Phone Line Security

phone line securityWe often think about protecting our homes and everything located inside our homes. There’s a good reason for this, of course. You want to take steps to ensure the safety and security of your possessions and your loved ones. However, one aspect of security that is often overlooked is phone line security. Your telephone line is the most immediate link to help in an emergency. Dialing 911 from a home phone is often more reliable and the emergency operator will immediately know your name and address, even if you’re not able to speak. Plus, many monitored alarm systems depend on telephone lines to contact the central monitoring station in the event of a break-in or other emergency. Phone line security is vital. Criminals know how important a telephone line is. In some cases, telephone lines can be easily cut and criminals will cut your phone line prior to breaking into to your premises. A simple pair of wire cutters is often enough to significantly reduce your safety and security. Criminals will take advantage of this scenario. They want to leave you and your property as vulnerable as possible. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your phone line is not easily accessible and even better to protect it so that no one can easily tamper with it. You need phone line security.

Physically Protecting your Phone Line

The good news is that phone lines can be secured from criminal interference and tampering with a strongbox that completely protects the telephone network interface. Installing a 16-gauge steel box on the outside of your home, around the phone interface, securely protects it from criminals. This phone line security keeps you safe. The strongbox protects your phone lines completely while ensuring that your phone system remains fully functional. Two locking access doors provide total phone line security while also allowing authorized access for testing or repair. A telephone lock box provides additional security as well. If the outer door is breached by an unauthorized access attempt or if a criminal attempts to pry the box from the wall, an alarm will sound and the central monitoring station will be contacted immediately. contact a SafeTech’s Loss Prevention Exper For more information on phone line security tools, please contact a SafeTech’s Loss Prevention Expert.

GSM Cell Devices and IP Modules are Excellent Alarm Communication Alternatives

If 100% protection of your phone line is nearly impossible or if a physical phone connection is not available, there are two really good alternatives. One alternative uses your internet for communication. By simply installing an IP alarm module between your alarm control panel and internet router, alarm signals will be reliably sent over your premise internet service. Another option is to connect a wireless cell communication device to your alarm control panel. This will allow signals to be sent using a 3G/4G cellular device to our central station. If you are interested in any of these options to better secure the communication of your alarm with your monitoring station speak to a member of our team for more information.