When selecting a security alarm system for the home you want reliability and peace of mind. Our iQ4 range deliver this through the use of smart technology both in features and connectivity. Our alarm systems and the wireless components that connect to them are fully installed by our technicians in your home and setup using various connections such as WIFI and 4G so you know your system will stay active. In this article we explore how the components such as movement detectors or smoke alarms send signals to the alarm system, how the alarm system communicates with Ultimate Security’s call centre and what the system battery does.

How do the components connect and interact with the iQ4 security system hub?


The iQ4 security system connects to your home Wi-Fi network to communicate with the iQ4 mobile app and web portal, allowing users to remotely monitor and control their security system. The iQ4 hub acts as the central control point for the system, receiving signals from sensors such as door and window contacts, motion detectors, and cameras.

If the home Wi-Fi network goes down, the iQ4 system is equipped with a cellular 4G backup, allowing it to continue to communicate with the iQ4 servers and notify users of any security events.

How does the system connect to Ultimate’s back-to-base monitoring?


Ultimate’s iQ4 home security systems are equipped with a 4G sim card, connecting to our back-to-base monitoring centre through a cellular network. The sim card acts as the communication channel between the security alarm system and the monitoring centre.

When the security alarm is triggered, the system sends a signal to the 4G sim card, which then transmits the signal to our team within the monitoring centre here in Australia. The signal may include information such as the type of alarm triggered, the location of the alarm, and any other relevant details that can help us respond appropriately.

The 4G sim card ensures that the communication between the security alarm system and the monitoring centre is reliable and secure. It also enables the security alarm system to be monitored remotely, providing peace of mind to the property owner.

How do the system components receive power?


The components of a security alarm system typically receive power from a variety of sources, depending on the specific design of the system. The iQ4 Alarm panel typically has a backup battery to ensure that the system continues to function in the event of a power outage. This backup battery is designed to provide temporary power to the alarm panel and its components, such as sensors and communication modules until the mains power is restored. Some of the most common sources of power for security alarm system components include:

AC power: Many security alarm components, such as the control panel (Hub) are designed to be connected to the property’s electrical system using AC power. This type of power supply provides a constant source of electricity to the components, which is necessary for them to function properly.

Batteries: Backup batteries are commonly used in security alarm systems to provide power in the event of a power outage. These batteries can be rechargeable or disposable and are designed to keep the system running for a certain amount of time when AC power is not available.

Overall, the power supply for a security alarm system depends on the specific components used and the design of the system. It’s important to ensure that all components receive a reliable source of power to ensure the proper functioning of the system.

How does the alarm system battery Work?


The battery in an alarm system is typically designed to provide backup power to the main system hub and other critical components in the event of a power outage. When AC or mains power is available, the system hub and other components will be powered by the main electrical supply. However, in the event of a power outage, the backup battery will take over and provide power to keep the system operational.

The battery in an alarm system is usually a rechargeable lead-acid battery, which is designed to be able to provide power for several hours or even days depending on the capacity of the battery and the power consumption of the system.

Our batteries are designed to monitor the battery status and will send a signal to the monitoring centre when the battery is running low. This alert allows us to contact you and arrange for a replacement battery to be installed before the battery is completely drained, which could compromise the security of your property.

In summary, the backup battery in an alarm system provides power to the main system hub and other critical components during a power outage. The system is designed to monitor the battery status and send an alarm signal when the battery is running low, which allows for prompt replacement to maintain the system’s reliability and functionality.


So, bringing all this technology together means you have a robust home security system built on technology to keep you home and family safe. Our iQ4 packages have been designed to meet the needs of different homes and can be tailored with the components you need. For more information contact us today on 1300 850 591 or select a package for your home today and we will respond to your enquiry.