ADT Security  recently announced the launch of ADT Home Wireless; a monitored home alarm system which utilises a secure mobile broadband network.

ADT Security's decision to supply this new monitored alarm service comes as more and more households question the need for a landline telephone. Mobile phones now outnumber fixed lines by more than two to one in Australia, with one in five consumers considering dropping their landline service to save money. This trend has coincided with improving mobile technology and an increase in available broadband bandwidth.

Traditionally, monitored home alarm systems are installed and operated via a fixed line, but ADT Security's new Home Wireless monitored alarm system is ideal for the modern home as it does not require a fixed line.

Just as a mobile phone works, ADT Home Wireless uses a SIM card to securely transmit encrypted signals back to the Security Response Centre via a highly secure network. In the event the alarm is triggered the Security Response Centre receives the signal in the same time it would take to make a phone call or send an email. Trained operators then follow the procedure agreed upon with the home owner to verify the cause of the alarm and despatch appropriate assistance.

According to Mark Norton of ADT Security, the launch of the ADT Home Wireless monitored home alarm system brings a cost-effective commercial grade security solution to everyday homeowners.

“ADT Security has offered this kind of technology to its commercial customers for almost three years, so we can provide assurances to our residential customers that the network is both highly secure and a dependable alternative to the traditional monitored home alarm system that relies on landline," says Norton.

The introduction of ADT Home Wireless monitored arlam systems also pave the way for the development of other security solutions. Moving forward, people will have greater control over the way they manage their home security, with video surveillance the obvious next step.

"Video surveillance solutions which give homeowners the ability to remotely monitor activity via an internet connected computer or supported mobile phone hold a lot of appeal to people, especially with so many of us spending long hours at work,” says Norton.