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Digital Code -  A personal code that you enter into your alarm system via the control panel to arm and disarm your system. You should always keep your code confidential.
Disarm -  The act of turning your security system off, so that it will no longer detect an alarm event.
Dispatch -  The act of calling in an alarm event to the proper authorities. Central Station operators are the ones typically doing the dispatch.
Distress Code -  See Duress Code
Duress Code -  A code used to alert central station operators that an authorized person is under duress without alerting the intruder that emergency help has been requested. Duress alarms are treated as panic alarms and are dispatched upon immediately without the need for any type of alarm verification.
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