By January, 2017, AT&T cellular systems will be upgraded from 2G data transmission technology to faster 3G and 4G transmission. Scarsdale Security alarm signals that have used 2G technology will have been upgraded to 3G or 4G to ensure steady, reliable transmission of signals from your security system to Scarsdale's central monitoring stations.
Why is AT&T shutting down the 2G wireless network?
In 2012, AT&T announced that it had scheduled the shutdown of its second-generation, or "2G," wireless network for the end of 2016. The shutdown has been happening throughout 2016. On January 1, 2017, AT&T's 2G wireless network technology will cease to exist.
AT&T is upgrading its technology to keep up with growing demand due to the increased use of smartphones and other mobile devices. The upgrade will greatly increase speed and capacity of devices on newer networks.
How does the 2G Sunset affect your alarm transmissions?
Wireless alarm systems communicate via cellular networks using 2G, 3G and 4G technology. Many wireless alarm systems were installed with 2G compatible devices. Therefore, when the 2G network ceases to exist on January 1, 2017, alarm systems using 2G will no longer be able to communicate alarm signals.
Scarsdale Security alarm transmission upgraded to latest technology
Scarsdale Security has been migrating away from older 2G technology to make sure you have no interruption in your service. If you are concerned or suspect your alarm signals have been impaired in any way, please call us immediately at 914-722-2200 so our technicians can verify that your alarm transmissions are operating at peak efficiency.