Advantages of Cellular Over Traditional Phone Lines in Fire Alarm Systems

Advantages of Cellular Over Traditional Phone Lines in Fire Alarm Systems

Today, it’s more common for cellular devices to be used as a phone system for most businesses. As a result, traditional phone lines are becoming a thing of the past. Fire alarm systems have been using traditional landlines for communication purposes for generations, but many traditional phone systems are going through big changes to adjust to a more modern era of technology.

There are many advantages of switching from traditional phone lines to cellular phone lines for fire alarm systems. Here are some you should be aware of:

Advantages of Cellular Over Traditional Phone Lines in Fire Alarm Systems

No Wires

Cutting wires was a commonly used method of compromising the integrity of an alarm system. The system could shut down or the traditional phone line could cease communication due to the wires being cut.

With a cellular phone connection, it will be much more difficult to mess with the alarm and you will be alerted successfully in the case of an emergency. Many modern day cellular systems will protect your phone from getting jammed by integrating anti-jamming hardware.


Modern cellular systems are turning out to be much more reliable than traditional phone lines for fire alarm systems.

You will not have to worry about power or internet outages or compromised phone lines when you switch to a cellular system. A cellular system will provide you with uninterrupted protection around the clock.

On the other hand, landline cables are vulnerable to outside environments such as weather, intruders, or even animals damaging them. Cellular systems will be unaffected by internet outages, and they have the ability to remain strong, even through most natural disasters or storms. You can rely on cellular phone lines to contact emergency services whenever you need to.


Landline telephone systems have so many ways to become easily compromised that it is just safer to replace with a cellular system. Even with a compartment that is meant to contain your phone lines protecting it, it can still be opened with a simple screwdriver. The wires can be cut, rendering your landline system no longer operational.

Having the wires cut means that there will be no distress signal sent to your monitoring station in cases of emergencies. In order to prevent your fire alarm system from being damaged and rendered useless, it is best to just have a cellular system integrated in the first place.

Cellular systems cannot be as easily compromised as landline systems can. They use the same network of cellular towers that your own cell phone uses; you will still be able to connect with a monitoring station in an emergency, even when the phone service connection is weak.

Many cellular systems even have anti-hacking technology integrated into their systems to prevent hackers from compromising their security systems as an extra safety measure.


Instead of allowing your fire alarm system to become compromised and leaving it exposed to vulnerabilities, enhance your fire alarm system’s security by having a cellular system in place.

Contact us today to see how we can help you with your fire alarm monitoring needs.

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