Telguard Awarded Patent on Key Switch Arming Over a Wireless Connection

Patent Distinguishes Telguard's Universal Approach to Alarm Communications

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telguard, a leader in wireless alarm communications, interactive and home automation services, today announces the issuance of US Patent 8,854,187 for a "System and Method for Wireless Security Services Using a Key-Switch Interface."

Telguard's patented system and method are embodied in its remote alarm control solution, Telguard Interactive, launched in 2010. Telguard Interactive is available with all Telguard cellular communicators, including its award-winning TG-1 Express universal communicator for 3G/4G and CDMA networks, making it compatible with virtually all alarm panels. With minimal programming required, Telguard Interactive leverages the basic features built into almost all security panels--the key switch zone, output triggers and opening and closing reports--for a quick and easy installation and registration.

"Telguard's 30 year heritage has always been in universal communicators. With the rising need for interactive services, we invented a method to make remote arming and disarming applicable to not only new security panels, but also for legacy systems," said Shawn Welsh, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Telular. "The relevance of our patent is greater than ever now that the 2G Sunset is only two years away. With Telguard Interactive, dealers can easily and economically offer basic interactive services to their 2G customer base regardless of the panel they have installed, as part of the upgrade to our universal communicators for 3G/4G or CDMA networks."

In addition to giving consumers the ability to remotely arm and disarm their system from a mobile device, Telguard Interactive lets them receive notifications of any alarm status change, view arming and alerting history, and securely share access to their system. The consumer friendly interface makes the mobile security experience straightforward and simple, requiring very little dealer support.

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About Telguard

Telguard, a division of Telular Corporation, combines devices, communications, video, interactive services, and alarm processing into turnkey systems for monitoring intrusion and fire systems without a traditional landline. These field-proven solutions deliver 24 hour wireless protection by transmitting data from virtually all security, fire and PERS systems to central stations using today's cellular networks. Telguard's simple installation, reliable operation, and over 25 years of wireless experience have helped it grow to be one of the largest security communications solutions. For more information, please visit In Canada, all Telguard products and services are offered and sold under the Telular brand.


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