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Login asmag.comMember Registration Smart Signal enhances control to smart home and business Smart Signal enhances control to smart home and business has introduced Smart Signal, a mobile app emergency signaling feature that enables property owners to communicate critical information directly to their monitoring station.

Using their mobile app, property owners can now trigger a panic alert notifying security professionals that they need help at their home or business. They can also verify an alarm event to expedite emergency response, or cancel a false alarm from anywhere. Monitoring stations are using this real-time information to dispatch police, fire or emergency medical services to properties faster, respond to a wider range of emergencies, and reduce false alarms. 

Developed through's deep partnerships in the security industry, Smart Signal enhances the value of professionally monitored security to further protect home and business owners, even when the system is disarmed. Alongside other proprietary innovations like's Dedicated Cellular Connection, Crash and Smash Protection, and Unexpected Activity Alerts, Smart Signal enables solutions to deliver unmatched protection.

"Professional monitoring is fundamental to a security system," said Dan Kerzner,'s Chief Product Officer. "Smart Signal is the latest way in which the platform extends that value so subscribers can quickly and easily activate assistance from their monitoring station during a wide range of life safety emergencies." 

Smart signal features: Verify, cancel, and panic

Smart Signal enables subscribers to send critical emergency information to their monitoring station using their mobile app. 

During an alarm event, the mobile app now displays two persistent buttons that enable property owners to either verify or cancel the alarm. 

Holding the Alarm Verify button quickly confirms the emergency, enabling the monitoring station to expedite their response. Holding the Alarm Cancel button signals to the monitoring station that it's a false alarm. The buttons remain "pinned" to the top of the app as the subscriber scrolls downward, enabling them to review their video feeds or image sensor pictures before responding. 

Smart Signal also includes In-App Panel Panic. By selecting and holding the Panel Panic button in the app, subscribers can send a panic signal to their monitoring station from the security panel, which ties the signal to their property location. A Silent Panic option is available for every security panel integrated into the platform. Audible Panic (which also triggers the panel's siren), as well as Fire, Police and Medical panic options are available depending on the security panel type.

"We are thrilled with Smart Signal because it gives us another feature that differentiates our smart security solutions and adds value to the professional monitoring service," said Kirk Brundage, General Manager of Link Interactive. "Our customers want to do everything from their mobile app, and this unique feature from puts more control and protection at their fingertips. Because it's a free upgrade, it gives us a chance to show our existing customers how their service gets smarter and more secure over time." 

Developed with industry partners 

To enable monitoring stations to distinguish user-generated, in-app signals from machine-generated signals, partnered with industry groups and monitoring station partners to develop new signaling protocols and standards. Thanks to these innovations, monitoring stations can quickly identify user-generated signals to prioritize their response and reduce false alarms.

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