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The Convenience and Benefits of a Home Security System Key Fob

Sep 11, 2023|

Whether you’re headed to brunch with friends, driving your kids to soccer practice, or rushing to make that workout class, life gets busy. Home security is the last thing you want to worry about when running out the door.

That’s why something as simple as getting a security system key fob can make your life easier while ensuring your home is safe and secure.

A wireless key fob allows you to arm your system or call for help with one touch and no passcodes.

Property crime like burglary is among the top crimes in the U.S., affecting almost 7 million homes in 2019, according to the FBI. If you are already protecting your home with a security system, why not make it even simpler to secure with a security key fob?

Security system key fobs make it easy to keep your home and loved ones safe by removing the hassle of fumbling with keys, remembering passcodes, or logging into the app on your phone.

Vivint key fob.

What is a security system key fob?

Security system key fobs are similar to those for cars. They’re wireless remote controls designed with a small and slim form factor, providing convenient security control at your fingertips.

Think about how the key fob for your car works. It can lock, unlock, and perform other functions at your fingertips. A key fob for your house provides the same access control to arm and disarm your home security system.

These key fobs come equipped with programmable buttons, including a panic button that can trigger an alarm in case of emergencies. When activated, the panic button immediately notifies the monitoring center, alerting them to a security breach or other home emergencies within the range of your access control panel.

The benefits of security system key fobs go beyond simple activation of your home's access system. In critical situations, such as a family member falling or a home burglary, the panic button lets you quickly call for help when every second counts. It’s like a wireless alarm.

For individuals facing health or mobility challenges, keeping a security key fob on their person or keychain provides peace of mind, knowing security assistance is just a click away. Having a security system key fob within reach on your nightstand ensures round-the-clock protection for your family and home.

These key fobs easily integrate with existing security systems, including keypad-operated systems, door locks, and alarm systems. They offer compatibility with various brands and providers, such as ADT.

A security key fob lets you enjoy the convenience of keyless entry systems and eliminate the need to remember passcodes or carry bulky keys.

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How do security system key fobs work?

A key fob works smarter for your safety—activating your home security system so you can be on your way.

You can use your key fob to quickly:

  • Arm or disarm your system from up to 100 feet away
  • Trigger the panic alarm for fast access to emergency personnel
  • Use with smart locks for keyless home entry

If you want to get technical, these devices have secure encryption, with a wide range for you to access your alarm panel.

Multifactor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication offers an extra layer of protection to safeguard your home automation system. And remote key fobs most commonly have a transmitter that operates at a high frequency of 315MHz.

The bottom line: Security system key fobs operate at a high speed with special authentication to protect you.

Vivint security key fob.

More key fob benefits

There are even more benefits to the security system key fob beyond quick access to control your home’s security.

  • Easy to use. Remember how your car key fob works to lock your car, pop your trunk, or set off the alarm at your fingertips? The same easy access comes with a security system key fob.
  • Effortless convenience. What’s easier than accessing your home automation panel from your phone app? There’s no need to log into the access system, just press the arm or disarm buttons on your keychain.
  • Peace of mind. Placing your wireless remote on your nightstand allows you to arm the security system when you go to bed each night, ensuring your family and house are protected while everyone sleeps. Worry less and feel more secure.
  • Everyone can have one. Get multiple key fobs for the people you trust most. Babysitters, in-laws, trusted neighbors, and teens can all get a security key fob for easy entry and exit. There’s no need to give out your passcode to friends and family anymore.

Inside or outside: Arm and disarm your home remotely

On busy days, every minute matters. Instead of stopping at your security system smart hub when hurrying out the door, simply press a button on your alarm fob to instantly arm your system from up to 100 feet away.

The security system key fob from Vivint is as simple as safety gets. Quickly enter and exit your home using your security key fob, saving you time and effort and ensuring your home is secure.

Remote access to your home automation system lets you easily arm your home when you leave and disarm your home when you return. Also, no more second-guessing whether you locked up after driving away. You can arm your security system right from your car within several feet of your home.

Or when you’re about to fall asleep and can’t remember whether you armed the alarm, there’s no need to get out of your warm bed and go downstairs—the wireless key fob can handle everything for you.

Use the panic button in an emergency

Security system key fobs are for more than just entering and exiting your home.

Faster alarm = faster response. Emergencies happen when we least expect them. The Vivint key fob gives you a fast and easy way to call for help.

A panic button is your lifeline in an emergency. Once you press it, the alarm key fob sends an alert to Vivint professionals who can dispatch local authorities so you stay one step ahead in an emergency.

For those with mobility or health issues, keeping a fob in your pocket can ensure you get help during an emergency (like after a fall) no matter where you are in your home.

Every second counts in emergency situations, and a security key fob can make a difference in keeping you and your family safe.

Say goodbye to passcodes

The days of rushing to un-arm your alarm or enter your passcode are gone. A security system key fob is a simple solution.

No more needing to remember yet another passcode. No need to pass it around to family and friends. Using a key fob doesn’t require a passcode.

Getting home after a long day just got a whole lot easier with access control in the security system key fob.

Quick entry and exit

Hands full? Rushing out the door? No need to fumble with keys or run back in to turn on the alarm. A security key fob does all the work for you.

Your smart lock activates with the touch of a button.

Home automation companies and smart home services are busy at work coming up with ways to make your life more simple and secure. When Vivint specialists were thinking up ways to make life easier for you, a Vivint Key Fob just made sense.

A security system key fob is the simplest way to a smarter home.

Vivint security key fob.

Discover great key fob and smart lock options from Vivint

When it comes to security key fobs and smart lock options, there are plenty on the market. But Vivint offers a great overall package for all your smart home security needs.

Vivint is all about simple solutions for a smart, secure home.

With all the features you want and need, Vivint key fobs help you control your home at your fingertips. The Vivint security fob features a compact, one-touch design that can fit conveniently on your keychain.

Equipped with pictures on each button for extra clarity and a five-year lithium battery for long-lasting coverage, this home security key fob is as convenient as it is low maintenance.

Adding extra security to your home doesn’t have to mean extra work. The Vivint fob combines convenient features and quality protection to give you one of the best key fobs on the market.

When life gets busy, home security is the last thing you want to worry about. Try a security key fob to give you peace of mind while making your life a little bit easier.

Check out the Vivint smart locks and key fob solutions for a home that is smart and secure.

Find out how Vivint can make your home more comfortable and convenient. Call us at 855.822.1220 for a free consultation today.

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