Alarmhandler takes a different approach than other security solutions. We’ve designed it so that we have removed features driving high costs, whilst we’ve added features that meet unfulfilled needs in the market. Let’s take a look on how Alarmhandler stands out!
Alarmhandler mixes three product categories
- Alarmhandler is not a traditional alarm service, but it assists in handling of alarms.
- Most camera vendors supply a free app that helps with basic setup of an IP camera and does live streaming. Alarmhandler has not tried to replicate this free functionality, as we believe users won’t pay for something they can get for free elsewhere. But Alarmhandler helps with setting up ftp connections, something the camera apps do not offer.
- Alarmhandler is not really a continuous recording service for IP cameras, but it is able to record and playback images and videos when events occur.
Here’s how Alarmhandler compares to the mentioned product categories:
|Alarmhandler||Camera app||Recording service||Alarm service|
|Alarm installation||Mount your own inexpensive IP cameras near entrances||Same||Same||Alarm company staff mount specialized alarm equipment|
|Detect intrusion||Turn on detection for estate||Turn on notification per camera||Turn on notification per group of cameras||Turn on detection for estate in app or using alarm panel|
|Visual verification of alarm||Play back recording||N/A||Play back recording||Only if you pay extra for photo sensor|
|Live streaming||N/A (use the camera app)||Yes||Some apps support this||N/A|
|Detect loss of sensor||Alerts you within minutes if camera goes offline||N/A||N/A||Normally a check 1-2 times a day|
|Multiple users of system||Yes, you add family members + neighbours in app||N/A||Yes, share access to cameras/recordings with others||Yes, operator can setup separate PIN codes etc for family members|
|Configure sensors||Simple auto setup for D-Link, manual for other cams||Yes, but no setup of ftp||Some apps support this||Only service staff can do this|
|Configurable event handling||Yes, setup your own flow eg when going on vacation||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Event handling guidelines||Yes, shown upon events||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Secure storage||Yes, files removed from ftp account after upload||N/A||Partly, server secured by firewall but ftp credentials gives access to your recordings||N/A|
The team behind Alarmhandler knows we’re not the first to bring a home security solution to the market, but we think that our combination of features essentially creates a new product category suitable to many home owners. Why not try our app and see for yourself?
Søren, founder of Alarmhandler
PS You can find more elaborate background info for the table above in our FAQ: