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What the 3G Sunset Means for Your Alarm Security



What is the 3G Sunset?

The 3G and 4G networks sunsetting have been a topic that’s been buzzing around in the cellular and security industry for a while now. By the end of 2022, these networks will no longer be in operation as the cellular carriers have already begun taking down the associated towers to make room for the more efficient LTE and 5G networks. This change by the cell carriers will affect all technologies that are dependent on the outdated networks. All 3G & 4G networks with AT&T will be removed and offline by 2/01/22 and all 3G/4G networks with Verizon will be removed and offline by 12/21/2022, but keep in mind that their respective published 3G/4G service termination dates can change at each cellular carriers discretion.


What does this mean for me?

3G/4G network technology has served as the communications backbone for most fire and burglary alarm systems relying on 3G/4G communicators. Security integrators across the country, including Sentry Alarm, provide and monitor alarm systems that rely on 3G/4G communicators. As the 3G/4G sunset progresses, the 3G/4G communicators will either become partially or completely faulty in their ability to communicate with their respective monitoring centers. This failure will mean that your business, facility, or home will be partially or completely unprotected with failing alarm systems. The only way to prevent this from occurring is to replace the existing 3G/4G cellular communicators with LTE/5G cellular communicators.

How Sentry Alarm can help you navigate the 3G Sunset

As a trusted fire and security solution provider for all of Northern California we’ve been monitoring the inevitable 3G/4G sunset happenings as they develop and you can trust that we have the expertise required to ensure that all of your business and residential fire and security needs are met so that you will not be affected by this evolution in technology. And although we have already started to reach out to you, our valued clients, to change out the effected cellar communicators earlier this year please do not hesitate to contact us today to learn more information about the 3G/4G sunset could affect your fire and security alarm systems so that we can make this transition as seamless as possible.


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