Your Security Alarm System and NBN – What you need to know.
The NBN (National Broadband Network) is currently being rolled out across Australia. A number of homes and businesses in Victoria have already changed across or are in the process of doing so.
There is a lot of confusion regarding the NBN and how it will effect your security alarm system, so below we have attempted to address all concerns. If you still have any questions regarding NBN and your security system please feel free to send us an enquiry through our contact form below.
Do I need a new security alarm system?
We have been notified by a number of our current clients that they have been paid a visit by a door to door salesperson representing a large security company advising them that they need to upgrade their security alarm system due to the rollout of the NBN reaching a number of areas around Melbourne. The salesperson also advised them that they would need to sign a contract.
Firstly you should never have to sign a contract for your security system or back to base monitoring. Here at Ranges Alarms we have a no contracts policy for all of the services we offer. This includes our back to base alarm monitoring service. You can cancel at anytime!
Secondly you do not need to upgrade your security system to cater for the NBN. There are a number of different options out there for your security system so it can continue to operate as normal with the NBN.
What are some of my options?
GSM with a SIM
Our GSM units work off a standard Sim card. This is the preferred cost effective option for people who’s alarm systems ring their mobile phone. A GSM unit is under $240.00 Installed.
Is a higher form of security where the security system communicates through the GPRS unit to a back to base monitoring centre. The GPRS unit starts from $120.00 with a monitoring fee of $9.90 per week which includes the cost of phone calls. For many businesses adding a GPRS unit can actually save you money since all calls that your security alarm system makes to the monitoring centre are included in the $9.90 per week fee.
Install a Uni-V voice port
Prior to the installation of the NBN advise NBNCo that you have a security alarm system and require a Uni-V voice port to be installed. Once the Uni-V voice port is installed ensure you contact your current monitoring station to confirm that your security alarm system is still communicating with them.
So if you are a resident or business and are concerned about the NBN rollout and what that will mean for your security system give us a call on 0421 016 897 or contact us by using the contact form below.
When are you getting the NBN? – http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html