FrontPoint Weighs in on Wireless Home Security

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As wireless technology draws buzz and inspires innovation in the home security industry, FrontPoint Security helps customers understand the advantages of a wireless and a cellular alarm system

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FrontPoint Security, which has been 100% wireless and 100% cellular since day one, we believe that safety should not cost extra.

If you’ve been looking into home security systems recently, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about “wireless.” Even the staunch old companies that have been selling traditional hard-wired alarm systems for decades are now acknowledging – and even flaunting – the advantages of wireless security equipment. In this article, FrontPoint Security, an industry thought-leader in the field of wireless technology, and a long-time proponent of the informed consumer, explains the basics of a wireless home security system, and the advantages wireless security can offer the homeowner, renter or small business owner.

Wireless vs. Traditional Alarm Systems –
In the minds of many consumers, wireless is synonymous with cellular. In the home security industry, however, the terms have distinct applications, with distinct significance. “Wireless” pertains to the equipment inside the home – security sensors, video cameras, etc. – which communicates wirelessly with the system’s control unit. “Cellular” pertains to the system’s connection with a central monitoring station, which is maintained by the cellular device built into the control unit, rather than by a hard-wired connection through the home’s landline phone or internet.

The Simplicity of Wireless
A basic security system consists of sensors placed throughout the home to detect signs of trouble – a window breaking, smoke in the air or water leaking. When these sensors detect an issue, they send an immediate alert to the control unit.

For most users, the number one benefit of this wireless equipment is the ease and convenience of setup, which users can do themselves, without tools, complex wiring or holes through their walls. This DIY (do-it-yourself) approach is popular because customers don’t have to schedule a technician and allow a stranger in the house or apartment.

Wireless home security systems also give users the flexibility to change or add components any time, such as when their family grows. They can start with a basic system, and add additional protection when their budget allows. For example, many customers are now choosing to augment their alarm systems with video cameras. Since wireless equipment is small and portable, customers can take it with them when they move to a new home.

Of course the best news for most consumers is that wireless equipment installation is free. With the easy availability of wireless home security systems, installation fees should now be a thing of the past.

Cellular Monitoring – for Reliability and Safety
Although “wireless” gets the buzz, the cellular factor is arguably the more important feature, because cellular monitoring keeps the home safer. While many security providers now offer wireless equipment, that doesn’t necessarily mean they offer cellular monitoring.

The hard-wired connections utilized in traditional alarm systems are vulnerable. Burglars have learned how to easily disable traditional security systems by snipping the phone or internet line with wire cutters. Everyday occurrences like power outages or bad weather can also affect hard-wired connections. Certainly anyone with a home broadband connection is familiar with their level of unreliability.

A wireless home security system solves this safety problem with cellular monitoring. Without wires to cut, the burglar has virtually no way to disable the security system, and cellular is rarely affected by factors such as weather. The wireless security system is self-sufficient, and does not depend on any other system in your home. Cellular monitoring is therefore perfect for those who no longer have or want to use landline phones.

Safety and Simplicity Should Not Cost Extra
As consumers start to understand the important benefits of a wireless security system, more providers now offer this option. In most cases, however, these providers are charging “add-on” fees for cellular monitoring. Be sure you find a company that is upfront about their pricing structure, and that you understand all associated costs before signing a contract.

“At FrontPoint Security, which has been 100% wireless and 100% cellular since day one, we believe that safety should not cost extra,” said Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Peter Rogers. “All our monitoring plans include cellular signaling, with no hidden fees. We encourage you to visit customer review websites to confirm which security companies provide the best technology and the best customer service, as well as the best pricing. We think you’ll find that FrontPoint customers are thrilled not only with the safety, simplicity and convenience of our wireless alarm system, but also with the information and special care we extend to every customer.”

About FrontPoint Security
FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive wireless home security systems and the only nationwide provider to have deployed 100% wireless alarm systems with 100% cellular monitoring. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all fifty states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and Alarm.com’s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.FrontPointSecurity.com or call 866.296.3945.

Media contact: Cassandra Dobkins, media(at)fpssi(dot)com.

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