Comfort Home Automation/ Security System Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Comfort without PSTN landlines?
 Moderated by: slychiu
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tuesday Aug 17th, 2021 10:49 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
caravanboy
Member
 

Joined: Wednesday Mar 8th, 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 122
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

I've seen a news story today that in the UK they are planning to switch off PSTN landlines from 2025.   BBC News story

I know Comfort has a GSM backup option (although mine still has bugs/issues during AC power failures - but that's another thread) but will there be any new modules or way of Comfort still working over VOIP landlines in four years time?  Or is there already a way to support this?



 Posted: Tuesday Aug 17th, 2021 12:08 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
slychiu
Administrator


Joined: Saturday Apr 29th, 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 5235
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

VOiP lines are not suited for Control by DTMF. This is because the technology is meant for voice which can tolerate delays in the signal frequenmcies. DTMF may not work well on these lines. GSM is still the better alternative



 Posted: Tuesday Aug 17th, 2021 12:47 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
3rd Post
caravanboy
Member
 

Joined: Wednesday Mar 8th, 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 122
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Okay, so it sounds like all UK-based Comfort solutions will have to add a GSM module in the next few years if they don't have one already, before PSTN is switched off.

If you get chance, slychiu, could you also take a look at my latest queries on the GSM AC failures thread (http://www.comfortforums.com/forum48/4900.html)?



 Posted: Friday Mar 11th, 2022 09:06 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
4th Post
Krobar
Member
 

Joined: Saturday Oct 19th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 26
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

I have used a SIP line with my Comfort Alarm for over 5 years, it works well. I'm using a Cisco 2port SIP phone adapter, this means you configure the Cisco SIP adapter to login to your SIP account and plug a network cable into your router, you can then just plug normal phone devices like the Comfort alarm into the SIP adapter. You will need a very small UPS for the SIP adapter and your router to ensure it works during power loss. A SIP account with proper phone number is much cheaper than a normal landline.

Last edited on Friday Mar 11th, 2022 09:06 am by Krobar



 Posted: Friday Mar 11th, 2022 09:50 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
5th Post
caravanboy
Member
 

Joined: Wednesday Mar 8th, 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 122
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Thanks, krobar, that's very useful to know hat a SIP line might work.



 Current time is 02:07 am
Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2014 Data 1 Systems