Alarm Relay Announces The Implications in 2G Sunset - A Major Shift in the Global Communication Industry and Cellular Alarm Monitoring Services

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Alarm Relay, Inc. releases information about the 2G Sunset and how it will affect cellular alarm monitoring. This is a major shift in the global communication industry.

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In an effort to keep their clients updated of home alarm monitoring technology, Alarm Relay, Inc. has posted a blog about the ongoing 2G Sunset.

2G is short for second generation wireless cellular technology. Beginning in 1991, mobile consumers around the world had the option to switch to a new digital format that allowed them to send and receive data quicker than ever. Additionally, the new 2G technology provided the ability to secure sensitive information over encryption. Over time, 2G became standard and analog technology was slowly replaced.

Now, 2G is slowly being phased out in favor of 3G and 4G technologies. With 3G/4G technologies allowing faster communication of larger amounts of data it is estimated that the 2G Sunset will be complete by 2016. This transition is not only affecting mobile devices but alarm monitoring and many wireless home security systems, which communicate through cellular technology, which communicate through cellular alarm modules. Alarm Relay has taken an aggressive approach to transitioning their customers, informing existing and potential clients of the 2G Sunset, to avoid any potential service disruptions.

Alarm Relay highlights why you should upgrade your 2G cellular module now:

1.     When 2G becomes obsolete in 2016, upgraded 3G/4G systems will not experience any outages or service disruptions related to the 2G Sunset.
2.     3G/4G technology is not only supported and recommended by Alarm Relay, but is expected to be supported in the alarm industry for at least another decade.
3.     The increased speed of 3G/4G technology will ensure that alarm signals transmit data to the Central Station as quickly as possible.
4.     Advanced data encryption replaces the less secure encryption of 2G technology. This helps ensure the alarm monitoring system data is protected from interception by an unauthorized person.

Whether cellular notification is activated for primary or secondary communication with Alarm Relay, updating from 2G will be imperative for customers to avoid service interruption. Alarm Relay is offering assistance to clients being affected by the ongoing shift in the communication industry.

About Alarm Relay
Since 1972, Alarm Relay has been providing customers with fast, accurate and responsive monitoring service every hour of every day. For the past 10 years, Alarm Relay has been a UL Listed Central Station and currently holds an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. Alarm Relay's technicians are the best in the industry and provide critical support to dispatchers and customers nationwide.

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(800) 624-6866

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Camber Scanlon, Alarm Relay, Inc.
(619) 442-9595 x142

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