Keyfob remotes are utilitarian – they can arm or disarm your home security system and even trigger a panic alert that is sent to the monitoring center in the event of a break in or emergency at home.
A keyfob remote gives you more freedom and accessibility to control the alarm system in your home and provides an extra layer of security. Having the portable key fob gives you another way to control your alarm system from different areas of your home, not just at your panel.
HOW KEY FOBS WORK
Keyfob remotes are compact and wireless. They typically run on long-life lithium batteries which can last up to five years, and are easy to replace on your own - no need to call tech support! They also have an LED indicator light on them to confirm that the button has been pressed and that it successfully communicated with your panel.
Keyfobs only work within a certain range and physical structures such as walls or buildings may affect how well the key fob communicates with the control panel.
You can place the remote on your keychain or keep it at your bedside table as a security precaution. Should an emergency or security situation arise, you will have quick and easy access to press the button and activate your alarm or panic alert.
While your security control panel can often be accessed from your smartphone through an app, a key fob is faster. While your Alarm.com mobile app allows you to control your entire home from your smartphone, having a keyfob while you’re in the house makes it possible to quickly activate the system or sound the panic button.
Keyfob remotes are also handy to give to your children, grandparents, or neighbors who may need to arm or disarm the system. They eliminate the problem of having to remember a code to control the security system. As we mentioned earlier, the keyfob security system offers a simple solution for arming and disarming the alarm for people who are not so tech savvy or may have trouble remembering your code.
Most security systems will allow you to program a number of keyfobs into your security system. This makes it easy for you to grant access to the people who need it without having to divulge your alarm code.
When there are a number of people who need to access your home and alarm system, keyfobs provide risk of someone failing to set or disarm the system because all it requires is the push of a single button. It also relieves the stress of trying to remember and enter a code in a panic if an alarm is accidentally triggered.
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