Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and
Your Monitored Security System
Broadband internet (DSL) has been replacing dial up connections and low UFB brings with it much improved download and upload speeds for uninterrupted streaming.
Unfortunately UFB does create some problems. The most likely one to affect an existing monitored client, is the loss of the old copper phone line. This impacts on many burglar alarms, medical alarms and other devices designed communicate over copper phone lines.
Many clients are unaware that the installation of UFB will mean the loss of their copper phone line until they are advised prior to installation.
While there are alternatives to replace voice calling, such as VoIP which sends voice calls over the Internet, the majority of security systems already installed in New Zealand will no longer be able to be monitored by conventional means (PTSN) more on PTSN here
But there are now other ways to communicate
Broadband Internet (IP) Alarm Monitoring
This is when you your alarm is monitored over the internet through your broadband connections. more on IP here >>>
Most existing alarms can be set up for IP and GPRS Monitoring.
Some older models might not accept the additional circuitry.