Why is Monitoring Essential?
To deliver the best possible protection for your home and family, it is vitally important to have superior monitoring. Having a security system without monitoring would be like having a telephone without telephone service. Even though you may have a phone, there would be no dial tone when you pick the phone up if you have no telephone service. Similarly, if your equipment is not properly monitored, then there would be no way for emergency personnel to be notified to respond when there is an intrusion, fire or other threat to your home and family.
Cellular Backup—Your Security Guarantee
When your alarm system depends upon traditional telephone lines, your system is only as good as your telephone lines. If your telephone lines go down, your security system is worthless. Be sure to look for a system that does not require a working telephone line to be functional. Telephone lines can go down for a variety of reasons including but certainly not limited to having the phone cables cut by an intruder. This is clearly not a reliable means of providing home security.
To enable your alarm system to function independently of your telephone lines, ensure that your home security system has cellular backup. If the land lines are cut for any reason, your security system will transmit an alarm even if the land line is cut. Cellular backup transmits on a secure wireless phone network which is wholly separate and unrelated to your traditional telephone lines. With the benefits afforded by cellular backup, you will have a reliable system immune from the obstacles presented by systems dependent upon traditional telephone lines.
Optional Hands Free Communication with the Monitoring Center – No Telephone Required
“Two-Way Interactive Audio Verification”, is a hands-free technology that gives you the ability to communicate throughout your home directly with a central monitoring station using a speaker. If the alarm system detects an intrusion, a speaker and microphone are activated to enable the homeowner to communicate directly with the central monitoring station. Only the homeowner can activate or deactivate this system from home. Neither the home security system company nor the monitoring center can activate or deactivate this feature remotely. Therefore, your privacy is always protected.
How does the 2-Way Interactive Audio System Work?
When the 2-Way Interactive Audio System is activated and an alarm is detected by the monitoring center, the operator at the central station receives the emergency signal and will immediately begin speaking with you and monitoring the situation to see if you need help, notifying and dispatching the appropriate emergency personnel accordingly.