The Security Sensei, Jordan Frankel, takes questions from Home Invasion News readers. Here, Jordan describes how to back-up your home alarm system and why that is so important. .
Q. I have been advised to install cellular back-up to my home alarm system. Is this worthwhile?
A. Absolutely, yes! A cellular back-up dialer is a necessity for any commercial or residential security plan. Why? Most phone lines are readily accessible from the exterior of a dwelling leaving the wires exposed to would-be criminals. With that said, a home invader can easily damage the phone box and/or cut the phone lines deactivating the only means of communication between the alarm system and thealarm monitoring company. In this scenario, the homeowner can not rely on the assistance of the local police department or, quite possibly worse, the fire department. A back-up dialer costs about $200.00 dollars (plus installation fees)
Additionally, I strongly suggest connecting a simple UPS battery back unit (Uninterruptible Power Supply)to your new or existing alarm system. A UPS is readily available at most electronic stores for $60.00 dollars, and will allow the security system to function during a power-outage.
Having consulted with law enforcement and crime prevention officers for nearly 16 years – I can unequivocally say – “not implementing a back-up cellular dialer is a big security no no!”
Jordan Frankel, commonly known as the Security Sensei, develops revolutionary security products and solutions that protect both lives and property. Countless agencies and corporations such as NASDAQ, the U.S. Military, and law enforcement entrust Mr. Frankel with their security and safety. Jordan Frankel is also a frequent media guest addressing the personal and financial consequences associated with home invasions, burglaries, and other serious threats. In addition, Mr. Frankel’s security products and inventions have been featured on Oprah, FOX news, and in countless publications. Jordan’s ability to outsmart the proverbial bad guys – coupled with his commitment to making security an affordable reality for everyone — is the key to Global Security Experts Inc success. Mr. Frankel is a proud member of The American Society for Industrial Security, The International Association for Counter Terrorism and Security, and The Society of Professional Locksmiths. He is a commercial and residential security expert; a global law enforcement advisor on home invasion prevention; a security product inventor and multi-patent holder; the inventor of the OnGARD Security Door Brace; a designer of corporate and residential safe-rooms; a Blast Mitigation Specialist catering to the U.S. military, financial institutions, and law enforcement; and a security media guest and published author. www.globalsecurityexperts.com