Wireless alarm monitoring through cellular networks is a smart choice for home and small business alarm systems. Although landlines used to be the industry standard, cellular monitoring has a number of benefits to protect your house in an emergency. Unlike phone lines, cellular networks will not be interrupted if your phone line goes down, gets cut, or goes out of service.
Cellular network speeds and capabilities have continued to improve over the past decade, but with increased performance comes the sunset of old services. AT&T announced plans to sunset its 2G network by January 1, 2017. Just as any old cell phones, wireless alarm systems utilizing 2G technology will need to be replaced by the end of 2016.
Has your alarm system been properly updated with 3G or 4G cellular backup technology? We recommend utilizing a 4G system for the maximum in-service life. 4G cellular technology is three times faster than 3G and is aligned with AT&T’s own growth plans.
Don’t wait until the last minute! Call NT Security today to ensure your home or small business is properly protected with a 4G alarm communicator. If you are not sure which technology your current system is using, we will be glad to analyze your current setup to make sure the sunset won’t leave you in the dark!