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Security Terminology

  • Door or Window Contact: Concealed magnetic switch detects the opening of a door or window.
  • Alarm Window Screen: These screens appear to be a normal bug screen, but will activate the alarm when the screen is either cut or removed. Allows ventilation and protection at the same time.
  • Double Position Window/Door Contact: A second magnetic switch is installed so that a sliding door or window can be partially opened for ventilation while the system is armed.
  • Keypad: Push-button combination arms and disarms alarm system as well as performing other functions. Code numbers can be changed, added or deleted.
  • Keypad 'Stay' Command: User can arm the system while automatically eliminating areas from the protection, i.e., the perimeter doors and windows can be activated, but the interior motion detectors are eliminated.
  • Infrared Motion Detector: Senses movement by an intruder.
  • Pet Exclusion Motion Detector: Motion detector designed to accommodate the movement of pets within the protected area.
  • Glass Break Detector: Detector designed to activate the alarm system when detecting the sound of breaking glass.
  • Portable Emergency Button: Small transmitter can be carried in a purse or worn as a pendant. Will activate the panic alarm when within 100 feet of the premises.
  • Panic Buttons: Active 24 hours a day, even if the alarm system has been turned off.
  • Monitored System: When the alarm system is activated, a message is transmitted to the alarm company's central station and the appropriate agency is dispatched.
  • Entrance-Exit Time Delay: A delay time is programmed into the system to allow the operator to leave after the system is turned on. Upon entry, a soft tone will remind the user to turn off the system prior to the alarm activating.
  • Fire System: Consists of heat detectors installed in areas where a fire is most likely to occur, i.e., kitchen, furnace room, laundry room, garage, and smoke detector are installed in the hallways outside of the bedrooms. The fire system is active 24 hours a day, sending an alarm signal when smoke and/or heat is detected.
  • Flow Switch Monitoring: When water begins to flow through the fire sprinkler system an alarm signal is sent to the central station.