How Does Crash & Smash Work?

How Does Crash & Smash Work?


Hi, DIYs. Joe from a Alarm
Grid, and today we’re going to talk about crash
and smash technology on alarm.com compatible panels. Now we have a bunch of
alarm.com panels on the wall. We have the GC3, the GC2,
we have some Simon models, and then we have the
Qolsys IQ2 right up here. All of these systems are able
to use the crash and smash technology that you get
with a full-monitored system on alarm.com, and it’s
a great feature to use. The crash and
smash is only going to work on a system
that is monitored with a central station,
as crash and smash has to do with the interaction
to central station. What crash and smash
allows the system to do, is that if an intruder
breaks in the house and they smash the
panel, it will still signal to central station,
and central station is still going to dispatch
as if the alarm was a real act of burglary alarm. This is a great feature
for all-in-one panels because you may
be wondering, what happens if an intruder
breaks in my house, here’s this thing going
off, runs over to it, and smashes it? This prevents that. The way that crash
and smash works is that when somebody, let’s
say they go in through one of the entry doors of the
home, that signal’s going to go up to alarm.com,
and alarm.com is going to expect that
a disarmed signal comes in at a certain amount of time
after it receives that signal. Alarm.com is smart
enough to know. It’s going to calculate
the latency of the signal. It’s going to look at
any signal degradation as far as cellular
strength goes, and it’s going to look
at the burg dialer delay, and it will also look at the
delay timer on the system for disarming to do a
calculation to expect when it should see a disarm signal. If it doesn’t see
that disarm signal, it’s going to send that
straight to central station, and central will treat it
like a regular burglary alarm. That means that if
the intruder breaks in, they go through an entry
door, the system saying, hey, disarm me. They walk up to it and smash it. Even though the system isn’t
sending up that full alarm signal to alarm.com and
then to central station, central station will still treat
that as a real burglary alarm because the system
wasn’t disarmed after a certain period of time. Another instance where
crash is mass is useful is if the burg dialer delay
on the system is enabled. What the burg dialer delay
is, it’s a window of time that the system waits
before sending a burglary signal to alarm.com and
then central station. Some companies enable this,
as it gives you a window. It makes the time that
it takes for the signal to get to central take
longer, which can reduce the chance of a false alarm. We at Alarm Grid, we turn it
off for any panel that we can. Some panels do
have it burned in. With all that said, though,
let’s say that the burg dialer delay is enabled on
the panel, and somebody breaks in the house. The alarm goes off, the
system is screaming, but because the dialer
delay is enabled, it’s not going to
send that full alarm signal to alarm.com and
then central station until that dialer delay passes. Now with crash and smash,
even though it still has the burg dialer
delay, alarm.com is still going to look for that disarm
signal to come from the panel, and it’s still going to
send that signal over to central station, and
it’s still going to be able, or essentially will still be
able to respond to the signal as if it’s a burglary alarm. So even with the burg dialer
delay enabled, and even with the burg dialer delay
time, if the system is triggered during that time, alarm.com’s
going to get that signal, and they’re going to pass
it to the central station to respond to it. So as you can see, crash
smash is a wonderful feature to use and have. It’s actually
enabled automatically on alarm.com-monitored systems
for the burg dialer delay. That’s the situation
that I just described. The only place that it
can be toggled on and off is on the entry delay, which
is the first situation I described, that’s if an
intruder breaks in the home through an entry
door and the system’s counting down its entry delay. That can be turned
on or off for crash and smash from the dealer. Now we at Alarm Grid, we
always enable it for that, to give you the best
protection that you can. Have, but just keep in mind,
if you are monitored elsewhere, you may want to call
your alarm dealer and just make sure
that they have enabled crash and smash
during the entry delay period on your panel. That’s pretty much how crash
and smash works on alarm.com. If you did enjoy
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