Alarms Over the Internet is a VoIP Solution

EMERgency24 supports the widest range of Internet alarm communication formats so that its alarm dealers have more design options to meet the specific needs to protect your home or business Internet Protocol (IP) alarm communication is a technology that must now be considered to best serve your long-term security interests.

By sending alarm signals via the Internet instead of POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) lines, system owners can be assure their alarm equipment is compatible with emerging hardware for years to come. Further than compatibility, the efficiency of alarm transmission will be in line with the latest performance standards, such as the ninth edition of UL 864.

New Strategies Required

With an estimated 26 million "legacy" alarm systems across the United States, alarm dealers must look to direct IP alarm communication using broadband connections as the bridge to the next generation of hardware devices.

Taking into account that the new UL 864 requirements call for dramatically faster communication between initiating devices and alarm annunciation, the next logical step is to streamline alarm transmission from the panel to the central station.

Thats because traditional alarm communication from the panel to the central station usually takes between 30 to 60 seconds. With IP transmission, communication is almost instantaneous, which hastens response by emergency personnel.

AlarmNet is an Internet Solution to VOIP

Honeywell's AlarmNet-i provides commercial and residential alarm owners an incredibly secure, flexible Internet monitoring and VOIP solution. It provides fully encrypted communication, works seamlessly behind firewalls and installs in minutes by alarm technicians without extensive networking experience. As the trend of homes and business being wired for the Internet continues, AlarmNet-i looks to be a very attractive offering for many years to come.

AlarmNet-i offers:
  • Compatibility with a wide range of ADEMCO VISTA panels
  • Highly supervised, fully-encrypted communications
  • Complete ease of configuration
  • Flexibility of transmitting signals to multiple locations
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Prevent False Alarms

In most communities, when a burglar alarm is activated, emergency responders are dispatched to the home to determine the cause of the signal and check on the well-being of residents.

However, some cities are experimenting with a practice called Verified Response. That means monitoring companies or alarm-system owners must confirm there is an actual intrusion that requires police response. This policy is also referred to as "Non-Response."

As an alternative to this dangerous policy, the security industry developed a widely accepted procedure called Enhanced Call Verification (ECV), which helps reduce false dispatches while still protecting tax-paying citizens. To learn more about ECV, click here.