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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Home Security through vonage Reply with quote Back to top

I understand the Voip is based on internet connection and when it goes down the phone cannot function and my security system is broken.

But as long as it runs (majority of the time right?) can I use it for home security? (Still it is better than having no security system is n't it?)

Checked with Vonage on that and Vonage call center rep did mention the limitation on the Voip. and still he mentioned if you want to go ahead and use it, it will still work.

and he changed few things for me.

bandwidth saver 90KBPS
packetization 10

So now, my question is anybody else tried this and does it work?

I am anyway going to try this. and update the forum my comments. But just checking.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yes and no.

Your first step is to call your alarm provider, and see if their service is compatible with Vonage. A few are but the general rule of thumb is most home alarm or home security providers, their service is not compatible with Vonage. Primarily cause they need a landline dial tone to dial out or update with, and Voip service doesn't quite function well with that.

Your next step is, if your alarm provider is not compatible (which is most likely isn't), is to either see if they offer a "cellular backup alarm" which is the same thing as a regular alarm but it goes by a wireless signal like a cell signal to send an alarm. If they offer that as a service, you could switch to that, it would work with Vonage. The downside is, it usually has some costs associated with the alarm provider upfront to switch to that style of system.

Or your last step, if your alarm provider has no cellular backup alarm or you don't want to pay for it, is to locate an alarm provider that does work with Vonage. No, Vonage won't have a list of the ones that do, too few do and those are location dependent on where you live. Alarm.com provides compatible service but again there could be costs of switching you might not want to pay.

Basically at the end of the day you need to decide which is more important for you. A Voip phone service, or home security. Most Voip services are not going to work with home alarms, medical alert bracelets, criminal GPS ankle bracelets, etc
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Alarm Systems and VoIP - be very careful Reply with quote Back to top

Great question. If you look deeply into the Vonage web site, they actually recommend that you NOT use their Voip solution for transmission of alarm signals, and instead use a cellular solution (as mentioned). Cellular (usually GSM) is truly the only safe and reliable method, since not only is Voip for alarms a bit tricky, but intruders cut phone and Internet connections all the time - and then you are in bad shape.

Here is a blog I posted that talks about Internet-based monitoring - its worth the read. And by the way, the newer systems (like the ones we sell) do a heck of a lot more than the older ones - interactive features, remote control, free apps, even video. You may want to see what it available out there before upgrading your existing system - it could cost you less to start fresh, and get a lot more.

Here's the link:

http://blog.frontpointsecurity.com/2010/09/09/internet-monitoring-the-weakest-link-as-easy-to-cut-as-your-phone-line/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I use both. I have it dial through Vonage for general stuff. If Vonage fails for whatever reason, it falls back to cellular.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That works - and it is generally referred to as cellular back up (vs. cellular primary). The only downside to backup compared to primary is that with cellular backup, it takes longer for the signal to get to the monitoring center. The alarm system (and it varies, according to who makes the equipment in your system) needs to try communicating over the primary path, sometimes several times, before the primary path rolls over to the backup path. With cellular primary, the alarm signal goes right out over the cellular link - no hesitation. This can make a big difference with a home invasion situation, or if you have monitored fire, where every minute (or less) counts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yup - It's all about what setup works for you. To be 100% honest my alarm is really there to be loud and obnoxious in case someone breaks in. It won't stop them from doing it but hopefully the scare factor will make them leave and protect my animals. Everything else can be replaced.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ha ha - I like that. When we moved to DC, my wife the alarm system had to get set up with fire monitoring right away, even if we held off on intrusion. She was (and is) worried about our two dogs - and smart as they are, they do not dial 911 that well!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I understand her plight. We went through a break in several years ago. The house was trashed and the dog was terrified. I had never and since have never heard the cries that I did that night from her. I don't think they hurt her but they sure made noise and scared the heck out of her. As such, I'm in the same boat as your other half. No kids... dogs are our kids!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nice to read your all comments which show that you all have nice experience about the Home security devices. I also have installed a dog barking alarms and a camera aside for catching the people impression, that all was very funny.
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