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Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

Backup for Home Security SystemFor decades the only way a message could get from your house to the authorities was via the good old-fashioned telephone line. Many people had home security systems in the 1980s and 1990s, for example, that were directly hard-wired to their phone lines. If and when there was a fire, an intruder or a problem with something like carbon monoxide, devices would utilize the phone line to connect with and alert authorities for help.

The Benefits of a Backup Home Security System

Some systems still utilize phone lines. The problem with phone lines, though, is that service can be disrupted due to weather and natural disasters. For instance, if an earthquake occurs, or a massive winter storm rips through your part of the state, phone lines might not work for quite some time. Other problems that mess with phone line service include heavy winds and major flooding.

It’s great to have hard-wired systems with soldered connections– they are reliable and least prone to false alarms. But they can fail when something goes wrong in the town or city where you live. As stated earlier, phone lines are not perfect 24-7-365. Sometimes they don’t or won’t work! If you’ve got an emergency and/or an alarm has gone off, how then would your security company or local law enforcement officials get the message that you need assistance?

Simply put, you should always have backup communication channels available for your security system. Besides hard-wired phone lines, consider using wireless long-range radio, cellular networks and/or broadband Internet “just in case.” This way, if your phone line is “down,” your security system is still “up” thanks to your backups smartly put in place just for that reason.

Why should you ultimately have a long range radio backup system? If phone lines get cut (deliberately or accidentally), or phone lines don’t work (for whatever reason), you can have peace-of-mind knowing your security monitoring company will still receive alarm signals thanks to the radio transmitter. Some insurance companies require this, and that’s a good thing– plus, it might actually reduce your insurance premium, so that’s a nice bonus.

NYCONN Security Systems can help you figure out what you need; please call 800-783-5004 for information.

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Panic is defined as a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety. Imagine you’re at a business and you’re there all alone, at night. Suddenly you hear a door open and men are talking to each other about robbing the place. What do you do? You panic! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a panic button youContinue Reading

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

You own a business and you want to protect it. How can you determine the right security system for your business? Determining the Right Approach First off, consider this: you’ve got a physical place to protect from “breaking and entering,” and, these days, you probably have a digital place (a website, online files, etc.) thatContinue Reading

How Having a Security System Provides Peace of Mind

How Having a Security System Provides Peace of Mind

In this increasingly violent world, one thing’s for certain: people crave feeling secure. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a small grocery store in rural America or an city school in a rough neighborhood– either way, it’s nice to know someone or something is “there” for you, watching over you, ready to help if needed.Continue Reading

Why Businesses Should Have Access Control Systems

Why Businesses Should Have Access Control Systems

In the old days, it seemed like anyone could go anywhere. These days, however, society is not as trusting. With news reports of school shootings, terrorist bombings, and criminals up to no good making headlines daily, it behooves businesses to have access control systems in place for the proper protection of employees, technology and criticalContinue Reading