be precisely attuned to your needs. Example: the system texts you when your teenager arrives home from school and enters her number into the security alarm keypad. Then it alerts again after she re-locks the front door and triggers the motion detector in the entry hall.

Want to know if she’s alone? Program the entrance camera to capture and send you a video clip. Another example: email you at work when the house cleaner arrives, and again when she leaves. Receive an additional alert if she forgets to re-set the alarm or lock the front door.

When cameras are installed and integrated, surveillance images can provide additional clarifying information, or trigger additional custom-tailored messages. Using this approach, it is possible to be kept notified of all the comings and goings of a busy household. You’ll get all the details you need, so you can rest easy.

Send Safety Alerts by:
• App on your phone
• Phone Call
• E-mail
• Text Message

Send them to:
• Yourself
• Neighbors
• Friends
• Police
• Fire Dept.
• Security Co.