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Secure phone calls with DECT

Safe telephone calls with DECT

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is a radio standard for voice communications. With the push of a button you register a telephone with the base station to make calls without the bother of laying cables. And there are other advantages with DECT: excellent speech quality, high range and low susceptibility to interference. Certain security standards must be fulfilled nevertheless to prevent unauthorized parties from misusing your line.

Various factors noteworthy

The good news is that DECT telephones generally fulfill a very high security standard ex works, so that you do not have to take action. For registration simply press the appropriate button on the device and wait a moment – that's all. Every DECT telephone should also be equipped with an identification function. This means that the device has to identify itself to the base station every time it makes a call by supplying a specific randomized key.

AVM devices protected ex works

Devices from AVM are already equipped with these functions upon delivery. What is more, all FRITZ!Box models and FRITZ!Fon family members support active encryption. In this way the transmitted speech data are protected and cannot be read out elsewhere. You have the option of telling the FRITZ!Box to reject any non-encrypted calls.

Always a complete overview

If you would like to view more information, use the DECT Monitor. Open this feature in the FRITZ!Box user interface and see everything there is to know about the your cordless phone's connection to the FRITZ!Box. For instance, you can find out here whether your handset offers important encryption methods. With this you always have a complete overview and all your telephone calls are safe.

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