Home Security System Without a Phone Line – What Are My Options?
While security systems have typically relied on a home phone or other landline to provide an around-the-clock link to the security company, the age of cell phones forced changes in the industry. These days, the comfort of security monitoring is available without the necessity and extra expense of a home phone line. With more families choosing to forgo a home phone in favor of a group cell phone plan, it makes sense that security companies have found a way to evolve. Although wireless monitoring was originally developed to provide a backup in the event of a blackout or other home phone outage, many security companies now offer it as a standalone service.
Wireless monitoring uses similar technology to your cell phone in lieu of a land line to provide 24/7 protection to you and your family.
The connection is maintained by utilizing cell towers near your home or through the installation of a cellular transmitter that is installed on your property. Since there is no reliance upon a landline, internet connection or electrical power, there is no need to worry about losing your security monitoring due to cut lines or other outages.
There are also extra benefits to having a security system that is linked to your cell phone:
- Text alerts
- Remote access to your system from across town or across the country
- Home automation features such as remote control of lights, locks and the thermostat can also be included in your home security package
Additionally, if you currently have a system with a landline, we may be able to retrofit your system and keep the equipment you already have, or upgrade the system to include the new communication hardware and new equipment. If you have a current security system, you won’t notice a change in your services with cellular technology. Regardless of the communication method, authorities will be called if there is an emergency and you will get the help you need.
If you’ve been considering discontinuing your home phone service but thought your home security would be compromised, Black Opts Security Systems can help you find the right security system to keep you protected – even if you don’t have a home phone!