What Role Does a GSM Play in Your Security System?
A Global System for Mobile Communications, or a GSM, enables mobile communications in cellular networks. The technology is also used as a feature in many sophisticated commercial and residential security systems in Toronto as a redundancy to allow reliable communication from security cameras and alarm systems to monitoring stations, connected devices, and first responders. The enhanced communication or transmission of local security signals enabled by GSM technology offers many benefits to property owners.
Benefits of GSM & Security Systems
The primary reason leading security professionals, like the Engineered Alarm Solutions team, recommend opting for security systems equipped with GSM technology is to ensure that local signals from your alarms or commercial security cameras are transmitted to the appropriate party. In some cases, burglars will jam Wireless Internet signs or cut telecommunication lines responsible for Internet and telephone lines before breaching a property. Without a GSM, this can compromise security by disabling your security system’s ability to send notifications to your phone or alerts to the monitoring station. When your Internet and telephone lines are down, modern GSM communicators use Dual-Path communications to send signals via cellular networks, generating reliable transmission and prompt response by the monitoring station.
How are GSM Communicators Used?
Integrated with security systems via the control panel of the security system, the GSM communicator receives signals from a triggered alarm which it sends via the cellular network using a SIM card to the monitoring station and the property owner. Ultimately, the GSM communicator improves the effectiveness of your security system.
To learn more about building a robust residential or commercial security system in Toronto, contact the experienced professionals at Engineered Alarm Solutions.