I-Alarm enters self-monitored market
LEXINGTON, N.C.--The i-Alarm, a new portable security system concealed as a picture frame that senses changes in volumetric air pressure, was recently released as a self-monitored residential security product. The system has the ability to protect a 4,000-square-foot space using "secure space technology," according to Ken Gantt, inventor of the i-Alarm and director of research and development at Reliable Lock & Alarm, in Advance, N.C.
"The i-Alarm measures changes in volumetric air pressure. A house is like a giant balloon and any time outside air comes in, it compresses the air in the structure, and that's what causes the sensor to react," Gantt explained.
When a sensor is triggered, the i-Alarm calls up to four pre-programmed phone numbers and the individual receiving the call has the ability to listen to what is happening inside the home and even speak through the device.
The i-Alarm costs $699 with no installation or monitoring fees and has been on the market for approximately six months.