Cellular technology has revolutionized the way we live our lives. Where once we could only communicate from landline phones, cellular networks allow us to communicate from virtually anywhere.
The same concept was once true for fire alarm systems, which initially relied on alarm bells to alert occupants to the presence of smoke. Since there was no way to notify first responders automatically, building occupants had to find a landline phone to alert the local fire station. The transition to cellular monitoring has increased the effectiveness of first responder notification through reducing the time incurred relaying a fire incident.
What is cellular monitoring
Cellular monitoring protects your business by automatically notifying local authorities when smoke or fire is detected. The fire alarm control panel (FACP), via a cellular communicator, is networked to an approved central monitoring station, to ensure a rapid response.
How does cellular monitoring work?
Cellular monitoring uses the same technology as your cell phone, connecting to a wireless network. For example, when your fire alarm system receives a signal indicating smoke or a fire, your cellular communicator alerts the central monitoring station, which relays the alarm condition to the local fire station for action. Automating this process using cellular monitoring technology ensures that emergency response will be rapid.
So what are the benefits of cellular monitoring vs. traditional landline monitoring systems?
Cellular monitoring does not require a landline connection
In recent years, landlines have become increasingly difficult for phone companies to maintain and support. Landline infrastructure has been in decline for some time, resulting in poor reliability and higher costs. Some phone companies have even begun to refuse service to remote areas, as the cost of providing said line is no longer practical. With cellular monitoring, this is not a problem.
Cellular monitoring improves response times
Cellular dialers are automated, so they don’t require humans to do their job. That means that when the signals are activated, the fire alarm system can rapidly notify first responders. The sooner emergency responders receive your call for help, the sooner they arrive.
Cellular monitoring operates on the most popular cellular networks
Cellular monitoring does not require a unique network to work. They use the same networks as our cell phones.
Installation is simple with cellular technology
Installation of a cellular monitoring system does not require a lot of wiring or physical infrastructure. Easy installation saves you time and money while minimizing disruption to your building’s occupants.
Now’s the time to make the smart decision and upgrade your system for cellular monitoring. Contact CFC today and experience the convenience and efficiency of this cutting-edge technology! We’ll take care of everything, leaving you free to focus on what matters most.