A key component to any integrated alarm system is monitoring, in case something happens. Most systems are programmed to send notifications of any event. At Sentinel Fire & Security, we choose to monitor the systems ourselves here in Blaine County instead of using a third-party station in a far-away city that doesn’t know you, the county or the responders that they call upon.
In addition to using your standard phone line to send us signals, we can back up the phone line using cellular communicators, internet connections and even our own county-wide radio system.
With more and more people converting their phone service to cable, this backup is even more important, since the cable phone modems have minimal backup power. In many instances, after power has been out for over 12 hours is when you need your alarm system the most.
Let us know ahead of time if you plan to use cable or VOIP phone lines so we can suggest a communication system that will be compatible with your system and provide signaling even if the power is out for over 12 hours.
Do you want to monitor the system yourself? We have products that are controlled by smartphones and computers, that will also allow you to view on-site cameras, adjust your thermostat, turn on lights, and even email or text you on events.