Protect Lives with Wireless Monitoring Solutions
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The FCC announced plans to discontinue the use of land line telephone systems and, in 2012, gave permission to AT&T to begin the process of dismantling the landline telephone network. . This change will have a significant impact on the many fire alarm systems across the United States that utilize landline telephone technology and DACTs (digital alarm communicator transmitters) to monitor their fire alarm system activity.
Metro Safety and Fire has anticipated this move, and has added AES mesh radio technology to overcome this new transmission change and save the end user significant dollars annually by converting to this new system.
Wireless Radio Alarm Monitoring Has Advantages
The professionals agree that the wireless radio system’s reliability has numerous appealing features:
- Fire alarm radio monitoring works well in the most remote areas
- Reliable transmission signals without interference
- Alert for fire is immediately sent by the installed radio transmitter directly to the monitoring station for help
- Radio technology offers lower installation fees, lower monitoring fees, and lower operating costs
New Technology Is Replacing Fire Alarm Telephone Monitoring
While utilization of traditional phone lines gave installers easy access to communication signals in homes and businesses and phones were known to be the most reliable means of communication, local power outages due to a single cut in the copper wire lines from utility work or a burglar can suspend the alarm signals. Phone service is easily disrupted by heavy rains or even a car accident near the location. In today’s digital age, traditional telephones lines are insecure in comparison to wireless radio alarm monitoring.
Each fire alarm radio monitor has a radio frequency (RF) transmitter. These sophisticated monitoring and communications systems utilize cellular radio communicators, which are highly reliable. Choosing the right fire monitoring system decreases the chances of losing everything.