e-DATA’s Alarm Interface Unit allows users to merge e-DATA Biometric Access Control with standard burglary systems. By presenting their authenticated finger right at the Fingerprint Key, users can disarm and arm an alarm. Combining these systems fosters greater ease of use and eliminates false alarms. Only those who are authorized to turn on/off the alarm can enter a building.
The Alarm Interface is an "intelligent" module; it connects to the alarm panel key-switch. It also mounts directly on top of the e-DATA Door Unit.
According to the Department of Justice, United States police respond to approximately 36 million alarm activations annually, costing municipalities an estimated $1.8 billion.
Of these 36 million calls, 98 percent are false alarms. The Alarm Interface helps reduce false alarms by minimizing the No. 1 cause: user error. The following are common causes of false alarms and the solutions e-DATA's Alarm Interface provides: