Two-way voice and voice over IP receivers for alarm systems

  • US 7,734,020 B2
  • Filed: 02/06/2006
  • Issued: 06/08/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for monitoring an alarm system, comprising the steps of:

  • connecting an analog telephone output from an alarm system at a monitored premises to an analog telephone input of an Internet Voice over IP (VoIP) module coupled to the Internet,monitoring the alarm system at an alarm-monitoring server coupled to the Internet,transmitting from the alarm system to the alarm-monitoring server, through the Internet VoIP module, an alarm signal over the Internet, when an alarm condition is indicated by the alarm system,indicating, from the alarm-monitoring server, that an alarm condition has been reported by the alarm system, andtransmitting one or more of live audio signals from monitored premises through the alarm system to the alarm monitoring server and voice signals from the alarm monitoring server to the alarm system through the Internet Voice over IP (VoIP) module and over the Internet.

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