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Alarm Communication Path

The Alarm Communication Path is the method a security system uses to communicate with a monitoring center. The Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) is the most common type of communication path that is used in security systems.
With advances in wireless technologies, other more secure communication paths such as cellular alarm monitoring are gaining popularity. Internet protocol (IP) monitoring and dual path (Cellular/IP) monitoring are some other communication paths that do not require a hardwired telephone line to be present at the property.