Interactive technology is the term given to one of the newest waves of security technology that enables you to control and "interact" with your security system and/or surveillance camera system. As long as you have cellular and/or internet access you can communicate with your security system and your camera surveillance system.
Security System: "Cloud" services such as Alarm.com and Total Connect enable security system providers to offer their customers the ability to:
1-Have their security systems monitored via cellular/radio communication, eliminating the need for phone lines(which can be cut);
2-Control functionability of the security system(arm, disarm, bypass zones, etc.) via a Smart Phone, Tablet, or computer connected to the internet;
3-Receive text or email alerts for pre-determined/chosen activities of the security system such as, when and who armed or disarmed the system, when an alarm occurs with what type of alarm(burglary, fire, panic, medical, etc.), if power is interrupted to the premesis as well as when it is restored, if a door is left open for a specific period of time, etc.
4-Make changes to the account such as changing or adding codes, deleting users, etc.
Camera Surveillance Systems: Most professionally installed surveillance systems are designed so that cameras are mounted to view the areas of concern or interest and connected back to a Digital Video Recorder(DVR) or Network Video Recorder(NVR). Most manufacturers provide an Ap that can be downloaded on a Smart Phone and/or Tablet which, when configured to the DVR/NVR and local internet router by the security provider enables the user to access the DVR/NVR and "interact" remotely and control the viewing of the installed cameras. Any computer with internet connection also enables the user to access and interact with the DVR/NVR through a webserver.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any of your questions regarding "interactive technology" relative to our affordable security systems or camera surveillance systems.