by Sehar Uddin
Posted on:November 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm
Crash & Smash Protection
Offer complete protection, exclusively with Alarm.com’s patented Crash &
Smash detection technology. With Crash & Smash Protection by Alarm.com,
your customers can rest assured that if a Crash & Smash attack happens at
their property, the central station will still be notified immediately. Most
security systems have built-in entry delays and alarm reporting delays to
ensure that customers have enough time to disarm their systems upon
entering their property before an alarm signal is sent to the central station.
This functionality is critical to reducing the incidence of false alarms and
unneeded emergency response. Unfortunately, these delays give intruders
more time to locate and destroy the security control panel – also known as
a Crash & Smash event.
Make This Possible
When the intruder entered the home, a special Entry Delay message
was transmitted to the Alarm.com Network Operations Center by the
Alarm.com wireless radio in the security panel. The Network Operations
Center was then expecting to receive a Disarm message within a few
minutes, and when it didn’t receive the message, it sent a Suspected Crash
& Smash signal to the central station. The central station responded and
alerted the police, who sped to the home and caught the intruder.
Dialer Delay Protection
Crash & Smash detection also works during the Dialer Delay,
so the property remains protected even if the intruder circumvents the entry
delay doors and finds another way in. As soon as the security system goes
into an alarm state, a Pending Alarm signal is transmitted to Alarm.com
and can be routed to the central station, even if an Alarm message is not
received shortly after due to panel damage.