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 How will the 2G Cellular Sunset Affect my Security System?

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Some may be asking how will the 2G sunset affect my security system and why are they getting rid of it? What exactly is 2g technology? 2G stands for second generation wireless cellular technology. This mode of communication has been around for quite some time since 1991 actually and has been used in security systems for years. 2G was a huge innovation for its time it replaced the old 1G format which was analog signals. There was a huge difference between 1g and 2g in two different manors. The first being 1g analog signals were much slower as far as getting the information from one point to another. Second, the signals from 1g were not encrypted so data could be intercepted much easier. 2G signals marked the first digital cellular signals meaning information could be processed at a much higher rate of speed and the data it sends will be encrypted making it significantly more difficult for someone to steal the information.

It has been a long time since the release of the 2g cellular equipment and as we all now technology has become leaps and bounds better than it once was. Now that the 2g radios have seen their last day that means 3g/4g cellular towers are taking the top position. Some of the benefits of the cellular companies doing away with the 2g services as follows. 2G radios even though in their day were thought to be very fast, they have become outdated and 3g/4g towers will be able to get their information across much swifter. Which means the signals from your security system will send to our central alarm monitoring station even quicker! You can also sleep a bit easier knowing that the 3g/4g  encryption factor has added many more layers of encryption to make it much more difficult to steal the information. Lastly, once upgrading your security system to newer 3g/4g communicator you can feel confident that you are going to get longevity out because that technology will be around for quite some time.

The time is nearing that the 2g cellular services will be sun-setting “eliminated” by the major communication networks by Jan 2017. The process has already begun and many areas have already been affected. What this means to you is that if your security system communicates to the central monitoring station with a 2g cellular communicator/radio your service may end at any time between now and 2017. GEOARM strongly recommend for you to upgrade now to one of the 3g/4g cellular communicators that way you don’t see any interruption in services leaving you vulnerable.

If you are unsure if your security system has a 2g cellular alarm communicator contact GEOARM Security so we can provide you with an array of options that would suit you best. Contact us at 1-877-443-6276 option 3 for assistance.

 

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 ASG1000-1T5NAS Interactive Hub (For Telguard Home Control)

The NETGEAR ASG1000-1T4NAS Interactive Gateway for DSC Power series and Impassa is an innovative service gateway providing connectivity to security systems. Your Power Series or Impassa security system in conjunction with the ASG1000-1T4NAS gateway will allow you the flexibility of installing touch screens, and cameras without compromising functionality. The interactive hub also enables you to have easy access to many home automation features such as the control of lights, locks, and or thermostats that are z wave compatible while you are home or away. The modern and sleek design takes up less desk or shelf space than a traditional hub and easily exists with any decor. ThisASG1000-1T4NAS Gateway provides quick, easy, and complete connectivity with all certified devices including touch screens, cameras, security system and z-wave devices.

  • Ethernet gateway with broadband connection to router

  • Exclusively with Telguard Home Control Services

  • Broadband terminal for hardwired devices: C24-CAMANL

  • Provides private WiFi network for Interactive devices: C24-CAM54IR, C24-TOUCH

  • Integrated Z-wave support: Thermostats (TBZ48D), Lights, Door Locks

  • RS422 terminal to connect with DSC compatible communicators

  • Compatible with: DSC Power Series v4.6 with IT-230,3G2060R, TL2603GR or TL260R

  • IMPASSA SCW9057 v1.1 and3G2055, TL255, TL2553G or IT-235 (coming soon)

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 Yale Real Living Z-Wave Wireless Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt

Yale Real Living Z-Wave Wireless Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt

Yale Real Living Z-Wave Wireless Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt

Yale Real Living touchscreen and push button locks work with a variety of wireless home control or home security systems. Owners experience a new type of ‘real living’, the lock becomes the first point of contact for security and home control on any door the lock is installed. Experience ‘real living’ possibilities – Enter a user code to enable a welcome scene that disarms the security system, activates lights, and even adjust the thermostat. Know when family members or friends come and go and have the ability to remotely lock or unlock your doors. The lock ensures that your home is always secure. You’re in control with Yale Real Living! Not to mention this device comes in three beautiful colors bronze, brass, and nickel.


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 How does Alarm.com Alarm Monitoring Work?

How Alarm.com and GEOARM alarm monitoring services work?

How Alarm.com and GEOARM alarm monitoring services work.

Alarm.com alarm monitoring is defined by GEOARM Security, as a communication between your existing security system, any smart phone/device and our central station.

Your 2GIG or GE control panel is the “brains” of a network of detectors/sensors, which may include window or door sensors, motion detectors, and/or temperature, flood, and smoke detectors. When your system is armed and any of these detectors/sensors are triggered, an emergency signal is sent to the GEOARM Alarm.com compatible alarm monitoring station via the wireless cellular towers.

The initial signal sent by your Alarm.com compatible control panel will alert monitoring personnel at the GEOARM central station, who will call to notify you and confirm whether it’s a real emergency or a false alarm. If you don’t respond, then GEOARM will contact the proper agency (police, fire, or EMS) to dispatch emergency personnel to your address.

Critical information is sent by your Alarm.com home security system to the GEOARM alarm monitoring center, including account identification (to access your address and contact information) and the type of sensor that has been triggered. For example, a smoke detector event will cause the alarm monitoring service to contact the fire department, while the signal from a medical alert pendant will be routed to ambulance or paramedic services.


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 Tyco Security Products and Alarm.com announced their partnership with the DSC IMPASSA Wireless security system

Tyco Security Products and Alarm.com announced their partnership and the IMPASSA Series is the first solution to reach dealers. This system comes with the alarm.com 3g8055 AT&T Cellular Communicator which cannot be purchased separately to be used with older IMPASSA Systems. The alarm.com IMPASSA version 1.3 + wireless security system kit also comes with the onboard daughterboard which will enable the use of the alarm.com image sensors , and the z-wave module which will allow for the use of home automation devices. If you have an older version of the IMPASSA and are looking to use the alarm.com interactive services all you would have to do is swap the control panel with the alarm.com DSC IMPASSA wireless security panel. Note if you are also wanting to have the zwave and daughterboard you must purchase this system in the kit form because if you just purchase the panel by itself it will not come with either of those items. All of your door contacts, keypads, motion detectors, smoke detectors/ heat detectors will still work with the updated panel.

The two companies plan to integrate other select hybrid systems for global markets later in the year on systems such as the all new DSC Neo system.   The close engineering collaboration and partnership between Tyco Security Products and Alarm.com will ensure the full range of current and future Alarm.com services are supported providing a leading, future-proof platform to dealers globally.

This is a much-anticipated day for Tyco – they have another great partner on board which has the ability to perfectly complement the current and future product portfolio.  It is another step in the right direction, offering customers product choice and service excellence.  “We look forward to an innovative future with this partnership with Alarm.com,” states Tim Myers, Product Line Director – Intrusion, for Tyco Security Products.

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