This post was originally published on January 28, 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Fifty-three percent of American households don’t have a landline phone. With the increase in smartphone usage and wireless technologies, security methods that use landlines are no longer the only solution.
If your household ditched the landline years ago or if you’re considering it, you’re in luck. Vector Security provides reliable wireless systems that perform the same functions as landline-connected alarm systems.
You don’t need a standard phone line to keep your home protected.
Wireless Security Offers Fast, Reliable and Secure Service
Compared to landline systems, which use DSL hard lines, wireless security systems provide unobtrusive installation, fast connections and convenient service. Because they operate through a dedicated cellular network, they can also achieve continuous monitoring.
While adopters sometimes worry about reliability and speed, wireless systems can be faster and safer than the traditional landline setup. This is because modern technology is encrypted, meaning your information is much harder for hackers to access and tamper with.
Landline systems leave your home vulnerable to natural or deliberate tampering. For example, burglars will cut phone lines to deactivate alarms prior to entry. With wireless technology, this risk is eliminated.
During a power outage, most landlines switch over to a battery-powered system, which only lasts as long as the battery does. Wireless systems, such as those that use cellular and wi-fi monitoring, avoid these possibilities ensuring your home is protected 24/7.
Wireless Solutions Offer Flexible Monitoring Services
Solutions that rely on traditional landlines limit your usability and access. Mobile security is a desirable feature that comes standard with wireless home monitoring systems. With wireless technology, you can connect to your security system in the palm of your hand for 24/7 peace of mind. Connect your security alarm with your smartphone using a mobile app or desktop computer to keep an eye on your home even when you are away.
The best vendors offer advanced remote monitoring features, such as offsite activation and deactivation, full control of cameras and video feeds and the ability to lock and unlock doors remotely. These features allow you extra flexibility in terms of security and enable you to customize your system to fit within your daily life.
If you’re like many other Americans who have switched from using outdated landlines to wireless solutions, know you still have access to many security options.
Sever ties and say goodbye to your landline. Welcome a more secure, reliable and convenient home monitoring solution.
For more information on how you can have reliable security without your landline, download our free online resource, “I am Cancelling My Phone Line, Will This Affect My Alarm System?”