No Landline?

No Landline and want to be Monitored?

Are you disconnecting your landline or converting to Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB)?
Then you'll need an alternative.

Options for Monitoring without a Landline?


1. IP Monitoring

This is when your alarm is monitored over the internet through your broadband connection.

More on IP Monitoring here

2. GPRS Monitoring

This is when your alarm is monitored over the mobile cellular data network (3G).

More about GPRS Monitoring here

Broadband Internet (IP) Alarm Monitoring

Have your alarm monitored by SafeGard over your INTERNET connection

No need for a landline, no cost for calls, but you should add a UPS for your router for AC fails.


What is IP Monitoring?

In normal situations a Monitored Alarm connects with the Monitoring Station through a standard phone line. Whenever there is an ACTIVATION, the alarm 'phones' the Monitoring Station and informs them of events.

IP (Internet Protocol) Monitoring is when the alarm communicates with the Monitoring Station through an Internet Connection, without any need for a landline.

UFB (Ultra-Fast Broadband)

UFB entails replacing your old copper phone line with a fibre-optic cable. Wired correctly, your alarm should work on fibre without additional hardware.

However, if you are considering upgrading your internet connection to UFB (and why shouldn't you?), you may need to consider an alternative communication system to the old phone line, from some providers. Your UFB provider must be asked to liven up the phone jacks with "voice" for your alarm to work.

What does IP Monitoring entail?

To set up for IP Monitoring all that needs to happen is a small device is installed into the alarm panel and a cable is run to the Router or Modem. A UPS is required for communication to happen during power cuts.

Can it be added to existing alarms?

Most existing alarms can be set up for IP Monitoring. Some older models might not accept the additional circuitry.

Contact us to see if your alarm can be monitored through IP


What does it cost?

SafeGard can supply and install an IP Monitoring Unit in most circumstances for$295 (normally 2 hours labour). The variable is the difficulty for the cable to be routed to the Router/Modem.

What is the ongoing cost?

Negligible. The bandwidth requirement is tiny and there are no call charges over the Internet. If your alarm has been preventing you from disconnecting your landline, the savings made from your telephone supply charge can pay for your Alarm Monitoring!

Further protection

Safegard does recommend the installation of a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) to your modem/router. This will ensure that even in the event of a powercut, your internet stays 'live' and your alarm remains in touch with our Monitoring Station.

Organise a SafeGard professional to install IP Monitoring today

Static IP

While not necessary, there are advantages to having a static IP address when installing an IP monitoring module. More about static IP addresses here.

Alarm Monitoring using GPRS


What is GPRS?

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM).

GPRS usage is typically charged based on volume of data, and is probably better known as MOBILE BROADBAND.

GPRS (Data) you pay for the volume of data and each 'call' made is tiny, which means a very low data usage.

Safegard can provide a dedicated SIM card with monthly service on GPRS for $5 + GST per month.


GPRS Transmitters start from $295 (incl. GST)

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