Most of us rely on the internet for support in every facet of life, both at work and at home. That includes support for our electronic security technology, whether we are users or providers. Without reliable internet, the networks that support electronic security devices are susceptible to interruptions and crashes. But how often do those crashes really happen, how do they affect alarm monitoring services, and what can be done about it?
The Frequency of Internet Crashes
In one study, it was determined that up to 14,000 internet crashes happen in a single year (ironically, one standout exception to this was the year 2020). In fact, internet crashes can happen from something as small as a bug in a domain name service (DNS), which is what a website relies on to be matched to its IP address.
If the DNS fails, it becomes impossible for a user to search and connect to a website by name. This can happen to hundreds of websites at a time, including retail websites for brands that are household names. On the surface, it may look like an IP address has failed — but in reality, it’s most likely a separate glitch that has interrupted the connections to hundreds of websites at the same time.
How Internet Crashes Affect Alarm Monitoring
For a central station provider that manages its own IP addresses, an internet crash can have major ramifications — among the most troubling, service interruptions to paying customers who rely on the provider for alarm monitoring. As anyone in the electronic security industry knows, reliable alarm monitoring service has the potential to be a life or death matter.
For that reason, central stations need a way to reroute their static IP addresses in the event of an internet crash. Furthermore, they need a way to do this quickly and easily. That’s where we come in.
User Friendly IP Address Rerouting
IP address rerouting sounds complicated, but we keep it simple at Keep Your IP. With an easy-to-use, web-based interface you can log in from any internet-connected device, you can configure and reroute status IP addresses in minutes. As one client recently told us, the process was, “Extremely user friendly and fast.” He even called our rerouting service a “lifesaver.” This is the kind of safety net that every central station needs to ensure uninterrupted service to their alarm monitoring customers.
At Keep Your IP, we make it easy to protect your central station from the fallout of internet crashes and IP failures. To learn more about our IP forwarding and rerouting services, call us today for a complimentary consultation.
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