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Home Security Monitoring From Just $8.95 per Month!

UL Central Station Alarm Monitoring - Why its necessary
  • True UL Central Station Monitoring at discount pricing.  Certificate for insurance discount.
  • No contract. No multi-year monitoring or service commitments. Cancel anytime without penalty.
  • Interactive services options for remote arm/disarm and control of lights, locks, temp
  • Cellular, Internet, and/or landline connectivity with multiple backup options
  • Video streaming and snapshot options from any device, anywhere
  • Free remote configuration of communicator when using Internet or cellular options

Not All Central Station Monitoring Is The Same 

Our Central Monitoring station is on the watch for you around the clock. Systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of professionals at our UL listed, FM approved monitoring center.  With redundancy built into every part of the monitoring station we are always there for you.  When there is an alarm at your home or business, a signal is sent either over your phone line (toll-free), broadband Internet, or cellular connection to the Central Station. Trained operators will respond dispatching local authorities and notifying people on your call list depending on the type of alarm you have:

  • Burglary 
  • Fire 
  • Medical 
  • Environmental (flood and temperature)

Your Monitoring Could Be Zero Cost!

Qualify for an annual alarm discount on your home owners insurance premium!  Most North American insurance companies will grant a 10-20% discount for professionally monitored security systems.  Vanguard Security will provide a Central Station Monitored Alarm Certificate to all monitoring subscribers.  With a typical annual insurance premium of $1000, that could mean a savings of $200 – or $17 per month.

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Home Security System Alarm Monitoring Basics

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UL Central Station Monitoring w/Interactive Services

We have many connectivity options – from dial-up to broadband Internet to cellular for communication with our central station.  POTS and IP Internet have the risk of intruder line tampering (cut) and the latter has the additional issue of home LAN devices going offline during a power failure unless protected with a backup battery.  Our cellular option has neither of these risks and you can still use either along with cellular for more robust/reliable connectivity. We offer traditional monitoring (just alarm and trouble signalling), interactive services allowing control of both your home security and automation devices, as well as full video streaming to any remote smartphone or computer. 

Basic POTS

$13.45per month
$13.45per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Dial-up
    Your connection to our UL central station will use a standard POTS (plain old telephone service) dial-up line. While this has been used with alarm systems for years it also has the highest risk of tampering by an intruder.

Basic Cellular

$17.95per month
$17.95per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Cellular
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! Since cellular communicators are either internal or wired directly to security systems they are powered and battery backed up by the alarm panel. This is important since LAN devices are generally NOT protected against power failure. See our list of compatible cellular communicators. Includes backup connectivity via landline for panels with that capability.

Basic IP Interactive

$17.95per month
$17.95per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: IP Internet
    Use a broadband IP Internet connection such as Cable, Fiber, DSL for a faster connection to our central station. Keep in mind that line tampering by an intruder is still possible. Also unless you use battery backup on your internal LAN equipment (modem, router, switches) a power outage could comprimize signalling to the central station. See our list of compatible IP communicators.
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.

IP Interactive

$22.45per month
$22.45per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: IP Internet
    Use a broadband IP Internet connection such as Cable, Fiber, DSL for a faster connection to our central station. Keep in mind that line tampering by an intruder is still possible. Also unless you use battery backup on your internal LAN equipment (modem, router, switches) a power outage could comprimize signalling to the central station. See our list of compatible IP communicators.
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.
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Cellular Interactive

$26.95per month
$26.95per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Cellular and IP
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! Since cellular communicators are either internal or wired directly to security systems they are powered and battery backed up by the alarm panel. This is important since LAN devices are generally NOT protected against power failure. See our list of compatible cellular communicators. Also includes backup connectivity using IP Internet (must have cellular and IP communicators).
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.

Video Interactive w/Cellular

$35.95per month
$35.95per month
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Cellular and IP
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! Since cellular communicators are either internal or wired directly to security systems they are powered and battery backed up by the alarm panel. This is important since LAN devices are generally NOT protected against power failure. See our list of compatible cellular communicators. Also includes backup connectivity using IP Internet (must have cellular and IP communicators).
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.
  • Smart Video
    Just open a video feed from your smartphone or computer to get a clear view of what's happening inside or outside your home via 720 (1MP) or true 1080 (2MP) resolution. See our list of compatable IP cameras for streaming.

Self-Monitoring w/Interactive Services 

What sets us apart from your local dealer (as well as many online providers) is the option for Self-Monitoring. Not everyone feels the need for traditional central station monitoring yet still want to know immediately when an alarm or other event is triggered and take appropriate action themselves.  This is a cost savings and you still have the option to control home automation Z-Wave devices in your home as well as video streaming to your smartphone or computer.

Basic IP Interactive

$8.95per month
$8.95per month
  • Connection: IP Internet
    Use a broadband IP Internet connection such as Cable, Fiber, DSL for a faster connection to our central station. Keep in mind that line tampering by an intruder is still possible. Also unless you use battery backup on your internal LAN equipment (modem, router, switches) a power outage could comprimize signalling to the central station. See our list of compatible IP communicators.
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber.

Basic Cellular Interactive

$12.95per month
$12.95per month
  • Connection: Cellular
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! See our list of compatible cellular communicators.
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber.

IP Interactive

$13.45per month
$13.45per month
  • Connection: IP Internet
    Use a broadband IP Internet connection such as Cable, Fiber, DSL for a faster connection to our central station. Keep in mind that line tampering by an intruder is still possible. Also unless you use battery backup on your internal LAN equipment (modem, router, switches) a power outage could comprimize signalling to the central station. See our list of compatible IP communicators.
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.

Cellular Interactive

$22.45per month
$22.45per month
  • Connection: Cellular and IP
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! See our list of compatible cellular communicators. Also includes backup connectivity using IP Internet (must have cellular and IP communicators).
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.

Video Interactive w/Cellular

$26.95per month
$26.95per month
  • Connection: Cellular and IP
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! See our list of compatible cellular communicators. Also includes backup connectivity using IP Internet (must have cellular and IP communicators).
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
    Control your home security system from virtually anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Easily Arm and Disarm your system and check status (system armed?).
  • Text, Email, and Phone Alerts
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber.
  • Remote Z-Wave Control
    Remotely control your Z-Wave locks, lighting, and/or thermostats from anywhere with your smartphone or computer. Save energy costs and NEVER be locked out of your home again! Must have a Z-Wave compatible system or controller.
  • Smart Video
    Just open a video feed from your smartphone or computer to get a clear view of what's happening inside or outside your home via 720 (1MP) or true 1080 (2MP) resolution. See our list of compatable IP cameras for streaming.
Alarm Monitoring Interactive Service Partners

Interactive Service Partners

While the central station is what makes the dispatch to your local authorities, Interactive Services (IS) is the component in the middle which talks directly to your alarm panel (if using Internet or cellular) and relays almost instantly the alarm signalling to the central station.  It is also responsible for all remote control features of your security, home automation, and video.  For example arm and disarm from any device, from anywhere, control lights, locks, thermostats, view streaming video from cameras inside or outside your home.  Interactive services is what makes this possible.

Selecting what IS partner to use really depends on your alarm system, or more specifically, the alarm communicator.  This device can be internal to the panel, or external as is the case with most hardwired panels.  Interactive Services can only be used with broadband Internet or cellular connection.  Landline will work for standard central station monitoring, but not interactive services.  Self-monitoring requires interactive services since there is no central station operator dispatch in the loop.  The homeowner will make the call to local authorities as appropriate.

Use the following as a guide for IS selection as well as add-on communicator if required.

  • SecureNet – Supports Helix and 2GIG GC2 (only) wireless controls and most hardwired control panels
  • Honeywell AlarmNet (Total Control 2.0) –  Supports all Honeywell hardwired (Vista series) and wireless panels (LYNX Plus, LYNX Touch, Lyric)
  • IPDataTel – Supports most major hardwired panels such as Honeywell/Ademco Vista, Napco, DSC, etc.
  • Telguard – Supports most hardwired panels such as Honeywell Vista, Napco, DSC and also 2GIG GC2 (only) wireless
  • Alarm.com – Supports all 2GIG wireless panels (GC2 and GC3) and Qolsys IQ Panel 2 (communicator built-in)

Compatible Internet and Cellular Communicators

The following add-on communicators work with a variety of security panels and have options for broadband IP Internet (Ethernet or WiFi) and/or Cellular in both AT&T (GSM) and Verizon (CDMA) flavors.  They also vary by interactive service provider compatibility. Be sure to match the communicator to your security panel brand/system (ex. Honeywell Lyric), Interactive Service provider (ex. AlarmNet), communication path to the central station (AT&T cellular, Verizon cellular, Ethernet, WiFi). The product filter below can help sort out your communicator options. Call us if you have any questions!

Note:  If upgrading from ADT, they have been using Honeywell/Ademco equipment for years.  The older hardwired panels used landlines which can still be used with our central station (basic POTS monitoring only), but if you want to upgrade to a more reliable communication path, and save on the monthly landline charge, you can use any of the following with your Vista series ADT panel: If not using one of the communicators shown below give us a call (or chat) to confirm compatibility with the interactive service provider.  Any landline based panel will work with our central station.  Call us if you need help!

About Our UL Central Station

Vanguard Security Corporation has partnered with COPS Monitoring since 1987. They are the biggest alarm monitoring company in the United States monitoring over 2,400,000 accounts from 6 highly redundant load sharing central stations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Maryland, and also Texas.. COPS is UL listed, FM approved, and has more TMA Five Diamond accredited central stations compared to anybody in the market.

With 6 load-sharing facilities purposefully situated provide an unequaled capability to supply quick, reliable, expert monitoring, even under difficult conditions. Running numerous facilities in geo-diverse areas, not just provides our clients backup in case of equipment failures, it reduces the likelihood that regional problems (such as snowstorms, storms, flooding, and so on) might influence more than one site at once. In the event regional problems prevent COPS dispatchers from working at a location, they merely over-staff at other sites to cover the load.