Landline Security System Monitoring: The Most Affordable Connection For Your Home Or Business

Even if your home is in a cellular dead zone or has no high-speed internet, Alarm Relay’s landline monitoring keeps you protected.

The Most Affordable Coverage for Your Home, Starting at $8.95 a Month

In a cellular dead zone? No high-speed internet? Landline security is your best choice.

Many security companies won’t work with landline systems or older systems. We’ve mastered thousands of different systems so we can work with your existing landline and take over your security monitoring.

Power outages and natural disasters like a wildfire or flood are unpredictable. As long as your landline is still up and running, you’re still covered and protected.

Many security providers outsource their monitoring services to 3rd parties, which causes response delays, poor customer service, and breakdowns in critical communication. At Alarm Relay, we fully manage and control all security services in-house. Our Professional Monitoring Station Station responds to your alarm trigger in 30 seconds or less.

How Does Landline Monitoring Work?

Alarm Relay Landline monitoring process

With Landline Monitoring, the control panel is directly connected to your traditional phone line.

When the alarm at your location is triggered, your security system will transmit a signal through your traditional phone line to our In-house Professional Monitoring Center.

Our team of highly-trained dispatch experts will call you within seconds to confirm if you need help. We treat every security breach – even the false alarms – as a real emergency.

If it’s a false alarm, we’ll simply deactivate the alarm dispatch and make sure you’re OK.

If you need help, we’ll dispatch the police, fire truck, or ambulance. And we’ll stay on the phone with you until they arrive.

However, landline security monitoring systems are not compatible with smart home automation and remote monitoring via mobile apps. Compared to internet monitoring, landline is the slowest connection.

Landlines are also the easiest to compromise. Burglars can easily find and disconnect your landline by severing the connection outside your home or on telephone poles and equipment.

That’s why we recommend cellular or internet monitoring instead of landline monitoring from a security standpoint.

Starting at $8.95/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. 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.


Good Protection​

Landline Monitoring


24/7 Security Monitoring


Better Protection

Internet Monitoring


24/7 Security Monitoring


Best Protection​

Cellular Monitoring


24/7 Security Monitoring

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.

Landline security systems are the most vulnerable. Burglars or external natural factors can cut or disconnect the wires of a landline – causing a service outage. Regardless, Alarm Relay is committed to the fastest response in the nation.
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.

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