b'the costs that cities and states wasteExpander: A device which expands the responding to these false alarms.capabilities of a security system. Typically refers Entry/Exit Delay: A built-in delay on anyto zone expanders which provide additional entry/exit zone of a security system. This delayzones for a security system beyond the gives you time to enter/exit your home ormanufactured settings. business after disarming/arming your securityExternal Sirens: A weatherproof siren that can system to avoid setting off the alarm. Entry/exitalert neighbors and emergency responders to a delays can be anywhere from 15 seconds to 120location where an intrusion has occurred. seconds in duration.External sirens typically have a much higher Entry/Exit Zone: An alarm zone that protectsdecibel (dB) level than an indoor siren. the area(s) most frequently used to enter yourFalse Alarm: A phony report of an emergency property. For home security these zones usuallycausing unnecessary panic and response. False protect garage doors, front doors, and/or backalarms waste public resources as emergency doors. For business security these zones usuallyresponders spend time and money responding protect the front door and back doors. A keypadto an incident that is not a real emergency. is usually found in an entry/exit zone along withFalse Alarm Password: A word, name, or the alarm device protecting that zone. Thesenumber used by a security system owner to zones are also typically programmed with anverify with the central monitoring station that entry/exit delay.an alarm was actually a false alarm. Environmental Monitoring: Refers to a range ofWhen central station operators are using alarm devices that monitor environmentalenhanced call verification they will always call changes. Smoke detectors, heat detectors,the premises after an alarm and ask the person carbon monoxide detectors, water detectors,who answers the phone for the false alarm and temperature detectors are all devices thatpassword. can monitor environmental change. A burglar alarm system that has one or more of theseFingerprint Verification: Refers to the devices can protect against a range of threatsautomated method of verifying a match beyond common burglaries. In the event anbetween an individuals fingerprints and stored environmental alarm device sends an alarm,data on file. Fingerprints are one of many forms central station operators would dispatch theof biometrics used to identify an individual and proper responders instead of police. (e.g. Fireverify their identity. department for a smoke alarm, paramedics for a carbon monoxide alarm, or the customer for aFire Alarm: Caused by an active fire alarm temperature or flood alarm.)system that detects fire or the effects of fire, and as a result does one or more of the Ethernet: The most widely installed Local Areafollowing: notifies the occupants, notifies Network (LAN) technology. Specified in apersons in the surrounding area, summons the standard IEEE802.3.10/100 BASE-T, the mostfire service, and controls all the fire alarm commonly installed Ethernet system, providescomponents in a building. Fire alarm systems transmission speed up to 100 megabits perinclude alarm devices, alarm notification second.devices, fire alarm control panels, fire Security systems that have internet alarmannunciators, power supplies, and wiring. monitoring capability require an EthernetFire Alarm Control Panel (FACP): The central connection.computer or brains of a fire alarm system. 82'