Monitoring For More Than Security

When most people think of security system monitoring, they think of monitoring of door and window sensors and motion detectors for intrusion detection.  But, monitoring can be used for so much more.

There are a variety of sensors available to monitor different types of environmental conditions.  There are water sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, heat detectors, and more.  All of these sensors can be connected to an existing security system to monitor for changes in environmental conditions.  Or, they can be used as part of a stand-alone system to monitor only for changes in a home or business environment.

Picture of Temperature Sensor

Temperature Sensor






Do you worry about pipes bursting while you are traveling for the holidays?  How about that hot water heater?  How old is it?  I have had a water pipe rupture in my house and fortunately, I was home at the time.  This can easily happen in a home or business can can cause plenty of damage if not fixed quickly.

By adding environmental sensors to your security system and then using Total Connect to generate email alerts, you can be notified if the temperature rises, if a water sensor detects water, or if the humidity increases above a preset level.

So, with a combination of monitoring sensors and various types of notification available, you never have to face unhappy surprises again.

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-Scott Hightower, Verified Security