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The CSI Journal

The Choice is Endless - Part three

By Colonnade Security Inc.

Why a Dedicated Cellular Connection Matters
For your security system to reliably protect you in an emergency—a fire, a break-in, medical emergency—it’s essential that you choose one with the most reliable technology for communicating with the outside world.

Cellular or Interactive Technology
The emergency signal that will save your hone or business will be transmitted over our dedicated cellular connection: a secure, wireless connection linking your security panel to our monitoring station.

Because it doesn’t piggyback on your home or business broadband connection, it communicates reliably when you need it to—even if your phone line, cable, broadband, Wi-Fi and power are down.

Here’s what makes a dedicated cellular connection or our interactive Technology an essential feature of a reliable security system.

  1. It’s exclusive to your security system
    The safety of your family or employees should never compete for bandwidth with entertainment and other services. CSI’s cellular connection is reserved solely for your security system to communicate with CSI’s monitoring station. It’s not shared with other services and it doesn’t depend on your home’s networking and WiFi router.

  2. It can’t be physically cut
    The most sophisticated broadband or cable-connected security systems can be defeated in seconds on the outside of the home, using a pair of wire cutters. A cellular connection has no cable to cut. Should an intruder attack the security panel itself, CSI’s systems patented Crash and Smash technology will still signal our monitoring station for help.

  3. It works even when the power’s out.
    Even if your home or business loses power, your CSI system will continue to communicate. Our security panels feature 24-hour battery backup so you’ll stay secure until the electricity comes back on.

For most homeowners and businesses, it still comes down to price and they end up buying a basic alarm system that is prone to false alarms.

As mentioned in parts one and two of this series, “The Choice is Endless,” cost should not be the only factor that you consider when choosing a security system. You should check the company’s reputation with the local police, in our case, the Ottawa Police and the Better Business Bureau.

As a rule, a sound security system will cost about 0.5 percent the value of your home; for example, for a $300,000 home, it will cost you about $1500.00 or more depending on your particular needs.

At Colonnade Security Inc.; we do not lease or rent alarm security systems. If you are considering a finance option, we are here for you. With over 35 years of security experience, give Colonnade Security Inc., in Ottawa a try.

For more information, you can call 613-839-1274 or email

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