POTS (Plain old telephone service) lines are becoming extinct. A lot of phone companies have stopped supporting POTS lines all together. The good news is that there are other ways for your alarm system to transmit signals to your central station.
IP (internet protocol) and digital cellular will provide faster and more reliable connectivity to send signals from your premise to our central station monitoring facilities. With Internet and Cellular communication technology you can:
Save Money: Traditional alarm communicators require two separate phone lines. Using Internet and cellular technologies can save you $60-$100 per month by eliminating phone lines.
Be Secure: Internet and Digital Cellular technologies check with our central station every 60 minutes, instead of once a day, alerting AFA that the alarm communication system is working properly.
Redundancy: Two supervised transmission technologies over two independent paths (IP & Digital cellular) makes alarm signal transmission failures less likely than one transmission method (solely POTS or VoIP).
Communicate Faster: Internet and Digital Cellular technologies transmit signals to our central station immediately upon an alarm condition. Regular (POTS or VOIP) phone lines can take anywhere from 20-60 seconds to send a signal.
Prepare for the future: Traditional copper phone lines (POTS) are being phased out. Switching to IP/Digital Cellular now will keep the alarm system in your premise & alarm signal transmission capabilities current.
Call us today to upgrade your central station monitoring communication technology!