The security system you got for free three or four years ago may be worth exactly that. Many security companies concerned about monitoring revenue and service profitability knowingly sacrificed public safety with inferior equipment and poor installation procedures. Clients may never realize that wire leading to door contacts and telephone lines may be tucked underneath vinyl siding or left accessible underneath a crawl space with an unsecure door. Just because the client doesn’t know this is no reason to assume that the criminals are not aware of these vulnerabilities. Wires that are easily accessible may be cut rendering the system inert. Burglaries are on the rise as the economy sputters and an unbiased analysis of your security system is necessary to have the piece of mind of knowing that the system is not vulnerable in this way. Even if the system is certified as properly installed the phone line may still be compromised and an upgrade to a backup GSM module would be a wise investment. If the phone line does not have a tamper module the burglar may simply open the phone box and unhook the main line rendering the system unable to communicate. The GSM module is a cellular module that is installed inside the security panel and is protected by the alarm system. This provides assurance that if a home burglary is attempted that the security system can contact the central monitoring station. This means that the police will be dispatched.
North Carolina residents can receive a no cost security evaluation of their current set up by registering at http://www.whensafetymatters.com or by calling (919) 949-9690.