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Why There’s No Reason to Offer POTS-Connected Alarm Systems

Relying on POTS lines can be a risky endeavor for security dealers and the end users they're entrusted to protect. It can affect alarm communications to the monitoring center.


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The 2G sunset, among other shifts with alarm communications pathways, make it incumbent upon security dealers and integrators to keep their clientele informed of these critical changes. By Robert M. Gerber · July 25, 2016

Relying on POTS lines can be a risky endeavor for security dealers and the end users they're entrusted to protect. It can affect alarm communications to the monitoring center. Peter Giacalone · March 24, 2016

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




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