Alarm reporting formats are methods for communicating complicated information quickly, using plain old telephone service. It is still the main method used by burglar and fire alarm manufacturers to send signals to central station monitoring services.
In this post, we review:
- The background of alarm reporting formats
- The options for these formats
- How Contact ID works
- Event codes and subcodes
- How alarm reporting formats make alarms intelligent
- Examples of using various subcodes for responses / plans