Should I Upgrade My Existing Security System?

June 21, 2022 | By: mm-admin

A security system is designed to do one thing: keep you, your property, and those you care about safe. However, if you are using a security system that is ten or more years old, it may not be able to provide you with the level of security you want or need. Not only are older systems susceptible to malfunction, but since they are less sophisticated than systems available today, they put you at risk of malicious activities by tech-savvy thieves.

Unsure how to decide whether it is time for your upgrade? Below are three reasons that you should consider installing a new security system today!

Here are three signs it is time to upgrade your security system:

1. Dated technology

Security systems are not a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Like any piece of technology that you purchase, they have to be frequently updated and maintained to optimize their functionality. Your security system is like a phone — it requires periodic investment and replacement over time, not to mention that since technology changes so quickly, your device could soon become obsolete.

2. Alarm safety

Before the days of wireless data, security systems were operated via land lines with wires that could be easily manipulated by unwanted intruders. Luckily, since modern alarm systems operate using cellular transmitters to send and receive messages, they provide a safer alternative for homeowners.

At Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc., we have partnered with to provide customers with specialized Interactive Alarm Monitoring services, including home automation, remote arming and disarming, thermostat control, video surveillance and much more. Unlike an outdated security system, manage the Alarm Monitoring service feature centrally for one location or multiple locations using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android-powered device.

Not convinced? Well, the most attractive aspects of this product are that it is user-friendly and highly convenient for home and business owners alike, and we promise that the level of safety it provides will save you time and money now and in the future.

Your safety is of the upmost importance, but with Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc., it doesn’t have to be an inconvenience.

3. Transmission

The biggest reason security systems become obsolete is that technology becomes outdated. Since most modern security devices use the same towers as cellphones to send and receive alerts, it is most likely that the reason your product will be unusable is that, much like a cell phone, the network it uses to operate is no longer available.

The good news is that there is often quite a bit of overlap in what networks are available. For instance, 2G technology is being phased out, but 3G, 4G, and 5G are still available and often work interchangeably.

What is great about a system that works on this kind of network is that while 2G will soon be unavailable, you don’t have to replace your entire system to still use it. Often, you will need to replace a small component to keep it running.

Protecting Your Investment

To maximize your investment, choose a company dedicated to enhancing your experience with their product. At Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc., we provide regular service and maintenance, inform you of any necessary upgrades, and keep you updated on technological advancements as your system ages.

We think of keeping an alarm system up-to-date as being similar to maintaining a car. Just because your car gets old doesn’t mean it is useless — if something breaks, you fix it and keep on driving. By working with one of our technicians, you will get more life out of your equipment than you ever imagined and be able to enjoy the safety you deserve for years to come.

When your security system becomes an afterthought – and eventually an outdated afterthought – it leaves your building vulnerable.

Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc. installs custom-designed, scalable, user-friendly usable commercial intrusion alarm systems, and we feel that even the least experienced user will be able to use our systems with the proper training.

Contact Us

fmc logo For more information about updating your security system, call us today.  For over 30 years, Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc. (FMC) has been a leader in the monitoring of fire alarm and intrusion alarm systems.  If you would like to learn more about alarm monitoring and the benefits it can provide for your facility, please call 1 800 263 2534, email, or fill out the contact form below.