When in the market for a home security system, it can often times get confusing when trying to decide on the options. One of the most important aspects of your home security system is the ability to professionally monitor your home. Of course, there are different types of monitoring options to choose from: landline, broadband and cellular. Knowing the difference between these options can be pivotal to the accuracy and overall quality of your home security system. In this post, we will discuss all you need to know about cellular monitoring in order to decide if it is right for you and your home.
How it Works
Cellular monitoring means your home is professionally monitored wirelessly through cellular towers. Essentially, it works just like a cell phone. When the alarm is triggered, your emergency alert is sent through your cellular service to our central monitoring stations where an operator will assess the situation and dispatch help if needed. The cellular monitoring solution makes home security very flexible. You will no longer need a landline home phone or even an internet connection for your security system to work. Simply plug the command station into a power outlet and everything else is completely wireless.
Cellular monitoring also comes with our SMART connect app for free! You’ll be able to check in on your home, arm and disarm your system, control your lights and more using our easy-to-use app. If you have video cameras, you can even watch a live feed of what’s going on in your home from anywhere in the world!
Is it Right for You?
Many modern homeowners prefer to have a cell phone and have given up their landline altogether. Many alarm systems, however, require a phone line to dial out to their monitoring station. We say – ditch the phone line and switch to cellular. Cellular monitoring means your alarm system communicates wirelessly and easily contacts our monitoring station during any sign of trouble.
Additionally, cellular monitoring is the most secure way to monitor your home. Authorities are notified of an alarm without the need of a landline. This eliminates the opportunity for thieves to bypass your protection by simply cutting the wires that lead to your home. Broadband monitoring is vulnerable in the sense that if your electricity or internet goes out, your security system does too. On the other hand, the only reason cellular monitoring would fail you is if the cellular tower went out or you live in a remote area where there is no cellular service.
Is Cellular Right for You?
Only you can know if cellular monitoring is right for you. With Protect America, its all about choice and what fits your home. With all of our monitoring solutions, you get the Simon XT control panel. This means top of the line security that connects up to 40 zones or sensors to help secure your home. As a Protect America customer, you have access to our technical support professionals who can help with any home security questions you may have. Add cellular monitoring to any of our security packages today!