It’s likely that the security panels installed to protect your sites use a 3G compatible communicator. If this is the case, the 3G sunset this will directly affect your alarm system.
What does a 3G Sunset mean for my security?
Your alarm system was installed with a 3G compatible GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) communicator, which was the newest technology available at that time.
Although the wireless carriers have published specific dates for the termination of 3G, this does not guarantee 3G services will be fully available until the date of the sunset. It is common practice for carriers to reduce coverage during these transition periods.
Why is the 3G network sunsetting?
In response to the need for increased speeds and greater bandwidth driven by today’s data-driven consumers, national cell carriers will soon begin migrating fully from 3G to 4G LTE & 5G mobile telecommunications across North America.
Shutting down the older network will drastically increase data capacity and speed on the newer networks.
What should I do?
This sunset will begin to render current technologies obsolete and create sweeping implications for many, if not most, currently installed security systems. It will be important to take action as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in service.