Which Alarm System will Alert Me when Temperatures Drop?
Any alarm system will alert you when temperatures drop if you have temperature sensors programmed. A temperature sensor is a type of environmental sensor that is designed to alert an alarm system before the pipes freeze. Most temperature sensors activate around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the HVAC system inside a home fails, then the temperatures can drop dramatically. There is actually a very real danger that the pipes will begin to freeze and cause serious damage. A temperature sensor will alert the system before this happens. In most cases, a temperature sensor will activate at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This should give the end user enough time to take action so that their pipes do not freeze.
If the end user is set up with an interactive service platform like Alarm.com or Total Connect 2.0, they can receive remote alerts through text and/or email when their temperature sensor activates. This is perfect for learning about a failed HVAC system if the problem occurs while you are away. Since these are environmental sensors, no emergency dispatch will occur. But you will still receive the proper alert.
However, Alarm.com and Total Connect 2.0 actually both offer an even more effective solution for alerting end users about falling temperatures. If you have a smart Z-Wave thermostat tied-in with Alarm.com or Total Connect 2.0, then you can request alerts if the temperature goes outside a set threshold. This is very similar to using a temperature sensor to receive alerts from ADC or TC2. But there are a few differences.
The biggest difference is that a smart thermostat will allow you tot control your home's HVAC system remotely. You will also have more control over the low-temperature alert threshold with a thermostat than with a traditional temperature sensor. However, keep in mind that a smart thermostat will require more wiring, and setting it up will be a more involved process. You will also need to manually set the alert-temperature thresholds from TC2 or ADC.
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