Most alarm systems are dependent on a working phone line. If a system goes into alarm, the signal is sent by phone line to Central Monitoring Station for action. If you’ve made changes to your phone service since your security alarm system was installed, it’s important to know these changes can affect the proper functioning of your system.
For example, if you’ve switched from traditional landline telephone service to Internet phone service, it’s important to discuss the ramifications of this change with a Guardian service consultant. Your system can be monitored through Internet monitoring. If you’ve installed DSL for Internet usage, this can affect the transmission of signals as well. A filter may be necessary. Give us a call and we can work with you to test your system and ensure that nothing interrupts communication between your system and the Central Station. If you’re thinking of canceling landline phone service, your system can still be monitored in other ways. Internet monitoring is a reliable service, or AES Long-range Radio monitoring will also ensure a signal reaches our Central Station. AES Long-Range Radio monitoring makes sense for a location that doesn’t have phone or internet connections, or if your circumstances require a backup to phone line transmission.
AES Long-range Radio communication was originally engineered for military operational security. It works by setting up a wireless network based on radio technology. Guardian owns a private radio network. This network sends and receives radio signals between transceivers and our Central Station, so a phone line is unnecessary. Radio monitoring is a good choice in an area where phone or cellular services aren’t available. Because it requires no cables or wiring, installation is also simple. Its strengths are its speed of transmission to the Central Station as well as its flexibility.
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