Wireless alarm monitoring through cellular networks is a smart choice for home and small business alarm systems. Although landlines used to be the industry standard, cellular monitoring has a number of benefits to protect your house in an emergency. Unlike phone lines, cellular networks will not be interrupted if your phone line goes down, gets cut, or goes out of service.
Cellular network speeds and capabilities have continued to improve over the past decade, but with increased performance comes the sunset of old services. AT&T announced plans to sunset its 2G network by January 1, 2017. Just as any old cell phones, wireless alarm systems utilizing 2G technology will need to be replaced by the end of 2016. Continue Reading
Access control is no longer the wild west. Many businesses used to install and maintain access control software on a local computers, but there’s a better way. Local systems can be more expensive, require more maintenance, and decrease the level of security for a business.
With a cloud-based system the access control platform, database and control panel are all hosted online, removing the need for on-site software and extra hardware. In a cloud-based model, users can access their control panel anywhere with an internet connection.
The recent deep freeze throughout the state of Georgia and most of the United States has caused a lot of busted pipes and water damage. Damages from floods and freezing temperatures can cause personal and financial devastation for homeowners, but there is a way to respond quicker in the event of flooding in your house. Temperature and flood sensors are designed for flood detection and to alert the homeowner of abnormal temperatures on their phone or through email.
Water damage and freezing claims average over $6,300 for individual homeowner insurance.
The problem with traditional sensors is that they require a wire run from the placement of the sensor to your alarm system. Not only is this cost prohibitive for many homeowners, but the spots in your house that may flood first or reach the coldest temperatures may not be easily accessible with a wire.