Home security technology has changed by leaps and bounds, especially with the advent of 5G wireless service. Surveillance cameras are better than ever, and the speed at which we can communicate is dramatically faster than even a few years ago. Wireless technology is a fundamental part of our lives, including our home and business security systems. If you’re still using an old-school security system, it may be making you less safe. As Northern Virginia moves to 5G, it’s a perfect time to upgrade outdated alarms and security equipment.
Are Landline Security Systems Becoming Obsolete?
Do you still have a landline-based security system? If so, it’s time for an upgrade. Landline systems use a hardwired connection instead of a cellular connection and are increasingly slow and outdated. Your alarm system works through your landline, making an automated “call” to a monitoring station. Landline systems don’t allow for remote access or the ability to control your system from an app. They’re also vulnerable as criminals have learned they can simply cut the wires to disable your system. The shift to 5G makes now an ideal time to upgrade and enjoy the advantages of wireless home security. We can replace your aging system with smart technology and fully automated security.
How Will 5G Affect Home Security?
Fifth-generation cellular communication (or 5G) is amazingly fast. It brings more power to your home security system, including more responsiveness and improved video surveillance. Higher 5G speed improves real-time time monitoring and image quality. It also means faster uploads for security footage if you experience a break-in, making it easier for law enforcement to identify criminals. 5G makes it easier to integrate your home security system with overall smart home automation and offers improved security through encryption. It makes your home less vulnerable than with 3G technology or landlines.
Is Upgrading My Security System Worth It?
Upgrading your home security system allows you to access cutting-edge technology to make your home safer. Home security becomes less cumbersome and more convenient as you integrate multiple functions into your home. When we upgrade, we want to:
- Update surveillance cameras for better images.
- Replace wireless devices that allow your system to communicate with your security provider.
- Update keypads to incorporate all of your smart home technology.
There will be an up-front investment in equipment and service when you upgrade. However, our clients find that upgrades pay off immediately and long-term in connectivity, convenience and mobility. Upgrading to high-speed wireless from a landline allows you to monitor your security system remotely from your smartphone. Combining wireless home security with smart thermostats, lighting and blinds makes your home safer and saves money on energy bills. Now is the time to make the shift as digital options come down in price and the enormous benefits of 5G become clear.
How Can I Upgrade My Security System?
Whether you’re still using a landline security system or trying to shift to a smart home on an outdated cellular network, now is the time to consider an upgrade. Our region’s transition to 5G presents a golden opportunity. However, the old-school home security companies can’t always keep up. It’s essential to find a provider who understands the ins and outs of security and smart home technology. Aegis Technologies fits the bill on every level. Our expertise in home security, audio-visual and automation makes us a perfect fit. Contact our knowledgeable team today to learn more about what an upgrade can do for you. We’ll assess your property and find the right solution for you. Then we’ll put it all into play using the latest equipment and technology for a complete package: connectivity, convenience, and peace of mind.