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Should You Get Rid of Your Landline Phone?

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Gina Post-Franco

Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems
Gina is the Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned alarm company that has been serving Southern California since 1956.
Gina Post-Franco
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If you are only using it to support your home security system, then the answer is probably yes. When families rely on cell phones for communication but still keeps a landline phone in the house only for alarm monitoring, they are incurring an expense they don’t really need – and one that may not even help them when it matters most.

What Does that Mean?

A landline phone will be of no use to a home security system if someone pulls out a pair of scissors and cuts the phone cord so that it won’t be able to send a signal to the monitoring center. Before the wireless age, that unfortunate scenario happened to many home security system owners – and the last thing you want is for it to happen to your family. With a wireless security system, an intruder has no power over the connection to the central station. Your alarm will be monitored by wireless technology that is virtually tamper-proof.

The Phaseout Factor

Another reason to consider getting rid of your landline phone is that a mandatory phaseout of hardwired security systems may be coming soon. That will likely apply to both homes and businesses, as more security consumers make the transition to wireless and eliminate landlines permanently. When the landline phaseout happens, you don’t want to pay more for your upgrade; that’s why now is a better time to act.

A landline phone will be of no use to a home security system if someone pulls out a pair of scissors and cuts the phone cord so that it won’t be able to send a signal to the monitoring center.

Reclaim Your Space

Let’s face it: Landline phones take up space. Before the advent of mobile phones, few of us bothered to consider how much room we sacrificed in our homes for the sake of our telephones. The wires took up space, the bases took up space, and the jacks in our wall were unsightly portals with cords winding in every direction. If your family is already using mobile phones for communication needs, then it just makes sense to transition to a wireless security system that you can access with your smartphones as well. What better way to reclaim some much-needed space in your home?

If you are only hanging on to your landline phone to operate your home security system, then getting rid of the landline and switching to a wireless system is a smart move to consider. To learn more, contact Post Alarm Systems.

About Post Alarm Systems

To learn more about wireless home security in Los Angeles, come see us at Post Alarm Systems. Our highly qualified and experienced home security systems experts can help you find the best home video security system for your needs. To learn more about our security monitoring services, call us today at 1-800-654-7678.

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