When it comes to monitored home security systems, you have a couple choices. You can buy a security system without a landline, or a landline security system. Typically, a security system without a landline uses cellular technology to communicate with the security company’s monitoring center. A landline security system uses your home telephone line to reach the monitoring center.
Whether or not you need a landline for an monitored home security systems depends on which package you choose. When your alarm is activated, the security system alerts the monitoring center by using your home telephone line. Should an alarm be activated while you’re using your home phone, the security system will take over the phone line and call the monitoring center. As soon as the monitoring center is notified, the security system releases the line so that you may speak with the monitoring center professional. Even if your home phone has call waiting, the monitoring center will be notified.