Do I need a Home Phone for an Alarm System?
A home phone has certainly been one of the most common forms of communication for many years. People have made and received calls in this way regularly. Alarm systems have also used a home phone in order to communicate with a remote monitoring system. But for those people seeking an option, do I need a home phone for an alarm system?
Until the past few years, the answer would have been yes. Virtually every monitored home alarm system has communicated with a remote monitoring station through a home phone line. However, in recent years, many systems have developed which can use a wireless cellular connection to communicate with the monitoring station.
The advent of cellular communication has brought a great deal of reliability and cost effectiveness. Many people depend on their cellular services exclusively and have eliminated their home phone line completely. Therefore many companies have developed alarm systems which can take advantage of the benefits which wireless cellular communication brings.
A cellular connection is not dependent on a hard wired connection. This type of connection can become damaged and the ability to communicate with the remote monitoring station interrupted. A wireless cellular connection overcomes this weakness.
A number of major alarm companies have developed systems which can connect to the monitoring station via a cellular connection. One of the largest alarm monitoring companies of its kind called ADT has developed their CellGuard® service to enable a wireless cellular connection.
The service is designed to provide either a cell-backup to a home phone line connection. Or it can be configured to provide the primary means of communication between the alarm system and the remote monitoring station. The ADT website can provide you with a great deal of useful information on this service.
You can also contact customer service for Protect Your Home, ADT Authorized Premier Provider and they will be happy to review the features and benefits of ADT’s CellGuard® service and provide costs. You can also learn much more about the features and benefits of systems offered by other alarm companies.
Each of these systems has their own set of features, benefits, and costs. You should learn more about what each one offers in order to obtain the best results for your particular requirements.
Keep in mind that you certainly have the option to install and use a home phone to easily make and receive calls from around the block or around the world. However it no longer necessary to have a home phone in order to receive reliable and effective protection from your alarm system.
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