Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines have been the backbone of communication for fire alarm monitoring systems for many years. However, with the end of POTS lines, the fire alarm monitoring industry is undergoing a significant transformation.
POTS lines have been the primary means of communication for fire alarm monitoring systems for decades. Fire alarm control panels were connected to a POTS line, which transmitted a signal to a central monitoring station when an alarm was triggered. However, with the rise of digital communication technology, POTS lines have become increasingly obsolete. As a result, telecommunication companies are phasing out POTS lines.
Fortunately, new communication technologies are emerging that can replace POTS lines for alarm monitoring. Switching to IP (internet protocol) and digital cellular will provide fast and more reliable connectivity to send signals from your property to our central station monitoring facilities. Furthermore, for fire alarms, Internet and Digital Cellular connections can save you $60-$100 per month by eliminating phone lines.
Switching to IP and cellular offers several advantages over POTS lines, including reliability, speed, and security. Cellular communication is also immune to the wire-cutting issues that can occur with POTS lines.
IP communication uses the internet to transmit signals from fire alarm control panels to central monitoring stations. It offers high-speed transmission, reliability, and flexibility. IP communication also provides additional features like remote access, which allows building managers to access their fire alarm systems from anywhere.
Building owners and managers will need to replace or upgrade their fire alarm systems to new communication technologies. These new technologies offer advantages over POTS lines, including reliability, speed, and security.
Switch today to Internet and Cellular Transmission with AFA, A Pavion Company, for better technology, faster speed, and lower costs.