Cellular Backup: A Home Security Essential

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by under Monitoring, Security

What happens if a burglar cuts your landline phone, your home experiences a power outage, or you lose Internet connectivity?

Will your home security system still offer you protection?

It depends on how your system is configured and whether backups are in place to ensure uninterrupted monitoring. We recommend cellular backup for all systems installed, as a preventative measure.

This way, even if your power, telephone or Internet connection is interrupted, your monitoring service won't be.

Don't Place All Your Eggs in One Basket

Without backups in place, there are numerous ways you could lose connectivity to your home security monitoring station—bad weather, fire, vandalism, etc. All it takes is for something to become unplugged or damaged.

If this happens, then your system is unable to send the notifications necessary to alert police and fire in the event of an emergency. Your system is basically rendered useless until the phone line or Internet comes back on; this is not a risk worth taking.

Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, ensure 24/7, continuous monitoring with a backup security plan, just in case.

Be Prepared with Cellular Security

A cellular security system gets rid of physical, onsite wires, eliminating the chance that wires could be cut or damaged. It also does not require a phone or Internet connection. Rather, it operates wire-free through a dedicated cellular network (not your current cell phone). It is the safest and most reliable form of security monitoring.

For this reason, cellular is an excellent choice as your primary connection or as a backup for landline and Internet-based systems. Should your primary connectivity go down for any reason, your cellular backup will kick in, communicating with the monitoring center for complete, uninterrupted coverage.

Avoid an unhappy ending, and put backup contingencies in place to protect yourself now, instead of questioning why you didn't later.

Not sure if your system has a backup installed? Contact Vector Security to discuss.

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