One of the greatest innovations in the home security market in recent years has been the introduction of "integrated" or self contained security systems. These home security systems have revolutionized the way homes across America are protected. Packed with system features these security systems have quickly become the most popular choice in home security. Leading the way in this new generation of integrated security systems is the Honeywell Lynx Plus security control. All Honeywell equipment is ADT approved for home and business security systems.
So what differentiates a self contained security system from traditional alarm systems you might ask. It would be well to give a proper definition of what a self contained security system is before we can compare the differences. A self contained security system incorporates the security control panel into the arming keypad. Traditional security systems utilize a control panel which processes all of the system information and a separate numerical keypad which sends the arming commands to the control panel. Although these two types of security systems perform identical basic functions, there are several major differences that differentiate the two. The remainder of this article post will serve to give a detailed explanation of the advantages of using self contained security systems.
Integrated Voice Arming KeypadOne of the main benefits of using the Honeywell Lynx self contained security system is that the arming keypad gives voice alerts. This in itself is an added benefit from basic LCD keypads. Voice prompts offer responses to arming commands at all levels. When the alarm system is armed to the away mode, the arming keypad audibly announces that the system has been armed and then proceeds to countdown the time to exit. Voice commands are also made available as a mode of alerting when any door or window is opened at any given time. This is normally referred to as a voice chime. This benefit is very useful for people that have small children. If at any point when the security system is disarmed your child opens a door or window then the keypad will alert you audibly of the exact location your child has just violated.
LCD Alphanumeric DisplayAnother great benefit offered by the Lynx self contained system is the ability to view alpha numeric displays on the arming keypad. The arming keypad reads out in english the actual armed state of the security system. If the system is armed when you leave then the keypad actually reads out "armed away" to let you know this is the actual active arming condition. If at any point you have a window or door open and are not aware of it , the system will not allow you to arm it but will instead display the actual area that is opened. If the alarm system actually goes into an alarm condition while you are gone then as you enter your home the keypad will offer a visible alert of the area or zone that was violated. This is a feature made to guard you against entering your home if an intruder may still be inside your home.
Built In 2 Way Voice ResponseProbably the main benefit of any self contained security system is the fact that they come with with the ability to communicate 2 way voice response to the ADT monitoring central station. Two way voice response means that the monitoring central station can upon an alarm activation listen into the protected premise and actually communicate to anyone at the location through the arming keypad. The reason 2 way voice response is a great feature is because in the event their is an actual burglary or intrusion taking place at your home, the police will consider it a verified alarm. Police authorities have different levels of dispatch depending on the degree of priority. A regular burglar alarm dispatch has a low level of priority. However, a verified alarm now takes on a much higher level of priority because the police authorities know for certain that it is not a false alarm they are responding to.
Great Value and PriceThe best news of all is that all of these features combined come at a far greater value than if sold individually. If you have a traditional alarm system then these features come at a very high price. A voice keypad is usually an upgrade that comes at an additional cost of at least $100. An alphanumeric keypad likewise comes at a costly price. A two way voice response system integrated into a traditional security system comes at a very high price. To make a regular system work with 2 way voice you must invest in getting a two way voice speaker and a two way voice board known as an Eagle Board. This option comes at a price of at least $190. These facts are what makes self contained security systems so attractive. All of these features come as a basic system and offer great security buying power. Hundreds of dollars are literally saved by using an integrated self contained system.
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