An IP communicator is a module that can be added to your alarm system that
allows it to communicate your alarms to the monitoring computer via the
internet. There are different models by different manufacturers but we usually
stick with the DSC brand since they are directly compatible with the panels
that we use.
The different models have a few different features but they all have one thing
in common, they communicate via the internet. They may be used as your
primary path of communications or they may act as a backup to your POTS
line. They communicate extremely fast and reliably and some units allow you
to access your alarm system from your smart phone or office computer.
Which model we use on your alarm system depends on which panel you
choose and what features you require.
The only real drawback of the IP communicator is that you must maintain
your internet connection and home network in proper working order. This
includes adding a battery backup to your cable or dsl modem so that it will
continue to function during power outages.
SEM Security Systems
a division of Southeast Mobility
Internet Protocol (IP)