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Top Alarm System Questions: Will My Alarm System Still Work If…?

Top Alarm System Questions: Will My Alarm System Still Work If…?

With all of the new technologies available, it can be tough to keep up on the latest features of alarm systems. You probably know that having an alarm system installed in your home is a great way to ensure that you, your family, and your valuable possessions are safe and secure. What you may not know is how an alarm system will be affected in special situations. Here are two of the most common alarm system questions we’re asked by new owners of an Allstar Alarm security system.

1. Will My Alarm System Still Work If I Change My Phone Service?

Today, it’s quite common for homeowners to drop their home phone line and opt for a mobile-only plan. Whether you’re switching your phone service or dropping your landline altogether, Allstar Alarm will be able to accommodate your changes. So long as you inform us of your phone service change, your alarm system will continue to work. We will update the alarm system and inform our Central Station.

If you do opt to get rid of your landline, VOIP (voice over internet protocol) is a great option to connect your alarm system. This is the type of phone service that is typically provided by the cable companies. It’s a relatively new technology that takes analog audio signals (the sounds you hear over the phone), and converts them into digital data that can be relayed over the Internet. The drawback to these VOIP systems is that if you lose power, then the modem loses power and then you have no connection. However, if you have a battery back up for your modem and router then you shouldn’t have a problem.

2. Will My Alarm System Still Work If I Lose Power?

In the event of a power outage, your alarm system will continue to work so long as you have a cellular communicator on your alarm system. The alarm industry is moving towards using cellular communicators as the primary communication source for many new alarm systems. There are two reasons for this transition towards using cellular communicators. First, an intruder can quite easily cut a telephone line of a home or business, which would cause the system to go down if it was only connected to a landline. Second, many homes are getting rid of their phone lines, like we mentioned above. If you have a VOIP line attached to your alarm system, you will have to have a battery back-up solution in place if you want your system to work if you lose power.

If you’re interested in getting an alarm system installed in your home, contact Allstar Alarm today! We will walk you through the process and answer all of your alarm system questions! Give us a call at (800) 854-9705 or send us an email at sales@allstaralarm.com.

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