The Advantages of Cellular Fire Alarm Monitoring
Your organization’s fire alarm system is an essential element in ensuring the safety and well-being of your facilities, staff and visitors. But it’s quite possible that your fire alarm system has become obsolete and unreliable. It may also be costing you much more than necessary.
TELEPHONE LINES ARE SLOW AND UNRELIABLE
Transmitting fire alarm signals over telephone lines just isn’t reliable enough when seconds count:
♦ Telephone lines give supervision/test every 24 hours. Cellular is one hour supervision/test.
♦ Telephone lines need 30 seconds to transmit a signal. Cellular transmits in 4 seconds.
♦ Telephone lines often do not transmit successfully on the first attempt. This causes additional attempts to transmit a signal successfully. This costs valuable time that authorities need to respond quickly to a fire. Cellular transmission is far more reliable.
COPPER TELEPHONE LINES ARE HISTORY
All fire alarm panels made for the last 40 years were manufactured to transmit over hard copper analog telephone lines. These no longer exist! Therefore, telephone line monitored fire alarms transmit analog data over a digital network, which is unreliable.
Cellular transmits over highly reliable cellular networks.
TELEPHONE LINE MONITORING WASTES MONEY
Monitoring a fire system by telephone requires two lines, each costing between $40 and $60 each every month. Then add in the cost of telephone line monitoring, which runs $35 to $60 per month. Switching to cellular monitoring typically results in savings of more than 50% and $150 per month for each monitored fire system!
That’s money that can go straight to your bottom line.
SWITCHING TO CELLULAR IS FAST AND EASY
Greater reliability, faster response, improved safety and security and lower cost. If your fire alarm system is still using telephone line monitoring, the time is now to upgrade to cellular. It’s fast and easy and the benefits are immediate.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment and consultation!