b"that it greatly reduces the number of falsealso used to carry many other signals such as alarms.basic voice services, token ring, and ATM data. Carbon Monoxide Detector (CO): A device thatCellular Alarm Monitoring: A type of alarm detects the presence of the toxic gas carboncommunication path that uses the digital monoxide, a colorless and odorless compoundcellular network to send an alarm signal from produced by incomplete combustion and lethalthe control panel to a central monitoring at high levels. If a high level of carbon monoxidestations cellular receiver. This type of alarm is detected, the device sounds an alarm, givingmonitoring requires a digital cellular people in the area a chance to ventilate thecommunicator hardwired into the security area or safely leave the building. Carbonsystem and a cellular monitoring contract. The monoxide is produced from incompletebenefits of cellular monitoring are that no combustion of fossil fuels. In the home, carbonphone line is needed and there is no chance of a monoxide can be formed by open flames, spacecriminal cutting your alarm communication line heaters, blocked chimneys or running a caras it is a wireless cellular signal. Cellular inside a garage. When an alarm sounds, actionmonitoring is one of the most reliable ways to must be taken immediately. This may includemonitor a security system. evacuating the premise if experiencing carbonCentral Monitoring Station: A secure location monoxide poisoning symptoms (confusion,where alarm signals are monitored by live headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc.),central station operators 24/7. The term can ventilation of the premises, and contactingalso be used to refer to a company that professionals to inspect carbon monoxideprovides services to monitor burglar, fire and emitting sources. If you suspect you havemedical alarm systems. The central monitoring suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, gostation may also provide watchmen and outside immediately and call an emergencysupervisory services as well as runner service number. At high levels, breathing carbonfor fire alarms. Central monitoring stations use monoxide gas is fatal within minutes.special telephone lines, computers, receivers If you have a monitored carbon monoxideand trained staff to monitor their customer's detector on your security system, a centralsecurity systems and call the appropriate station operator will dispatch the paramedicsauthorities in the event an alarm signal is when the carbon monoxide alarm signal isreceived. Because quality and experience can received. With a simple local carbon monoxidevary greatly among central stations, a detector, a siren sounds at the location after anprospective customer is advised to do research alarm is triggered, but the responsibility ofon different companies before making a final calling emergency personnel is left to you. Withchoice. a monitored detector, emergency response isSome central monitoring stations are certified dispatched as soon as the alarm is received byby independent agencies. Underwriters the central monitoring station.Laboratories (UL) is a leader in inspection and Category 5 (Cat-5) Wire: Twisted cable typecertification of central stations. UL Standards designed for high signal integrity commonly827 and 1981 must be adhered to in order to referred to as Cat-5. Many such cables aremaintain a UL listed central station license. UL unshielded but some are shielded. Category 5conducts annual audits of these licensed has been superseded by the Category 5efacilities to ensure compliance. specification. This type of cable is often used inCentral Station Operator: Person who works in structured cabling for computer networks and isa central monitoring station whose job is to 79"