Advanced Protection Logic (APL) explained

 In Alarm Systems

Advanced Protection Logic (APL) is a proprietary technology for Honeywell Alarm Panels. When you enter your business in the morning, when the alarm is still armed from the night before, you have a set amount of time to disarm the panel until it alarms. Since alarm panels are becoming more compact, such as the Lynx 5200 or 7000 unit, which are self contained alarm systems, it can be easy to run through the door, rip the alarm panel off the wall and destroy it. This can result in the panel never sending a single signal to the monitoring station if APL is not eanabled.

What APL does is prevent exactly the smash and grab scenario played out above. APL will allow the panel to send a signal the second a sensor is tripped. If no disarm signal is received within a set amount of time, APL will advise the monitoring station of the situation and the proper actions can be taken. Of course APL also takes into account the possibility of a false alarm, that’s why it allows for more time on top of the timer delay that the alarm panel is programmed to give.

APL is a great feature regardless of your type of business or the type of alarm system you are using. Proofing the systems against more scenarios, instead of assuming that certain things will never happen is always a good idea. If you have a hardwired Vista panel, then the APL is more unlikely to be needed, we however still include the service to ensure all your bases are covered.

You can learn more about the Honeywell panels that we offer here:

Honeywell Vista Series Alarm Panels

Honeywell Lynx Series Alarm Panels

You can also review our monitoring services here. We go the extra mile to ensure all your bases are covered when monitoring your alarm system. Your security is our priority. If you are unsatisfied with your current alarm monitoring company or want to see what’s out there, feel free to get in touch. We would love the opportunity to show you how we can help your business be more secure.

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