Your alarm system & NBN
Is your alarm system NBN ready? You’ve no doubt heard of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolling out across Australia.
During the NBN rollout, existing analog phone lines and internet network infrastructure will receive an upgrade. This upgrade will replace the existing analog telephone lines with digital broadband. Once the rollout is complete in your area, you will no longer have access to a fixed-line analog telephone. This may affect how your alarm system communicates with an alarm monitoring provider.
Once the removal of the analog telephone lines is complete, there is a big possibility that your alarm system may not be able to communicate with an alarm monitoring centre.
At Australian Security Company, we will continue to protect what matters to you, family and business. During the transition, we can advise and guide you to an alternative communications path should you need one.
With Australian Security Company, you’re in safe hands.
Why is the government rolling out the NBN?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) will provide 93% of Australian homes, schools and workplaces in urban and regional towns with high-speed internet, as well as phone access to optical fibre. This will give people across Australia better access to services, such as eHealth and streaming TV, along with many other internet-based services.
Why will I need to make a change?
Most existing alarm systems in Australia utilise the analog telephone to communicate. Analog telephone lines send alarm signals to an alarm monitoring centre.
Once the removal of your analog telephone lines is complete and replaced with a digital connection, your alarm system may not be able to communicate with an alarm monitoring centre. We, the Australian Security Company, recommend the use of a GPRS unit. These GPRS unit will allow your alarm system to communicate independently from an analog telephone and/or NBN.
Any one of the many 3G Wireless solutions currently available through Australian Security Company will provide an independent wireless communications path. These 3G Wireless solutions aren’t reliant on the NBN network and will make your transition as easy and seamless as possible. In many cases, they’ll save you money.
One of the main benefits to switching to a 3G wireless solution is the ability to control your alarm system using our mobile application. You will be able to arm and/or disarm your alarm system from anywhere in the world with your cell phone application.
When must I make the change?
It may be wise to consider making the necessary changes prior to NBN rolling out in your area. Once the upgrade is complete, you may be at risk. Your alarm system may not communicate at the very moment the upgrade happens. A recent news article details how the NBN rollout has suddenly affected thousands of homes and businesses in Australia –news article
Some of the advantages of changing to a GPRS monitored solution:
- Hassle free transition to GPRS monitoring
- No phone line required or unwanted call charges
- Option to operate alarm via a mobile app
- Increased security on polled GPRS network
Give the Australian Security Company a call on (07) 5532 6644 when NBN comes to your area. To give you confidence that you’re protecting what’s most precious to you, we’ll make sure your system can still communicate with our Grade A1 compliant 24/7 Security Monitoring Centre.
Please visit www.nbnco.com.au to find out when NBN will roll out in your area. Contact the Australian Security Company and one of our security specialists will offer you an obligation free assessment.