Be Prepared – The 3G/4G Sunset is Coming

Be Prepared – The 3G/4G Sunset is Coming

Do you have a fire alarm communicator? Does it use 3G or 4G technology? If the answer is yes or I’m not sure, it is important that you keep reading.

Carriers are replacing 3G and 4G cellular networks with LTE and 5G. To get a better understanding of why this is so important, you have to consider how the fire alarm communicators are programmed.

With cellular fire alarm communicators, the units are programmed for 3G/CDMA or the newer LTE/5G networks. If it is programmed for the older network, your fire alarm communication could be at risk.

For example, if a tower gets upgraded and the systems lose communication without the equipment being upgraded first, an emergency service call may be required to restore system communications on the upgraded platform.

Below, we have provided important dates for your reference on the planned sunset of the old technology.

It is imperative that an upgrade plan be in place in order to prevent any disruptions of service. Protegis Fire & Safety can assist with your upgrade plan and make your transition as smooth as possible. Call 844.430.6013 today.