Home security delivers protection and peace of mind, in large part, due to its direct connection to the security provider. If the worst should happen, there’s no need to dial a number—the security system speaks directly to the provider so action can be taken immediately.
But early home security had a fatal flaw: the landline.
A physical landline is vulnerable to sabotage before a home invasion, potentially severing the connection between the security system and the provider. While improvements were made over the years to prevent tampering, the rise of 3G cell coverage gave home security a new weapon in the fight against crime (it’s much harder to “cut” a line that isn’t physically there).
Now there is a new point of failure—your wifi router—and while criminals scramble to find sophisticated ways to disable it and sever the 3G connection, we remain ahead of the curve. That’s why the industry is embracing 5G as the next step in home security.
Here’s why 5G matters and how you can implement it to make your home safer.
Ackerman is leading the way in 5G security! We offer true peace of mind with a no-theft guarantee—in writing. If you’re ready to use 5G in your home security or have questions about how it could benefit you, talk to us directly at 800.552.1111 or schedule an instant security quote online.
5G is better than its predecessors, 4G LTE and 3G, for three main reasons:
This is true for smartphone users and it’s especially true for anyone using it for home security.
Remember what it was like to stream a video on a 3G smartphone? Pretty, hit or miss, right? That was improved with 4G LTE, which is fast enough to stream and download, but the jump from 4G to 5G is a giant leap compared to the previous tiny step. For example, 5G is so fast it’s being used to power autonomous vehicles and stream 4K footage (with the potential to even reach 8K).
What does this mean for home security?
As security cameras and recorded footage gets more advanced, 5G speeds can handle faster uploads of super sharp footage that helps identify criminals.
If you think about network speed like how fast a car can go on the highway, then bandwidth is like the number of lanes.
Have you ever tried to post a picture or video to social media at a large concert or major sporting event? Chances are it was slower than usual because you’re competing against thousands of other people in the same area trying to do the same thing.
A less extreme example of this is peak usage hours in a neighborhood or city block. When that happens, any device operating on the network, including a home security system, could be slower to respond when needed. 5G opens those lanes up exponentially to prevent slowdown during even the most extreme usage.
5G is much more than just “faster 3G or 4G,” it uses advanced encryption methods to ensure the security and privacy of its users. Just like the landline was a vulnerability for security systems of the past, 3G and 4G LTE had their tradeoffs such as wifi router security. 5G takes the next step to remove failure points by moving security off the router and directly onto the router.
This means that even if a criminal somehow has access to your wifi, they can’t disable a security system operation on a 5G network.
Tech companies and providers are moving away from 3G coverage. This process is called “sunsetting,” where one tech is put to rest as another one emerges and becomes more ubiquitous. Now that 4G LTE is the norm and 5G is gaining popularity, companies are getting ready to leave 3G behind.
As 5G becomes the gold standard for home security, Ackerman is here to help you transition to 5G and protect your home with the latest technology so you can have peace of mind. We’re here to make this and all your home security setup easy for you!