We’re another month closer to Verizon and AT&T’s planned sunset of the 3G cellular network in 2022.
The idea is that if the cell companies shut down the older 3G network, they can free up resources for more advanced networks, like LTE and 5G. The issue facing consumers is that many alarm systems use the 3G network to send signals to our Central Monitoring Station.
If your alarm system uses cellular communication, there’s a good chance you’re using the 3G network and will need to upgrade before the shut-off date in 2022.
While 3G was once the state-of-the-art network has been replaced by newer network protocols known as 4G LTE, which stands for Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution. 4G LTE is more robust, offering greater speeds, larger data limits, and more reliability. As consumers, we’ve seen the changes in cellular network technologies when we upgraded from BlackBerries to the original iPhone to today’s ultra-fast iPhone and Android models.
So how do we update your existing alarm system to use the latest technology? Our technicians are visiting thousands of customers one by one and swapping the cellular radio module inside the alarm panel. It’s a simple job, but also one that’s critically important. All alarm systems that don’t get upgraded to 4G LTE by 2022 will be DOA.
Advanced Security Systems is taking a proactive approach to ensuring our customers aren’t impacted by the 3G sunset. Our alarm technicians will automatically complete your LTE upgrade if we are at your property to perform repair or maintenance service. We’ve also begun contacting all of our customers who will need their systems upgraded. If you haven’t heard from us, feel free to call our office, and we’ll check to see if you need the upgrade.
If you want to learn more about the sunset and your upgrade options, please contact us today! Toll-free 877-443-6366 or visit us online at www.advancedsecurity.us/3G.
*Upgrade special is based on your system’s age and capabilities. Please note that some systems cannot be upgraded and will need to be replaced.