Before you switch your phone line, discuss with your security professional to make your alarm system doesn’t stop working after the transfer.
With technology advancing rapidly, we oftentimes don’t think that the old school phone line exists anymore. But they are very reliable when it comes to sending signals from your alarm systems to your phone.
When your alarm goes off, your alarm will send a signal through the traditional phone line to the central station. Whether it’s a signal that talks about there being a fire or a burglary, a phone line will transmit that message reliably.
However, for those of you who are considering moving to the new Voice Over IP (VOIP) aka a digital phone line, first: read the specs and the fine print.
Most of these VOIPs are not approved by security companies because they’re 80% reliable. The main reason is because while the VOIP will send that message, 2 out of 10 times, that signal may not be translated correctly to the authorities.
At Hard Target Systems, we believe that when it comes to potentially dangerous situations, your security system should work 100% of the time. Our 2GIG system will provide a set, secure pathway using cellular transmission. Additionally, you could also receive an email or text notification.
Call us today before you decide to switch alarm systems or change from a phone line and see what we can do to help and keep making yourself a hard target.