Alarm System Monitoring & Changing Over to Ultra-Fast Broadband
Published 11 Apr 2016
Category: Home Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Business Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Alarm Monitoring Service in Hamilton for the Waikato, IP & GPRS Module for Security Alarm System
With the rollout of UFB (Ultra-Fast Broadband) throughout the Waikato we at Sterling Security receive daily enquiries from our customers as to what effect this will have on their alarm’s ability to continue communicating should they switch to fibre. There is no easy answer or hard and fast rule on this. The reality however is we will all be faced with the same scenario sooner or later as UFB is rolled out across the country and Telco’s cease maintaining the old analogue phone network.
As with any new technology there are pros & cons. UFB is essentially in layman’s terms, a digital platform while most current alarm systems are analogue based and therefore are not compatible. In most instances the alarm will not communicate via the UFB connection therefore an external dialler maybe required in order for the alarm system to transmit its signals.
There are a number of options available when changing over to UFB at your home or business depending on the circumstances. Monitored customers will need to discuss their situation with one of our representatives so that the best solution can be achieved based on individual requirements. Customers need to be aware that while there is an initial cost involved when switching to fibre, there are overall savings to be achieved over the longer term.
As our monitoring station is local, our primary objective is to provide the best service possible to our existing monitored customers. So when you decide to change over to UFB give us a call before the UFB technician arrives so that we can advise you of the best option for you and plan to implement this option in conjunction with the fibre changeover so that you won’t be left unexpectedly unprotected.
Please speak with us to ensure you have all the facts when considering the change to UFB.