If you have an older security system protecting your home, it probably uses a traditional telephone line to transmit signals to a central monitoring station. However, the advent of wireless technology has made a telephone an even more integral component of a modern security system. Specifically, you can now connect a phone and alarm system without relying on a landline.
The Benefits of Cellular Technology for Security System Monitoring
If you’re like most people these days, you probably have a smartphone within easy reach as you read this post. The same cellular technology that transmits signals to and from your smartphone can also deliver signals to a security system’s monitoring station. Connecting your phone to an alarm system via wireless technology for monitoring purposes offers advantages over a hardwired connection including:
- No worries about cut wires – With a landline phone connection, an enterprising burglar can disable a security system’s monitoring capabilities simply by cutting the phone line outside your home. This can’t happen with wireless technology.
- No need to bear the additional cost of a landline – Many homeowners have already ditched their landline phones, as the use of smartphones often makes them redundant. Wireless monitoring prevents the need to take on the expense of reinstalling and maintaining a landline phone.
You Can Also Manage an Alarm System Through a Phone
A smartphone can also serve a convenient, user-friendly remote management tool for your security system. If your system includes security cameras to monitor your property, you can use your phone to view live and recorded camera feeds while you’re at work, running errands or traveling. You will be able to keep a close watch on your kids or pets or simply check on the status of your property even if you are many miles away.
Other ways you can manage your alarm system through your phone include remotely locking and unlocking doors if you need to let people inside your home while you’re away, as well as turning interior and exterior lights on and off. You’ll even have the power to control thermostat settings and the operation of home appliances, which can make your home more energy efficient. Most of these “smart” security systems provide immediate text, email or phone call alerts whenever someone or something trips a sensor or activates an alarm.
How to Connect a Phone to an Alarm System
The best way to connect a phone to an alarm system is to enlist the services a professional home security company. If you live in the Phoenix, AZ area, Titan Alarm, Inc. has the experience and expertise to design and install a state-of-the-art system featuring wireless phone connectivity. Contact us for more information and to schedule a no-obligation home security consultation today.