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Cell Backup For Your Security System

Why do I need cell backup for my security system?

In at least 10% of all break-ins, telephone or broadband IP infrastructure cables are cut prior to entry. If a criminal cuts your communication line, he has in effect disabled your security system since most security systems communicate back to the monitoring center over a phone or IP line. Cellular backup provides backup communication paths for the reporting of alarms in the event of a loss or cut of your primary communication line. Sonitrol recommends that every alarm system be equipped with a cell backup device.

How does cell backup work?

When the communication line is cut, a signal is immediately sent to the Sonitrol Monitoring Center telling us that the phone line is down, at which point we will dispatch police. Since the cell backup unit maintains constant communication with the Monitoring Center, Sonitrol is still able to monitor the facility, providing continuous information to the police department as to the intruders movements as they arrive on scene.

It is important that you determine where your telephone or broadband IP infrastructure cables enter your building. If you have any exposed cables, take immediate steps to secure them. Don't make the criminals' job easy.

As your security provider, our number one priority is to provide comprehensive security for your facility. We want to ensure that we can continue to provide cellular backup to you going forward. In order to do so, we need to hear from you.

815 Wood Ridge Center Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217


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