MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH MONITORING STATION WHEN TELEPHONE LINE IS INOPERABLE
It’s 2 A.M. and intruders have just cut the phone lines to the strip mall where your business is located. Without a way to dial up the monitoring station, the new security system you installed last week can only sound an alarm into the night…maybe someone will drive by and hear it.
Over 90 percent of all fixed alarm monitoring systems are wire line dependent and vulnerable to service interruption if phone lines are cut. Monitored security is a must, especially for remote sites and equipment but monitoring doesn’t help if the alarm signal never reaches the central station.
PLANNING TO DITCH YOUR LANDLINE PHONE?
In 2017, more than half of all American homes (52.5%) had only wireless telephones. In addition, one of every seven American homes (14.9%) had a landline yet received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones. Many people have come to the realization that they no longer want to pay for a landline that they do not use.
If you have a monitored alarm system that reports only via landline phone, then you will need to either keep your phone line or make some changes before you deactivate your home phone service.