Cell phone network upgrades are common for many mobile users. As time goes on, network technology improves and it becomes necessary to upgrade to the next available option. From 2G, 3G, and most recently 4G LTE, wireless connection continues to get faster and more reliable. This is also true for security systems.
AT&T announced their intention to sunset their 2G network communication back in 2012. The company recently set a deadline of January 1, 2017 to complete their transition away from 2G. Since this announcement, we’ve noticed that many areas have already gone through the transition, updating cell phone towers and completing this transition, which renders the 2G networks obsolete. In addition to AT&T, other data carriers have also started to sunset their 2G networks. It is imperative for you, as a home or business owner, to stay ahead of the game and consider your upgrade options now.
From 2G, 3G, and most recently 4G LTE, wireless connection continues to get faster and more reliable. This is also true for security systems.
The best solution is to upgrade your alarm system to a new GSM Communicator, which offers a reliable form of communication between your system and our UL Listed Monitoring Center. One of the greatest benefits to using radio communication over wireless Internet communication is the timeless reliability of this system. Future network sunsets will not affect your mesh radio system. You will have peace of mind knowing that your business is protected by reliable communication, and can also be assured that you will not have to worry about future telecommunications company network upgrades or changes impacting your alarm system.
We encourage our customers to make informed decisions about their alarm systems well in advance. If your system operates on a 2G network, start thinking about your options. We welcome you to call our offices to discuss those options with our sales team. At Invision Security, we are committed to finding the right system for your property, your safety, and within your budget.