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The emergence of alternative alarm transmission methods and introduction of new primary communication paths are expanding systems’ functionality and features. Gain a solid foundation in the basics of…


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The emergence of alternative alarm transmission methods and introduction of new primary communication paths are expanding systems’ functionality and features. Gain a solid foundation in the basics of available options to make wise choices for customers’ safety and your business. SSI Staff · November 03, 2014

ADT and consumer advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to delay deregulation of landline phone service in the state until after the FCC has finished experimental trials on the switch to Internet protocol-based networks. SSI Staff · March 27, 2014

Steps you can take to prepare for the 2G sunset. By Kevin Lehan · January 31, 2013

As plain old telephone service (POTS) continues to fade into obsolescence, alarm dealers are increasingly choosing to send alarm signals via IP-based communications. By Mark Matlock · September 27, 2011

With the new millennium and the introduction of VoIP, phone signals have to deal with compression and latency issues that can cause life-safety critical alarm signals to not reach their intended monitoring location in a usable format ... October 12, 2010

Advances and changes in signal transmission technologies mean alarm monitoring providers must remain ever vigilant to stay current. An examination of FCC broadband and wireless communications initiatives spells out what security dealers and manufacturers need to know. August 31, 2010

Monitored alarm accounts using plain old telephone lines (POTS) accounted for nearly 90 percent of recurring monthly revenue (RMR) in North America in 2009, according to a new report from IMS Research ... July 20, 2010

On April 8, the FCC issued a public statement in the form of a document titled, FCC Announces Broadband Action Agenda, that in essence says whether anyone likes it or not we’re going to phase out plain old telephone service (POTS), also known as the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and in its place create an IP-switched national infrastructure. April 30, 2010

As the FCC signals the end of plain old telephone service (POTS), alarm industry insiders say they aren’t worried... April 20, 2010

This past December, the FCC began a legal process that if successful will lead to the demise of plain old telephone service (POTS). This has paradigm-shifting and potentially catastrophic implications for our industry. March 31, 2010


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