A security system is designed to protect you when a burglar targets your home or business. But what happens when he targets the security system itself?
A crash and smash attack is when a burglar attempts to forcefully disable your security panel or keypad before the alarm can sound. After a door or window sensor has been triggered, most systems give the owner a time delay of 30 to 60 seconds to disarm the system before sounding the alarm and notifying emergency response.
Unlike some security technology, Mountain Alarm’s security systems, powered by Alarm.com, have proactive safeguards to effectively thwart the attack and still protect you and your property as intended.
Crash and Smash Protection
When a Mountain Alarm system begins the time delay, Alarm.com’s platform knows to anticipate either a ‘disarm’ or ‘alarm’ command. If your panel suddenly goes offline during the countdown, our systems treat it as a suspected crash and smash attack and quickly signal for help. Because this action takes place on a secure cloud platform, it doesn't matter if the intruder completely destroys your security panel.
Professional 24/7 Monitoring
When a crash and smash alert is received, our professional monitoring center assesses the situation and can quickly dispatch the local authorities to your home or business. You’ll also receive an alert on your smartphone to inform you of what is happening. The burglar, however, will be unaware that the signal was sent until the police arrive.
With smart security technology, these tamper-resistant features and proactive safeguards, Mountain Alarm and Alarm.com make your home or business smarter and safer. Call us today at 1-888-349-3455 to learn more about the industry’s best security, life-safety, and automation systems.