The National Broadband Network
The rollout of the NBN will involve new technologies and many existing monitored alarm systems may not be compatible with these at all times.
Will my alarm system work properly when connected to the NBN?
Unfortunately, these is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a variety of factors, including the NBN technology being deployed in your area, the brand and model of your alarm system and the Retail Service Provider (RSP) you select.
With most existing systems being designed to transmit via traditional copper voice-based phone lines, if you elect to direct connect your alarm system to the NBN you will require your RSP to provide an NBN service that includes a UNI-V (Voice) connection. A UNI-V connection is designed to support legacy equipment like alarm systems, fax machines, EFTPOS terminals, fire and lift alarms.
However the UNI-V connections are not available in all NBN areas due to the technology deployed and some RSPs do not offer this type of connection. It is also important to understand the limitations of connecting your alarm to the NBN as there is an increased potential for alarm signals not to be transmitted correctly and a possibility some older alarm systems may not be compatible with the NBN at all.