The coming demise of 2G networks and the POTS sunset are forcing installing security contractors to undertake the arduous task of upgrading clients to new alarm communications technology.
September 02, 2015
After Bright House Networks deployed a new phone platform, an alarm company owner says phones are not properly carrying tones his alarm systems use.
SSI Staff · September 01, 2015
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