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Home security systems are interesting. Today, my daughter and her husband decided to cook a family dinner for the rest of us. The decision was to make beef Wellington. During the initial cooking process, there was enough smoke to set off the smoke alarm. That meant that the security company started calling. But I screwed up and did not add their number to any of our safe caller lists. What did that mean? Well, the security company called my home phone line. But the SPAM call filter kicked in and knocked the call off the line. That is what a SPAM filter is supposed to do. IT monitors calls, and when the number isn’t listed as a safe caller, don’t let the call through.

The SPAM filter also grabbed the call (it is the same SPAM filter) on my cell phone, so, sadly, I had to go out of the front door and notify the fire truck that we did not have a fire. My daughter and her husband were motilities and I stood out and had to explain to the fire department why we didn’t have a fire. I suspect when we consider the situation later, it will be one that brings all of us together. It is also a great platform for a technology/personal safety column. So, without further adieu, let us wander towards that information. What does security monitoring mean? There are two distinct types of monitoring, and both are very important to consider.

However,r if you have a connected smoke detector in your house, it is connected to something. There are the Google Net projects, that monitor for Carbon dioxide and Carbon Monoxide as well as smoke. They are connected to the home network and can notify the fire department automatically if there is no response to eh fire alarm. The same is true for connected smoke detectors. The good news is, I can tell you that ADT’s works. Our alarm went off today, and the fire department was at our front door about 4 minutes later. Good to know they respond fast, sad that it happened to us this morning. I am sure there is something I can do to reduce the sensitivity of that sensor.

Lesson learned, make sure emergency systems are in your safe caller list!

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    ever have the fire department roll up on your house?

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    do you have smart smoke detectors?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Based on the story today, are my detectors really smart?

    • Yes
    • No

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