We have begun to see a shift in the security industry. GSM (Cellular) Monitoring is now becoming the main source of communication to the central station for some security systems. For years, Cellular Monitoring has been used primarily as a back-up system for POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). It was activated when a landline was not available due to power loss or because of a break in a line. Currently though, 25% of American households no longer have a landline. People are switching to cell phones as their only source of communication and this trend is expected to continue. As more people eliminate their landline, Cellular Monitoring has become more relevant and is emerging as the new standard for home security solutions.
Cellular Monitoring is a wireless network which allows a security system to communicate with the central station, even when a landline is not available. Cellular Monitoring operates on a dedicated cellular channel. The system sends a wireless signal over a secure, encrypted transmission to the monitoring center, when an emergency situation triggers your alarm.
The greatest benefit of Cellular Monitoring is reliability. If hard-wired telephone lines are disrupted or if an intruder attempts to disable your system by cutting a phone line, your system will still be able to transmit a signal, if an emergency situation should occur.
An additional benefit of Cellular Monitoring is ease of installation. Because the system is wireless, there is no need for drilling and re-wiring.
Cellular technology also allows for remote management of your home. You can access your security system, from anywhere in the world, through apps from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Depending on the security system you have installed in your home, there are many smart home technologies which become available when you run your system through cellular technology. Here are just a few:
Remote Arm & Disarm
Remote Lock & Unlock
Live Video Streaming
Real Time Alerts Via Text
If you are interested in learning more about Cellular Monitoring give DTM Installations a call at (845) 427-7100.