Normal Activity Monitoring
With our new revolutionary Plug & ProtectTM alarm systems, we are changing the way security is seen by the world. One of the biggest parts of security is the interactive services. This helps people become more confident in the protection of their homes and businesses. That is why Normal Activity Monitoring has been introduced.
What is Normal Activity Monitoring?
Technology is changing continuously. All over the nation, security systems are being improved by these advancements, and one of them is Normal Activity Monitoring.
Normal Activity Monitoring is also known as sensor open/closed monitoring. For all interactive monitoring levels, this feature will allow ten sensors (set by default, but you are able to upgrade to include more for an additional cost) to show open/closed for door and window contacts, as well as activated/idle for any motion detectors. This feature gives you more control over your alarm system whether it is armed or disarmed.
After logging into the Alarm.com website, you will see "Sensor Status" on the right side of the screen, and "History" below. Under "Sensor Status", you will find a list of sensors that will show open/closed or activated/idle (depending on whether it a door, window or motion detector). This is the list of sensors that are set up for Normal Activity Monitoring. In order to view all your sensors (if you have more than ten), you can click on "Sensors" next to the "System Summary" tab on the top left. Here you can choose which sensors you would like to report open/closed or activated/idle by clicking the check box, which corresponds to the desired sensors.
Door and window contacts, motions sensors, and image sensors are the only sensors that will report for Normal Activity Monitoring. This is because they are the only sensors that will change their status on a day-to-day basis. Glass breaks, keychains, touchpads, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide sensors will show "OK" and will only change their status if there is a trouble. Even though only ten will report for Normal Activity Monitoring, if the panel is armed, all the sensors (including any future additions) will set off an alarm if they are tripped. This alarm will go to the Central Monitoring Station, and they will call you to make sure everything is OK.
Who wouldn't want more control over their security system, whether it is armed or not? This new technology gives you that ability, so that you have more control over your system when the panel is disarmed, and gives you more insight to what is going on inside your home or business.