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Oct 14

Cellular Backup: A Home Security Essential

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Oct 14

What happens if a burglar disables your land-line phone, your home experiences a power blackout/cut, or you lose your Internet connectivity?

Will your current home security system still offer you protection?

It all depends on how your system is configured and whether backups are in place to ensure uninterrupted monitoring. We recommend our clients include cellular backup for all systems installed, as a preventative measure.

This way, even if your power, telephone or Internet connection is interrupted, your monitoring service won’t be.
Without backups in place, there are numerous ways you could lose connectivity to your home security monitoring station—bad weather, fire, vandalism, etc. All it takes is for something to become unplugged or damaged.

If this happens, then your system is unable to send the notifications necessary to alert Ghost Security Systems in the event of an emergency. Your alarm system is basically rendered a dud until the phone line or Internet comes back on; this is not a risk we recommend as being worth taking.

Instead of limiting the level of cover, ensure 24/7, continuous monitoring with a backup security plan, just in case.

Ghost recommends you are prepared with cellular security

A cellular security system removes physical, onsite wires, eliminating the chance that wires could be cut or damaged. It also does not require a phone or Internet connection. Rather, it operates wire-free through a dedicated cellular network (not your current cell phone). It is the safest and most reliable form of security monitoring.

For this reason, cellular is an excellent choice as your primary connection or as a backup for land-line and Internet-based systems. Should your primary connectivity go down for any reason, your cellular backup will kick in, communicating with the our monitoring centre for complete, uninterrupted coverage.

Avoid an unhappy ending, and put backup contingencies in place to protect yourself now, instead of questioning why you didn’t later.

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