Understanding the Home Mode in Your Security Alarm


It’s completely understandable that you would want to ensure your home is safe and secure while you’re away. The problem is, most of us don’t understand the concept of home mode in our home security alarm system.

So what exactly is home mode?

The key features in this mode are what alarms and sensors are armed. Mostly, your Entry Sensors, Panic Buttons, Glassbreak Sensors and environmental sensors such as Smoke Detectors and Water Sensors must be armed.

However, if there’s a place in your house that you don’t usually go to, like the basement, you can activate the Motion Sensor there. You can customize the sensor to be in both modes—both the Motion Sensor and Home Mode. You can change this setting through your Easy Setup Wizard Software or through your customer account online.


Putting your alarm system in Home Mode

The easiest way to arm your system into Home Mode is through the keypad. Simply press the “Home” button on the keypad, and you’re all set. If you’re leaving the house and some family members are still there, you can still put your alarm system in Home Mode.

Activate the Home Mode through the keypad, too, but this time, you will have to open the door first before pressing the “Home” button. After pressing the “Home” button, you can then exit the door and close it after you. Your system is now armed.

If you have a keychain remote, you can also activate your Home Mode there. Press and hold the “off” button on your remote, and then press the “away” button simultaneously. You can do this when you leave your home and forgot to do it on the keypad, or simply when you’re in bed and is too lazy to go down and access your keypad.

Lastly, if you have the Interactive Monitoring plan, you can activate your Home Mode through your smartphone. When you leave the house, simply load the app and press the “Home” button. This can be done basically anywhere, even if you’re in Timbuktu, as long as you have Internet access.

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