Home security has significantly changed over the last several years. With technology moving into our homes at a rapid pace and mobile connectivity becoming more important to homeowners, there are now more options than ever before. Home security was once just about protecting your home and family from burglary and home invasion.Read More
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Home Security Systems are pretty straight forward, however, choosing one can make for a challenging decision. One reason might be the pressures. For many, you just had a break in or a neighbor did, maybe you just brought home a little bundle of joy and a heightened sense of vulnerability along with it, or you just moved in and met the pushy neighborhood sales guy. Top that off with some price confusions. One company charges $99 and another charges $999 for systems that look exactly the same.
Choosing your new alarm system can start to feel more like a sledge-hammer to the head. To help you out, here's a list of what you need to think about to make a wise and informed home security decision:Read More
Why should you look at a Wireless Home Security System? Well the answers are similar to why you would have a cell phone? You don't want to be dependent on a land line when you are on the go. If a land line is cut and your home security depends on it, your security system is now useless. A wireless system resolves that issue. The second reason is convenience. Just like you have a cell phone to maintain communication on the go, with a wireless home security system, you can access and communicate with your system while on the go.Read More
Wireless security system is a broad term used to describe the wireless aspects of home security, which can be a few things. A wireless security system can refer to the sensors and devices inside your home not having a wire that runs from each device into the control panel, they are wireless. They rely on wireless signals to communicate with the control panel.
It seems with all the various options for wireless security systems these days, customers are getting confused. Do I need a home phone line to have a home alarm system installed? Does wireless mean cellular or is it the opposite of a hard wired security system? What about security systems that use the Internet to communicate to your mobile devices? Does a cellular security system use my cellular phone to communicate, the WiFi or what?
When it comes to our homes and families, we all want to feel secure and have "peace of mind". With the rapid rise in crime in our communities as well as the risk of fire and medical emergencies, the need for protecting what matter's most is becoming even more crucial. That is why an ADT monitored home security system is such a valued commodity in today's communities.
There are two types of security systems installed. Most home security systems installed today are wireless security systems and a much smaller percent of installations are hard wired systems typically installed in homes that have been pre-wired for a security system. Most hard wired security systems are "hybrid" which means they can communicate with wireless security devices as well.
Home phones are now antiques.
Most new homeowners are deciding to not go with any home phone service since everyone in the family has a mobile phone. For years security systems used the home phone line to communicate to the central station. A few years ago, people had cellular backup units for their home alarm system in case a burglar cut the phone line. However, until recently you could not have two way voice security monitoring without a home phone line.
ADT Pulse is a Cellular Security System
ADT Monitored Cellular Alarm System: DSC Impassa 9057
If you do not have home phone service... no problem. The DSC Impassa 9057 has a built in cellular communicator and communicates directly to ADT Central Station Network without using a traditional phone line.