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The state-of-the-art Honeywell control panel is the "brains" of your home security system. All of the monitoring devices in your home are connected to it for communication and power. The control panel has the ability to communicate with Central Monitoring in case of intrusion, smoke condition, or panic alarm. In addition, the panel can notify Central Monitoring in case certain malfunctions are detected. The control panel includes a special converter to take ordinary electrical current in your home and convert it to low-voltage so that it can travel safely through your home to power and communicate with monitoring devices.
The keypad is a simple and easy-to-use device that allows you and your family members to activate the home security system when leaving the home or disarm it upon returning. You can specify the amount of time you need to get to the keypad to disarm the system. A gentle beeping sound reminds you to turn off the system when you enter. Your special code is known only by you and can be set up with a temporary contractor's code to allow workers to access your home if you wish. The digital readout tells you at a glance the status of your system at any time and confirms when you activate the alarm.
Contacts are two-part devices placed on access points like doors and windows. One part is connected to the control panel and the other is attached to the moveable door or window. When the system senses a shift in the proximity of the two devices, as when opening a door, an alarm is triggered.
Passive Infrared Motion Detector (PIR)
This electronic security device detects intruders by the motion of body heat. They are activated when leaving the home to detect an intruder entering your home. When the system is not activated, the motion detector does not set off an alarm if it detects motion. Let your installer know about any pets. Special PIRs can ignore animals weighing less than 100 pounds.
Also called "glassbreaks", these devices notify the control panel when glass is shattered in a protected area. This device is for use with, for example, a sliding glass door on the rear of the home, where an intruder might not be seen by neighbors.
These devices are programmed to detect smoke whether you are at home or away. If you have battery-operated smoke detectors in your home already, they are useful to warn you of smoke when you are sleeping, but they cannot warn anyone of smoke when you are away. A monitored smoke detector can signal Central Monitoring, so that the fire department can check your home to determine the cause of the smoky condition.
Wireless systems can be used in homes where hard-wiring is not a viable option: homes with lather-and-plaster walls or interior brickwork, as examples. This advanced technology is in use in millions of homes and businesses and has been proven effective. In addition, a wireless system makes possible many convenient options, such as key fob arming devices to allow you to arm or disarm the system with the click of a button. Also, ask about the phone module that allows you to check the condition of your alarm system by phone from anywhere.
Your Home Security System is monitored by Criticom Central Station, a UL Listed / FM approved monitoring service. Well-trained employees in a secure, state-of-the-art monitoring facility are on guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case of alarm, they confirm the alarm condition with a phone call, which will require that you furnish your pre-established password to cancel the emergency. If unable to reach an authorized person, they will dispatch the proper police, fire, or emergency personnel.