Upgrades to Consider – 21st Century Solutions
Written by
Yulia Alferyev

Modern challenges to your existing security system may require innovative solutions to fit your lifestyle. Plain Old Telephone Service lines (POTS) are in the history books now, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Many telephone providers therefore have switched to alternatives, simulating these phone lines, but they are causing problems with older security systems to communicate emergency signals. POTS lines, used to be the only means for monitoring alarms, are now becoming obsolete and replaced with wireless connections.

Stay Connected. Upgrade to wireless monitoring to gain increased reliability and faster response times and take the first step into the 21st century where smart security features have become lifestyle companions for many homeowners.

Stay in Control with Smart Features. Once on a wireless connection, you’ve unlocked a world of features to enhance your security and lifestyle. Imagine having complete control over your system from the convenience of your smartphone and Total Connect is where it all begins. It lets you arm/disarm your security system remotely, receive real-time alerts, take immediate action, and even view live video feeds from your doorbell or surveillance cameras – all through a simple, user-friendly app.

Need to grant access to your early guests while you're at work? With the convenience of an incorporated garage door opener or a smart lock on your door, it is an easy task through the Total Connect app. No need to rush home or leave spare keys under the mat.

Set up smart lights through Total Connect to automatically switch on in the evenings while you're on vacation. This feature creates the illusion of an occupied home and serves as a powerful deterrent. Total Connect empowers you with the flexibility to manage your security  anywhere, any time, giving you peace of mind and convenience.

System Upgrades to Increase Longevity. Strategic upgrades will ensure your system's proper response. If your smoke detectors are over 10 years old, consider replacing them to avoid compromising your life safety. The same applies to older glass breakage sensors as some can be too sensitive and prone to set off an alarm when there is no threat. If your system was installed before 2007, the security panel—brain of your system—would benefit from an upgrade too as modern panels provide better functionality and integration with advanced smart technology.

Why Consider Upgrading? These upgrades are designed to empower your system, ensuring it can better serve you. Not only will they provide immediate benefits, but will also prolong the life of your guardian, maximizing its value for years to come. It is our duty to provide you with the knowledge and options for you to make informed decisions about your security. While we understand that an upgrade may not be necessary for everyone, we encourage you to consider the possibilities and the numerous benefits it could bring to your daily life.