Is Your Security System Outdated?

OLD EQUIPMENT, NEW RISKS:

THE DANGER OF OUTDATED DEVICES ON A WIRELESS NETWORK

Wired alarm system: is there a cord that runs from your motion detector all through the walls? Is your panel the size of a cardboard box? Heck, these days if you don’t have a touchscreen panel then you need an upgrade. Everything should be wireless – it’s not 2004 anymore. Our techs can replace any old equipment and land line systems and help you modernize your home to assure that you are secure and safe.

 
 
A loophole like this could make some security systems useless. Exposed phone lines outside & behind the building can be cut, shutting down the connection between your security system and the monitoring company. This would also prevent a panic button from sending signals to the Central Monitoring Station

There’s no phone line to cut

Burglars are smart; they’ll cut your phone line in hopes of disabling your security. Black Ops Security Systems offers the security of a cellular connection to our Emergency Dispatch Center for an immediate response. Sometimes during burglaries or home invasions, an intruder will cut the phone line to prevent the alarm system from reaching the monitoring center. The lines can also be cut accidentally during construction work.

Two common ways to get around this problem are:

  • Cellular backup systems
  • Wireless broadband systems

Are landlines becoming obsolete?

Almost 25% of Americans now live in homes without a landline and that figure doubles among young adults (aged 25-29). While there is no hard cut-off date for landline termination, Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) will most likely be retired in favor of more reliable, cost effective and flexible cellular communication. Landline cables are vulnerable to the elements. Heavy snow, rain, and other weather conditions can damage them, severing your connection to the security company.

I am cancelling my home phone line, will this affect my alarm system?

As more and more consumers eliminate their traditional phone lines (also known as Plain Old Telephone or POTs lines), the good news is they can rest assured that they don’t need a phone line to have an alarm system monitored. Black Ops Security has wireless alarm systems that run on cellular technology.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment for a representative to evaluate your existing system to determine if you’ll need to upgrade to a wireless system, if you do decide to cancel your phone line.

What is cellular monitoring?

Cellular alarm monitoring service is the new standard in home security monitoring. Operating on a dedicated cellular channel, the system sends a wireless signal via a secure, encrypted transmission to the Monitoring Center in case of emergency. Cellular monitoring uses its own dedicated network to send and receive signals, so you do not need a cell phone to upgrade to cellular monitoring.

You stay connected, no matter what.

Transmitting on a separate, secure wireless network, cellular monitoring means being in constant communication with the central station when:

  • Power outages cut lines due to extreme weather
  • You change telephone service provider
  • Burglars cut your lines prior to entry

Home invasion robberies have increased in recent years

Home Invasion Crime Statistics and Facts – According to a United States Department of Justice report:

  • 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.
  • Over 2,000,000 homes will experience a break-in or burglary this year.
  • There are over 4,500 home burglaries per day in the United States.
  • The average number of home invasions per year was 1,030,000 between 1994 and 2010.

Whether it is workplace violence, home invasions, carjacking, armed robbery, rape, identity theft or any of several other crimes, YOU need to take control and arm yourself with the best available preventive measures. Don’t become just another statistic!

Even in Boise, Idaho crimes of this nature can and have happened:

Pair charged in violent Boise home invasion
According to Boise Police, officers were called out to a business near Franklin and Curtis roads at 11:20 p.m. for a report of an injured man. When they arrived, the victim told police he had been attacked and knocked unconscious during a break-in at his home in the 5500 block of Franklin Road.

Woman charged in home invasion after fight with hatchet, gun
BOISE – Two home invasion suspects were transported to a hospital Friday evening after a fight involving a hatchet and a gun, Boise police said. Police responded at 6:03 p.m. to a report of a stabbing and a home invasion on Foothill Drive near North Greer Street.

Home invasion leads to unrelated DUI arrest near the Bench
Boise Police remained busy overnight Saturday as a strange series of events ultimately led to multiple arrests and a man on the run. That man is being accused of breaking into a home and getting into a confrontation with someone inside, according to Boise Police. Police say once the man forced his way into the home, shots were fired, but it is unclear who was the one shooting. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday near the 2800 block of Rosehill.

Call one of our helpful security experts at 1-866-321-0816 or 208-939-3100 today and bring your home monitoring into the 21st century.