Does your alarm system need updating? Many advertisements and door-to-door sales people would have you believe so. The right answer is… maybe. Of course, it depends mostly on the age of your existing alarm system and the technology platform it uses. Even if you have an older alarm system, the best answer to the update question is probably… partially.
Security Central has always installed only the best and most trusted security equipment. That is why we have so many clients with systems which are 10, 20, or even 30 years old, and still working as originally designed. Much of the technology that was available a decade or more ago is, of course, dramatically different than the technology we are using today. However, the basic infrastructure and detection components of many older systems are still very effective and able to perform well for many more years to come.
When Security Central looks to update or upgrade an alarm system, we don’t take the “throw everything away and start over” approach. Instead we assess each component and determine which devices can continue to be used with confidence and which need to be updated and replaced. For example, in many cases the existing door and window sensors, motion detectors, and system wiring can all be utilized as part of a “new” updated alarm system, thus reducing your cost and disruption of the upgrade.
The main CPU, keypads, and alarm communicator are the primary components that need to be updated to give you the features and benefits of a current-generation system. What are those benefits? We’re glad you asked!
Smart Phone Control – Have you ever wished you could check to see if you armed your alarm system? Would you like to know when employees arrive? Or when your kids get into the liquor cabinet? With the Honeywell TotalConnect app you can have total control over your alarm system. By adding a cellular or internet communicator module to your alarm system, you can manage it remotely via your phone, tablet, or computer.
Reliable Alarm Communication – Traditional phone line technology is disappearing rapidly. It is being replaced with Voice Over I.P., cellular, or internet communications. New-era alarm systems are designed to take advantage of these new communication options. Whereas, older alarm systems can only communicate reliably over a traditional analog land line.
Video Camera Integration – Take your security and safety to the next level by integrating cameras with your alarm system. Our AlarmView service sends you and our Quick-C.A.R.E. Center a video clip any time your alarm system is triggered. This gives you and us real-time information as to what is happening at your property.
Does your alarm system need updating? Call one of our C.A.R.E. Consultants today to request a review of your current system. We’ll be happy to help you maximize your existing investment while taking advantage of the latest state-of-the art technologies. Call us today at 303-721-0111.