Are Your Security Alarms NBN Compatible?

Are Your Security Alarms NBN Compatible?
June 22, 2017 Rechenberg

The NBN Network rollout is currently affecting hundreds of thousands of monitored alarms across Australia. Making sure your security system is not interrupted is a priority for home and business owners.

Rechenberg NBN changeover specialists are standing by right now to provide advice and assistance in selecting and implementing a cost-effective NBN Ready solution to suit your alarm configuration.

You need to act now.
As the speed of the NBN rollout increases so too does the demand for our services to provide modifications and alternative solutions to existing clients. Therefore, Rechenberg recommends you address this issue as soon as is practical and definitely before you have NBN connected or the PSTN (copper wire) telephone network is disconnected in your area.

We are here to help!
Rechenberg NBN changeover specialists are standing by right now to provide advice and assistance in selecting and implementing a cost-effective NBN Ready solution to suit your alarm configuration.

Be ready and confident to say “YES” when asked, “is your alarm system NBN compatible?”

Let us guide you through the process – quickly & easily!
There are a few different options for NBN solutions. Here’s a small breakdown of each.

 

1. Rechenberg Cellular Wireless IP – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Most security alarm panels manufactured in the past 20 years will be compatible with Rechenberg’s Cellular Wireless IP solution. This is the simplest, most cost-effective solution to ensure your security alarm is 100% NBN compatible and safe!

This solution means:

  • You no longer need a telephone line for your security alarm
  • No more phone call charges for your alarm system
  • Not affected in any way by your NBN connection
  • Direct Cellular communication by Multiple Service Providers*
  • Zero or Limited additional cabling required.
  • Full battery backup (this can be a critical factor for your alarm communications)

A qualified, licenced Rechenberg Security Alarm Technician will visit your premises and fit our Cellular Wireless communicator to your existing alarm system before testing it back to our 24/7 Control Room to confirm all is working to ‘A Grade’ standard.

 

2. Ethernet IP Only – RECOMMENDED ONLY WHERE CELLULAR WIRELESS IS UNAVAILABLE

Most security alarm panels manufactured in the past 20 years will be compatible with Ethernet IP Only Communicators. Although this solution can appear to be more cost-effective than Cellular Wireless, there are some connectivity issues to consider before implementing this solution.

This solution means:

  • You no longer need a telephone line for your security alarm
  • No more phone call charges for your alarm system
  • Completely dependent on your NBN connection (if your internet goes down you have no alarm communications).
  • Changes to IP address, gateways, modems, routers or NBN configurations can stop your alarm system communications.
  • Must have Ethernet cabling installed (at extra cost) back to your Local Area Network.
  • No battery backup for communications path (even if the Ethernet Communicator itself has battery backup if the power fails and your NBN modem/Router loses power your alarm system cannot communicate).

 

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

We understand the confusion that surrounds some aspects of this process. We’ve been helping customers all over the country with decades of experience!
If you aren’t sure of the best route to take to ensure your home is NBN Ready, give us a call and we can explain it in further depth, and discuss your options.