How Dependable Is Your Security System Phone Line?
Home security systems have a proven record as a crime deterrent, but they’re only as good as their ability to communicate with the monitoring service. Land line telephone service has been the traditional way to send alarm signals, but today’s wireless home security systems insure another layer of protection and do so much more.
What If Phone Lines Are Cut?
Land lines, Internet monitoring, or VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) can be interrupted by cutting the cable that delivers the service to homes. VoIP is inherently undependable, especially when the network is busy, when packet losses occur. The term, packet losses, refers to data that are lost during transmission. VoIP telephone service is an affordable solution for second or third phone lines in homes, but when families have a security system they rely on for safety 24/7, using a VoIP system to relay the signal is not a viable solution.