As mentioned above, monitored alarm systems use what is called signalling to communicate via a pathway to the manned Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). There are two main types of signalling that are used within alarm systems.
Single Path Signalling
Uses one path to dial out activation alerts to the ARC using one of the following paths:
Radio – using the 4G mobile network (WorldSIM – Vodafone, EE & O2 network coverage)
LAN – using your current broadband router.
The main drawback is that there is only one path, so no backup is available should the path fail or is tampered with.
Dual Path Signalling
Two lines of signalling are better than one! If there happens to be an issue with the primary line then this type of monitoring will automatically utilise the backup mobile network to alert the ARC of activation. The main benefit of this system is self-explanatory, when it comes to protecting your property, having a backup is always recommended.
For all of our monitoring solutions, we install CSL DualCom products exclusively. They are the original inventors of integrated Dual Path Signalling back in 1996 and have pioneered the move from wired systems to wireless radio technology in the electronic security industry.