What is the Difference Between Stay, Away, and Night Business Alarm Activation Modes?
The society that we live in has become a more dangerous and difficult place. You need to take certain measures in order to protect your business from theft and intrusion. One way to keep your business safe from such threats is to use a business alarm system. But installing a business alarm system is not enough; you should also know how to properly arm it, the difference between its various modes, and how/when to use them. Only then you will be able to take full advantage of your business security alarm.
There are usually three alarm activation modes: stay, away, and night. Read below to learn the difference between them.
1. Stay Mode
Stay mode of a business alarm system is used when the office or business property is not entirely empty. When you select Stay mode, only the exterior sensors of your building will be armed. The interior sensors will not be armed. This will allow you and your employees to move around the building while still have protection on windows and doors. If you are not comfortable with having your building’s interior sensors unarmed, don’t worry. This mode is customizable (most alarm system manufacturers add this feature) so you can specify which sensors to arm/disarm when in the Stay mode. Stay mode is ideal for areas of the building that are rarely passed through such as basement, storage room, etc.
2. Away Mode
The Away mode of a business alarm system is used when there is no one in the building and it is completely empty. Arm your business alarm system before you leave to have it protect your entire space. In Away mode, all sensors of the alarm system are armed including interior sensors such as glass break sensors, motion sensors, etc. as well as exterior sensors such as window and door sensors. In short, all the zones of your building will be protected when you set your alarm in away mode and the alarm will trigger if any of them are violated. The entry/exit door is normally set with a delay in order to allow you to enter the building and disarm the alarm system before the alarm is triggered and the signal is transmitted to the central station monitoring company.
3. Night Mode
Another useful mode of a business alarm system is the night mode. Nowadays, all the latest security alarm systems allow you to arm specific parts of the system, hence enhancing the level of security. This is what the Night mode is all about. Depending on the alarm system, the specific triggering conditions may differ in the Night mode. Usually, this mode is similar to Stay mode. The main difference is that some specific zones that are usually disabled in Stay mode are enabled in Night mode. Because of this, the Night mode should only be used when everyone has left the building and those who are staying are remaining in the building.
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