Technology has changed the way we live and work, requiring security systems to change as well. Security monitoring used to require a landline at home, but all that has since changed. With so many people opting out of traditional landlines these days, new technology modernized ways to monitor your alarm system—cellular and internet monitoring.
Using Cellular and Internet Over Landline Capabilities
Today you can use cellular or internet services, or both for monitoring your security system. Cellular Monitoring for your alarm system works the same way a cell phone would (but the monitoring chip is in your security panel) —by using wireless signals and towers—you don’t have to worry about relying on outdated landlines. When using internet communication, you are required to have an internet connection. Fortunately, wi-fi is much more common these days than landlines. Your system will communicate via wi-fi or ethernet, which is often a faster connection than landlines were ever capable of.
In addition, both cellular and internet monitoring are available for businesses and homes. So even your commercial property can remove the need for a landline. Some business owners are under the belief that a landline is needed especially for fire alarms, but this is a false narrative. Any of our customers have the ability to make the switch!
Why Make the Switch
Some households are retaining their old-fashioned landlines just so they can have an alarm system. While this may seem to make sense, it isn’t necessary and only wastes money that could be spent elsewhere.
A few reasons to switch from a landline to cellular or internet security systems include:
- Quicker response time
- Saves money
- Power outages are no longer a threat to security
- Modernized and secure—telecommunication companies are not taking care of landlines like they used to
- Better quality service
- Safer—no one can cut the power to your landline
With cellular and internet, you can have confidence that your security system will work locally, externally, and communicate with our Monitoring Center. You’ll receive a better quality of service and save money from removing your landline bill.
Not only that, but Strauss makes it easy for both residential and commercial companies to make the switch. We do everything we can to make the process smooth and affordable, and we even offer reduced rates and sometimes free solutions to migrating off of landlines depending on the equipment you have.
Contact Strauss Security Solutions Today
Now is the perfect time to switch your home phone system. Contact us for more information on how we can save you some money and get off of those pesky landlines!