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SkylinkNet Alarm Systems

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In the past, home and business alarm (security) systems were pretty simple and straight forward. You bought a system from a provider, they came and installed it and then they provided you with monitoring, which you paid monthly for. Traditionally, these alarm systems were wired and analog-based. Sensors for windows, doors and motion detection were all wired back to a central ‘brain’, and that brain communicated with the monitoring station via your home phone’s analog telephone line. In the past several years however, the alarm industry has undergone significant change. First came wireless sensors where you didn’t have to run wiring all over your home or business. Then came alarm systems that could be connected via Ethernet, which is where the game really began to change.

With alarm systems that could be connected to home and business computer networks, you no longer needed an analog phone line for monitoring. As well, people and individuals started wanting more control and visibility to their alarm systems. The old model of allowing a company to monitor your system and simply call you or the police when an alarm went off wasn’t enough. People wanted to see their alarm systems in real time, see what was happening, get instant notifications when systems are armed or disarmed, etc. More importantly, people didn’t want to be locked into monitoring contracts with companies, paying $30.00 a month endlessly for antiquated service.

SkylinkNet is one company that offers network-compatible alarm systems. Their entry level starter kit comes with everything you need, such as 2 door sensors, 1 motion sensor, a wireless keyfob and the main control panel. Everything is wireless, so the DIY installation is easily accomplished. SkylinkNet also offers, what is in my opinion, the most important feature of a modern day alarm system, the mobile app. Using your iOS or Android phone (BlackBerry as well if you side-load the app), you can control your entire alarm system, as well as receive instant notifications if an alarm is tripped. This is highly convenient for many reasons. For example, you can give employees access to the system through the mobile app. Say you had to terminate an employee under poor circumstances, or when they weren’t physically in the office. Instead of worrying about having to collect a physical keyfob or change PIN codes, you can simply delete their mobile app access to your system. Best of all, this self-directed monitoring is complete license-free, you don’t have to pay a dime for it. I have had one of these systems installed in my home for a number of months now and I can say that I’m very happy with it. It has performed as expected, and I have had no issues with the ‘online’ monitoring.

More can be learned about SkylinkNet’s solutions here: http://www.skylinkhome.com

 

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Martin Lehner

Martin Lehner is an technology professional working for an IT services firm in Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada). He has been working in the technology field for over a decade. With a degree in Business Admin and numerous industry certifications, Martin leads a team of IT professionals that provide third party support for clients. Originally starting a company to offer web development services, Martin quickly realized that clients wanted the entire spectrum of technology services. When Martin is not at work (which is not often, since his company offers 24/7 support), he is busy at home spending time with his family.

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5 Comments

  1. Jim Hodges October 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Nice info Martin. I am looking for something just like what you have described here.. thanks for the post.

    • Jim Hodges October 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      To follow up.. I went to the site but did not like having to putting all of my personal info and my phone number as well as credit card information on a site that is NOT an https site. So I left it alone.. also there was no option for paypal….. 🙁

      • Martin Lehner November 4, 2015 at 11:18 pm

        I noticed that as well but I was told that the data actually is SSL encrypted, but just that frame of the page, not the entire page. *shrug* Credit cards are covered against fraud anyways, I wasn’t too concerned either way.

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