Security Key Fobs
Security keyfobs are convenient devices that allow user to quickly arm and disarm their security systems with the simple push of a button. Many keyfobs also include extra buttons that can be set up to perform other functions when pressed. This can include activating a home automation scene, triggering a panic alert or activating a siren. Most end users find that security keyfobs are very easy to program and use with their security panels.
Each button on a security keyfob can be assigned to perform a different function on the system. Once the keyfob has been programmed with the system, each function can be individually set up within keyfob programming. Most four button security keyfobs include a button for arming away, arming stay, disarming and a panic trigger. These are typically the most common functions that a user will want to perform with their security keyfob.
By using a security keyfob, you can quickly and conveniently perform basic functions on your security system by just pressing a button. For example, instead of having to go to your panel and enter in your master code to arm your panel before you go to work, you can just simply press the arm away button on your security keyfob while you are in your car pulling out of the driveway. This can save you some valuable time in the morning when you are rushing to get out the door.
When you return home, you can press the disarm button to immediately disarm your security system. This will prevent you from having to rush over to your security system as soon as you enter your home to disarm your system before the entry delay period on your system expires. You will not need to enter a user code, and you can conveniently do this from your driveway or anywhere inside of your house.
Additionally, most four button keyfobs are able to perform more than four functions. This is typically done by pressing two buttons on the keyfob at the same time. By doing this, you can conveniently perform additional functions using your security keyfob. Many users make use of this capability to activate Z-Wave scenes or to control devices inside their home. Each function will need to be individually programmed with your security panel in order to operate.
There are a few important things to remember when using security keyfobs. The first is that you will need to be within range of the security system so that the signal of the keyfob is able to reach your panel. However, most wireless keyfobs feature an impressive range that will allow them to function anywhere inside most homes. Next, since disarming a system using a keyfob does not require any code entry, it is very important that you keep your keyfob safe and secure at all times. If an intruder was able to get their hands on your keyfob, they could disarm your system with the press of a button and access your home without having to worry about police dispatch. Finally, while the batteries inside keyfobs are quite powerful and will typically last for many years, they will eventually require replacement. The process of replacing the battery inside of a security keyfob is usually very easy, and the batteries are conveniently sold on the Alarm Grid webiste.