Cellular Monitoring: The Most Secure Connection for
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Cellular Monitoring Gives Your Home the Most Secure and
Reliable Protection. Every Minute. Every Day.
How Does Cellular Monitoring Work?
When the security system at your location is triggered, it uses cellular technology (just like your smartphone) to immediately contact our In-house Professional Monitoring Center.
Our highly-trained dispatch experts will call you within seconds – checking to see if you need help or if it’s a false alarm.
If it’s a false alarm, we’ll simply deactivate the dispatch. If you need help, we’ll instantly contact emergency services to send you help as fast as possible – and we’ll stay on the phone with you until help arrives.
Even the most experienced burglars can’t manipulate an alarm system with cellular monitoring. There are no wires to cut, making cellular security systems difficult to defeat.
That is one of many reasons why Alarm Relay’s cellular monitoring is the most secure method for Professional Monitoring.
To make sure you’re always protected in the event of a power outage or rare cellular outage, we recommend using Internet monitoring as a backup. Having more than one monitoring method is the best way to ensure your home stays protected if your cell service is interrupted.
Starting at $19.95/month, No Long-Term Contracts
Affordable pricing doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. Alarm Relay is a family-owned business and uses the latest technology while cutting out all the middlemen. This helps us provide you better service at a lower price.
Unlike larger corporations that force you into rigid packages, Alarm Relay gives you more flexible options that fit your current setup. No long-term contracts required.
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Not Sure Which Monitoring Service Is Right For You?
Frequently Asked Questions About Landline Monitoring
Cellular monitoring uses cellular technology (just like your smartphone uses) to connect your security system to our U.L. Certified Professional Monitoring Station. It’s the most secure and reliable option since you don’t have to worry about internet outages. Simply put, it’s harder for burglars to hack.
Since Internet monitoring uses high-speed internet to connect your security system to our Monitoring Station, it’s the fastest connection among the three. In the event of an internet outage, you’ll want cellular monitoring as a backup.
Landline monitoring uses a plain old telephone system (POTS system) or landline to connect your security system to our Monitoring Station. It’s the most minimal security monitoring coverage available. You cannot connect your landline to a smart home system, and it is easy for burglars to cut your line. If you choose a landline monitoring system, we recommend a backup monitoring method such as cellular or internet monitoring.
The most common and recommended pairing is internet monitoring and cellular monitoring to make sure you’re always protected. We recommend internet as your primary method and cellular as your backup communication.
This way, if your WIFI connection or Internet Service Provider has any downtime or outages – or if there’s a utility power outage – you’ll still have security monitoring with cellular technology as a backup.
When combined, these two monitoring methods keep you covered 24/7
Internet and cellular monitoring are both more secure than landline monitoring. Since cellular is wireless, burglars can’t cut any wires to disconnect your communication outside the premise. An experienced burglar can disconnect your internet service or landline system, but you’ll always have cellular as the backup.
Plus, combining both internet and cellular monitoring still costs less than a traditional landline service since you won’t need to pay the phone company for that service any longer.
Landline systems aren’t compatible with smart home technology. You’ll need to add either internet monitoring or cellular monitoring to use remote access, smart technology, or control your security system with a mobile app.
While Alarm Relay can support the VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) line, we cannot always guarantee that the signal will be carried by the VOIP provider to our Monitoring Station. That’s why we recommend internet or cellular monitoring as a backup. That way we can easily check to see if you’re still connected.
Thanks to advances in technology, alarm systems are designed to work with many different types of monitoring methods.
A phone line for monitoring is ideal if you are simply looking to save money on your homeowners insurance, and just want a low cost, effective monitoring service. In fact, Alarm Relay can help you save up to 20% on your homeowners insurance with our UL Certificate of Monitoring.
Yes, cellular monitoring is compatible to connect with your security system and smart home devices. You can connect to your cameras to see who’s lurking around your house, or even see when a package arrives. You can lock the front door or garage door in case you forgot before leaving home. You can turn on the lights when you’re away so people think someone’s home.
With both cellular and internet monitoring, you can connect to most smart home cameras and monitor your cameras from your smartphone. If you see something suspicious on your home security cameras, you can even use our Rescu App to dispatch an ambulance, police, or firefighters to your home with the touch of a button.