Today’s modern alarm systems are monitored by ‘single’ or ‘dual-path’ communications via Internet and Cellular networks, that transmit to the alarm monitoring station. These methods are far superior to the conventional POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) transmissions.
Alarm signals are relayed to police and fire authorities and the owners’ representatives in case of an emergency, and other non-priority signals can be sent to your smart-phone via text/push and/or email.
In addition, the alarm system can signal when the alarm is armed and disarmed, providing for notifications to the owner/manager of the property when employees or family members have armed and disarmed the alarm system.
For homeowners, a discount on their homeowners’ insurance policy can be obtained when alarm monitoring is established.