Difference Between Cellular & IP Monitoring

The Difference Between Cellular & IP Monitoring

Communication is the key to a safe and secure alarm system. Knowing the difference is important in making an educated decision on protecting your family and home. The two major forms of communication for alarm systems to send signals are cellular (LTE) & IP (internet) monitoring.

Security systems that use an internet connection will communicate to a central station through a hardwired ethernet connection or a wireless WIFI connection. The most commonly used today is through a WIFI connection however some systems still utilize a hardwired ethernet connection. As you will learn both these systems have important drawbacks such as power loss rendering the communication useless. Without the power to a modem which supports both IP and wifi connections, no signals or communication can be achieved.

The most superior option to IP monitoring is ​cellular monitoring (LTE)​. Cellular connectivity is more reliable than IP monitoring, due to the fact that cellular service almost never goes down or becomes unavailable. Cellular service also works in the absence of electricity, so a system with cellular monitoring will remain monitored when the power is out, as long as the alarm panel still has backup battery power. This can be particularly important for areas where power outages are frequent. In order to use a cellular connection, a system will need a compatible cellular communicator (SIM CARD).

When choosing a Do-it-yourself security system it is important to look at the form of communication that is being used to send signals to the monitoring station as well as the encryption between the keypad and the wireless sensors. For this reason, I strongly recommend a security system with an LTE cellular communicator which cannot be purchased off the shelf from some online distributor. Choose a security company that offers both in house installations with a reputable name and has proven DIY packages catered to secure your home on a professional monitoring level or self-monitored route.

What does that mean? This means when you choose a reputable company for your DIY needs you are choosing a security company that is giving you the same level of protection that it would for all its companies: Such as banks, restaurants, homes, and cottages security.
Let’s face it, simply because it’s a DIY security system you shouldn’t have to settle for less protection.

For more information on a security system, you can count, on simply visit diyprotection.ca or call 1-844-898-8349 for offers and total protection. If you’re unsure if DIY is the best route you can have your property professionally monitored by ADT via Alarm Guard Security Systems.

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