AvantGuard's Industry Glossary

Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring

An alarm communication path that uses an Ethernet connection to send an alarm signal over the internet from the control panel to a central monitoring station’s IP receivers. This type of alarm monitoring requires an IP communicator hardwired into the security system and an internet monitoring contract. The benefits of internet monitoring are that no phone line is required which reduces the possibility a communication line being cut on purpose or accident. In addition, internet communication is not expensive, and it is fully supervised so the connection is constantly polled by the central station received.