ATP Home Security works like many other home security systems, with sensors and monitoring and the whole nine yards. They serve Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
How a Basic System Works
Did you know that only 15% of homes in America have a security system, according to Statistic Brain? A basic security system includes three different components:
- The Control Panel
- The Monitoring Service
There are sensors that will alert customers if a window or door is opened or broken. If a sensor is triggered, a signal is sent to the control panel. The control panel is centrally located and helps manage all the different signals that come in from the system. This is where customers can arm or disarm an alarm system. The control panel will also notify the monitoring service if the alarm is activated for any reason. The monitoring service pays attention to the signals that are sent by the control panel. Once the monitoring service receives an alert, they contact the customer to see if the threat is valid, or if it was just an accident. The monitoring service will dispatch appropriate authorities if necessary.
It’s important to have all three parts of a security system. It is not enough to just have a sensor that will set off an alarm and a control panel. Many burglars know that all they have to do is destroy the control panel. Without the monitoring service, help won’t be called.
In order to provide optimal protection, it’s important that each entry point has it’s own sensor. This includes the front door and back door, as well as all ground floor windows. ATP offers different equipment packages to suit the needs of each individual situation. If situations change and more sensors are needed, ATP offers more components at no change to the monthly fee.
How Monitoring Works
Many of the security systems will send the signal over the telephone line to the monitoring station. The monitoring station is manned 24/7 by skilled operators that are trained in what to do in the event of certain emergences. The operators will alert the proper authorities if there is an alert that comes in that requires it.
When the alarm is triggered at the home, a signal is sent to one of the monitoring stations. The ATP response team is standing by to handle any alerts that come in. The security team then contacts the customer to verify if help is needed. If is not a false alarm, the security staff will contact police or the fire department.
There are back up systems available in the event that the phone is cut or fails, to ensure that customers get the help they need since the system communicates through the phone line. The common option is a cellular radio service that will contact the central station.
Add on to Security Systems and Automations
In addition to home security systems, ATP offers other home safety needs like smoke and fire detectors, as well as flood and freeze sensors, to make sure the home is protected while customers are away.
In addition to other things to protect the home, ATP offers different ways to automate systems and keep them protected while customers are at work, on vacation or just out of the house. Customers can automate things like the thermostats and lights. There is also two-way monitoring, where customers can speak to ATP professionals when the need arises.
ATP protects more than just the home; they also have healthy emergency systems that can protect loved ones. There are medical pendants and intelligent alarm keypads that allow customers to monitor everything in the home, as well as video recording and monitoring equipment.
The Skybell Doorbell allows customers to see and hear who is at the door with its smart video doorbell technology. Whether customers are at home or on the go, they can still know who is at their door, creating more safety. Motion sensing means the Skybell will alert customers even if someone doesn’t ring the bell, and there is color night vision for night safety.
To learn more about security systems and find one that will work for your situation, contact Protect America.