If a burglar breaks into your home and you have an alarm system, the siren will go off. And when it does, the burglar will usually have one of two reactions: to run away as fast as possible or to search for the alarm and try to disable it.
What happens in the rare instances that the burglar attempts to smash your system? Will the alarm signal still reach the monitoring center and authorities?
The answer is yes – as long as your alarm system has Crash and Smash Protection, a built-in defense for when your Control Panel is destroyed by a burglar.
Crash and Smash
Crash and Smash Protection is an additional layer in your home security’s defense. It ensures that your alarm’s signal reaches the monitoring center and authorities even when a burglar desperately tries to disable your system.
In outdated alarm systems, there’s a 30-60 second delay after a sensor is triggered before the siren sounds. And then there’s another delay of 30 seconds or more before the signal is even sent to monitoring center! This gives a burglar plenty of time to locate and disable the system before the signal is ever sent.
This glaring hole does not exist within Frontpoint alarm systems thanks to the patented Crash and Smash.
The moment a sensor is triggered, the signal is immediately sent to the monitoring center. At this point, there will be a delay to give users time to enter their code in case it was a false alarm. If the code isn’t entered, the siren will sound and now the event will be treated as an alarm. So when the burglar smashes the system, the monitoring center will already be working on dispatching the authorities.
Protection for Your Protection
We know that the last thing you want to find out is that a burglar destroyed your system and that’s the reason why an alarm was never sent. That’s why we offer Crash and Smash Protection: it helps us ensure the superior level of protection that our customers have come to expect from us. It’s home security that has your back.