The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been controversial from the outset, however the network has begun rolling out across the country and Australia is set to see a communications infrastructure revolution. The NBN will bring high speed broadband and telephone services to all Australian homes within the next ten years.
When the rollout reaches your area, the NBN Co will arrange to install a small box in your home or business that will connect you to the network. It is important to note that the NBN rollout has implications for your security system, which is where Signal Security comes in.
When the NBN is rolled out in your area a Retail Service Provider (Telstra, Optus, IINET etc.) will approach you to sell their telephone and broadband services.
Therefore as a Signal Security customer, what should you do when the NBN reaches your home or business?
- Before signing up with a provider you need to advise them that you have a monitored security alarm
- Seek confirmation from the provider that they are able to support your existing security alarm using a UNI-V voice port (if they cannot support your alarm system you will need to find another provider or talk to Signal Security about your options)
- Signal Security has alternative ways to keep your security system monitored that bypass the use of the NBN. These options are not only more secure and reliable, they can even provide a cost saving on your communications bill
- Contact Signal Security to ensure that there is a smooth transition. We will also be keeping an eye out for when the NBN is due to be rolled out in your suburb to ensure that during the installation process your alarm system will continue to function as it has been designed… There’s also a great online tool that provides roll-out updates available here!
To ensure you get the full advantage of the NBN when it arrives in your suburb, make sure you are armed with the knowledge needed to maximise its benefits. For further information about the NBN visit the government website here or download our information sheet here.