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Old 10-16-03, 07:52 PM
jlibovicz
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In developing a system, I have two concerns. What happens if a burglar turns off my power (main panel is outside) or cuts phone lines? I assume a good system will come with a power back-up, but do they come with back-up phone lines? What's the solution? Thanks.
 
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Old 10-17-03, 05:47 AM
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Good Morning,
To ansewer your first question,
All Burg panel's have the ability and are required to have a back up battery, depending on the amount of devices and the stand by time required will determine the size of the battery needed, typically a 12v 7 ah battery will do the trick on most residential systems.
As far as the back up phone line there are several manufactures that make cellular and radio back-ups for example:
DSC Skyroute
Uplink
Tellular
They are simple to program and connect to the existing system, but they require you to have an account with them as well for them to transmit the signals to your central station of choice.

Hope this info helps

Kenny
 
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Old 10-17-03, 09:28 AM
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Personally, I prefer to use Tellular or Uplink (seeing as how I have dealerships with them) - but I've also heard good things about Skyroute.

I guess the biggest reason I use Tellular or Uplink is because they are both local to Atlanta - it just makes it easier to deal with them that way (if I ever have a problem, I can just tell them I'm coming down there to talk to a manager - works every time.)

Both systems are very easy to install and require virtually no programming (most of the programming is done by the Uplink or Tellular dealer over the internet.) But, as Alarmpartsguy mentioned, you have to have a dealership to use either one - they will not deal with end-users.

Good luck!
 
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Old 10-17-03, 04:58 PM
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telephone backup

You also have the option with most modern panels to have the telephone to be setup as a zone, the panel will monitor the phone line voltage and if it drops the panl could be programmed to do any number of things(except dial out) you can have the siren go off or have the system siganl a trouble condition, this is all through programming and no added monthly fee, if you warant a backup to the phone the prior posts answer that
 
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