Entry Check-In Protection: Advanced Security for Homeowners and Small Businesses

For financial institutions, retail jewelers, and other high-end businesses, the highest security technology is an absolute necessity. For over 30 years, Integrated Security Specialists have worked with monitoring centers to deliver that. We know, for instance, that communications between customers’ panels and their monitoring centers must be reliable and constant — and network Supervision Check-In messages guarantee that.

Today, we’re using that knowledge and expertise to provide better security to homeowners and small businesses.

Integrated Security Specialists can provide homeowners and small businesses the kinds of enhanced security features they need but aren’t getting with other residential and small commercial systems. For instance, when utilizing the DMP XT Series panel, Entry Check-In Protection, delivering direct communication can be accomplished without any third-party retransmission.

This is a proactive safeguard against a burglar’s fast tactic to break in and quickly disable the security system before it can send an emergency signal.  With Entry Check-In Protection, the monitoring center is still notified by the alarm receiver, even if the panel is destroyed.

Entry Check-In Protection uses the same supervising technology that Integrated Security Specialists has been installing for decades in high security environments such as banks and government facilities. Typically, you wouldn’t expect a residence or small business to need the same kind of constant communication as higher security end users.

However that level of enhanced communication can make all the difference to homeowners and small businesses during the Entry Delay, and that’s why Entry Check-In Protection can be added at no cost, depending on the selected panel technology.

How Entry Check-In Protection Works
Specifically, when the system is in an armed state and an entry zone is triggered, the panel will send a Supervision Check-In message to the receiver that provides a “Check-In Fail Time,” which is based off of the system’s programmed Entry Delay.  Upon receipt of the Check-In message from the system, the receiver located at the monitoring center will begin a countdown; based on that “Check-In Fail Time,” the receiver will expect a follow-up Check-In message from the system. The receiver will send the initial Check-In message into the central station automation as an S17 “Entry Check-In Begin.” If the system is disarmed by an authorized user within the entry delay time, the system will send a Check Off message to stop the supervision.

However, if no follow-up Check-In message is received at the end of the delay period, the receiver generates an S16, “Entry Check-In Fail.” This ensures that in the event a burglar has disabled the security system after entering the premise, a signal will be immediately generated at the monitoring center. Additionally, in actual break-in scenarios in which the panel communication is disabled, the “Entry Check-in Begin” message will serve as a time-stamped record in the central station automation of when the intruders entered the home or business.

There are no intermediary servers or network operation centers and no retransmission or reinterpretation of the information over the Internet. This ensures faster response and eliminates concerns about signals not being properly relayed or intermediate communication links failing.

Also, because we’re using trusted supervision technology, there’s no need to update receiver hardware.  This is where Integrated Technology Specialists vast experience in determining the best technical design and installation expertise truly shines.  With  our intimate product and software installation experience, and partnership with long-term, leading suppliers such as DMP, we can provide homeowners and small businesses feature enhancements they might not realize are options, and cannot not obtain through other, more commercialized security providers.

If you’d like to take a closer look at this technology or discuss other challenges that need an advanced fit to help you manage your business or home security system, please contact us at sales@gotoissi.com or (888) 228-0456.