Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (Philadelphia, PA)

Methods are disclosed that, in certain aspects they allow for the identification of alarm-related events and non-alarming events based on information collected from different sensors that monitor at least one entry point of a premises. Non-alarm events could, for example, include an earthquake or knock or knock. Sensor data from several sensors can be used to determine whether the data coming from sensors is alarms or not. The data associated with the non-alarm incident on the premises could be compared to data collected from other locations. In the event of a comparison, authorities might be informed.

Security surveillance systems, like those that are installed in houses or other types of buildings, typically set off an alarm or allow an alarm if the sensors are activated. In order to confirm if the alarm is genuine or not the security system could attempt to notify one or more of its users. False alarms can cause delays, and even cost authorities time and money. Therefore, there is an ever increasing need to improve processes to determine an alarm or event by a security monitoring system to, for instance, lessen the risk of raising a false alarm or incorrectly raising alert levels towards an alarm. There is also an ongoing requirement to improve the methods of alerting a person or an entity to the occurrence of an alarm or another event so that, for example the user or other entity can respond to an alarm or another event more efficiently. It is crucial to improve the way alarms and other events are handled in order that the information from alarms and other events can be used to improve the security monitoring system’s operation. This and other issues are addressed by the presentdisclosure.

The following is a brief outline of the disclosure in order to help you better understand some of the elements. The summary is not an exhaustive overview, and is not designed to define or identify essential components. The summary below merely outlines the various aspects described in a simplified format as an introduction to the more in-depth description provided below.

This disclosure addresses aspects of the monitoring of security in a building or entry points into a premises. One or more aspects of the disclosure could relate to the methods used for the identification of false alarms or non-alarm incidents that happen at a premises beingprovided with a security monitoring service. The non-alarm or false alarm events could include such things as knock and seismic events.

This summary is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all the distinctive features that are described in this document. It does not limit the scope of the claims. These and other features will be described in more depth below.

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