Residential Security

Communication options When selecting your home security system, one of the most important considerations is availability of a communication link, and the flexibility to select a different link in the future if necessary.

You have three options for connecting your system to our monitoring center.

DIAL-UP phone lines were once the only way to connect to the monitoring center. However, dial-up is probably the least secure communication link because phone lines may be downed by weather or cut by intruders.

NETWORK (Internet) connections provide much higher communication speeds than dial-up, and also enable a range of new features. With a Network connection, it is possible to remotely access your system and receive alerts/alarms via email.

CELLULAR is emerging as the most reliable and capable connection. Your cellular connection can’t be accidentally or intentionally cut, and cellular opens the door to an incredible assortment of mobile security features.

total mobile control If you include a cellular connection for your security system, you have a number of options for mobile control. MyAccess™ lets you send commands to your system via simple text message, allowing any text- capable phone or device to become a remote control for your system. The Virtual Keypad app* works on your smart phone or mobile device. Download the app, and you can access to the most- commonly used system functions via an attractive graphic interface.

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control your home Using a cellular communication link with your security system also makes it possible to add a variety of home control features. The optional interface lets you select from the wide variety of inexpensive home control devices, and command them via your smart phone or mobile device.

  • Remotely turn on lights, radios, televisions and other appliances, creating the impression that someone is home.
  • Adjust your thermostat, so you can set the temperature while gone, then adjust it to a comfortable temperature on the way home…a real energy and money saver.
  • Lock or unlock exterior doors, so you can let someone in even if you’re not home, and never have to rush home to verify that you locked the door on your way out.
  • Automatically lock doors when you arm your system.
  • Automatically turn on lights when system has been activated.