One of the greatest advancements in ADT Security, alarm monitoring comes in the way of something known as two way voice alarm monitoring. ADT two way voice monitoring allows the central station operator to listen and communicate through the actual security system in the event of an actual alarm condition. This has many benefits over the traditional ADT alarm monitored system as will be discussed in detail in this article post.
What is ADT Two Way Voice MonitoringHome and business security systems are designed to send a message to the ADT central monitoring station in the event of an actual alarm activation. This message is sent through either your existing phone line or via ADT Cell Guard cellular service. Once the alarm message is received by the ADT central station, the operator attempts to notify the customer by calling them on the phone numbers provided by the customer. AT this point the customer is advised of the alarm condition and asked if they want the proper authorities dispatched.
With two way voice alarm monitoring, the central station operator receives the alarm condition the same way. The big difference however is that the way the customer is contacted is very different. When the ADT central station operator receives the alarm condition message, with two way voice service, they actually speak to the customer through one or several speakers installed at the protected premise. The customer can actually talk directly with the ADT central station operator hands free through microphones installed in the speakers. So in contrast to traditional systems, with two way voice service everything is hands free communication.
Benefits of ADT Two Way Voice MonitoringOne of the obvious benefits of using the ADT Security two way voice system is the ease of use. Not having to run to a phone if your alarm accidentally goes off is more convenient and practical. Immediately following an alarm activation the ADT Security central station operator comes through the speaker and asks you to provide the system password. This creates for ease of not having to reach for a phone but is also a much higher level of protection. With normal or traditional monitored security systems, the central station operator has no idea whether or not the alarm activation is a false or real emergency condition. With two way voice monitoring, the central station operator instantly knows if the alarm condition is a real emergency or not because they listen into the protected premises.
This benefit of being able to listen into the protected premise goes way further than just ease of operation. The fact that the ADT Security central station operator can listen in on an actual alarm condition creates for a much higher level of security. Police authorities are dispatched based on priority levels and an alarm condition that an operator listens in on has a greater level of priority. This type of alarm condition is called a verified alarm. That means that in the event your ADT alarm system goes off, the ADT Security operator at the central station has the ability to listen in the protected premises and alert the local authorities of the live emergency condition. The level of priority in this case goes to the top because the police now know that they are arriving at a break in that is in progress. This level of security ensures that false alarms are reduced because every alarm condition can be verified as a true or false alarm.
ADT Two Way Voice PricingThere are two ways in which the ADT two way voice service can be integrated into your home security system. The first and most practical way of integrating two way voice service is by using a self contained security system. A self contained system is one that incorporates the arming keypad and the master control panel into one. These integrated systems are generally more affordable and packed with features. If you choose to add the ADT Security two way voice service to one of these systems, there is no additional hardware equipment necessary. Everything needed for the two way voice service to work is already included in the self contained system. The only thing that would have to be modified to activate the two way voice service is a programming change in the system. The disadvantage of using the self contained system to perform two way voice operation is the fact that the microphone and speaker is located on the actual arming keypad itself. This is a problem in a large home because the ADT Security operator will not be able to hear and intruder on the other side of the property.
The other way of integrating ADT Security two way voice service is by using a traditional control panel and keypad combination. In a traditional security system you would have an arming keypad and a master control panel at a different location. The drawback of using this type of set up, is the cost involved. With a traditional security system it is necessary for you to purchase a two way voice board and two way voice speakers. This combination can raise the cost of the installation by at least $200 beyond the normal cost of the installation equipment. The benefit for using this type of set up is the fact that you can place two way voice speakers throughout the home and not in just one area. This ensures that anywhere in the protected premises the ADT Security central station operator will be able to hear if in fact a break in is in progress. The monthly service charge regardless of which way you choose to install the two way voice service is $44.99 per month.
The fact is that ADT Security Two Way Voice is a major upgrade fro any home security system. However, it takes a security system specialist to determine which system design is best for you. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can add two way voice service to your system then call us today at 786-325-7867 or 305-233-6044 and speak to one of our security system specialists. Or you can visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and put your information into the contact form.
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