How Will the NBN Rollout Affect Your Home’s Security System?

How Will the NBN Rollout Affect Your Home’s Security System?
November 12, 2017 Rechenberg

While joining a neighbourhood watch, putting an alarm sticker on your front window or building a fence can deter intruders to some extent, however if they can find a way in, they will. If you’ve been broken into before, you’ll know that locks on windows or an imposing gate aren’t enough to keep them out.

That’s why many people choose to go with a monitored electronic security system. It offers peace of mind for home and business owners and deters would-be thieves. If you’re looking at having a new home alarm system installed, or you have an existing system, it pays to be aware that the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout could compromise your home’s security.


What is the NBN?

The NBN is a multibillion-dollar project that will provide 93% of Australian homes, schools and businesses with high-speed optical fibre internet, more reliable connectivity and better access to services such as eHealth and streaming TV. It is currently being installed in urban and regional towns across Australia and is expected to be fully installed by 2020.

Fixed phone lines and the internet network infrastructure are being upgraded so your copper wire fixed line telephone won’t be accessible anymore. When your home is ‘ready for service’ you have 18 months to adopt NBN before existing phone and internet connections are cut.

To check when NBN is set for installation in your area, you can enter your address here.

Before you get connected with NBN, it’s important to check with us about how your new or existing security system will be affected. Those most affected will be homeowners with wired home security systems that use fixed phone lines. It may be necessary to upgrade your security system for optimum compatibility with NBN.

At Rechenberg we can offer NBN compatible packages that utilise cellular technology and 24/7 control room monitoring. This way, you can continue to rest easy in your home knowing that your security system isn’t compromised.

Contact us if you have any concerns or questions about the NBN rollout.