How Can an Emergency Contact System Protect You from a Theft?

Emergency contact systems are monitored by a local station continuously. This means that whether you are at a house or not, the interaction will contact you and the local detecting station when someone or something is in the geographical area and has activated the motion sensors. The detecting station will then call you to verify a specious contact or to report to the authorities immediately in the event that needed. However, since a thief’s contact system can be triggered by different things, it’s important to know how to correctly use all features. This will ensure that you’ll get the quickest and most accurate response and your family or enterprise remains protected.

What Are the Main Components of an Emergency Contact System?

Control panel

The control panel is the primary component of your thief contact system. It has a touchscreen or keypad in which you will be entering confidential codes to arm/disarm your contact.

Motion sensors

As their name indicates, motion sensors detect motion. When these are activated, you’ll get alerted right away. One of the advantages is that you can add as many motion sensors to your contact as you wish. This is practical because, in the event that you have a larger house with more doors and windows to protect, it’s only reasonable that you’ll need more sensors.

Central detecting station

This is usually a local station that is in charge of detecting your contact, receiving signals, and calling you to determine a false contact or real urgent and dispatch the police right away.

Remote access

You can remotely control your contact with an app in your cell. This app is handy when you forget to arm your contact. It is also useful when you need to give access to a family member or friend while you’re away on vacation. Some apps also allow you to control your house lights or thermostat.

What Additional Systems Can I Connect to My contact?

Panic buttons and smoke detectors.

Do You Have to Be Present When Your contact System Is Installed?

The person who will be managing the contact should be present at the time of Setting up. Setting up shouldn’t take long so this will be the best time to discuss questions and make sure you have all you need to operate your system successfully.

Emergency notification system for business – Most safety companies provide a user handbook for their system. Those who don’t will usually provide basic training the day of Setting up. Take this opportunity to ask questions and practice arm/disarm your contact. Make sure you know your passwords/codes and what steps to take in case of a false contact.

Setting up Day Checklist:

  • Request a user handbook for your system or ask about onsite training

  • Practice arming/disarming your contact

  • Know what to do in the event that you have a false contact
    Ask additional questions
    Save your password/codes in a safe place
    Have your safety company’s phone number handy.

What are the most common mistakes when using a thief contact?

Said by VinTech Systems’ president Mun Wong, there are two main mistakes she has witnessed throughout the years:

“First, clients forget to arm their system. Furthermore, they don’t use the stay setting to protect themselves against house intrusion.” – Mun Wong

Fortunately, these common errors can be easily fixed.

in the event that any of the secured doors/windows are not closed, the system will notify you immediately.

Using a thief contact while you are at the house?

Emergency notification system for business – When you are returning house or going to bed, you should set your contact to STAY mode. That ensures that any motion sensors inside the house are not active but zones around the house are. Many people don’t use this feature. in the event that an intrusion similar to the ones in Lincoln Park occurs, the contact will sound immediately and the owners will have the opportunity to contact the police right away.

To arm your system in STAY mode, enter:

Your 4-digit code + the number for (STAY)

Depending on the model, there should be additional modes available in your instruction handbook.

Get the most from your emergency contact system

An emergency contact system can be an excellent tool to protect your family and house. in the event that you have any doubts or concerns, work with your contact company to help you use your system effectively. Only this way will you benefit the most from using your system.

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