Commercial Security

How the 2G Sunset Will Affect Your Alarm System

cartoon of an old 2G cell tower near a new 4G cell tower

What is the 2G Sunset? 2G refers to the 2nd generation of cellular communication networks that have been in use since 1991.¬† Since then, most cell phone networks have been upgraded to the much more powerful 3G and 4G technologies (4G is also referred to as LTE or VoLTE by some providers). ¬†Recently, AT&T and […]

Cameras: Choosing IP vs Analog

cartoon of a cat5 camera cable getting ready to box a bnc camera cable

So you’ve decided you want to buy a camera system for your home or business. Perhaps you need the cameras because you had a burglary you’re responding to or maybe you just want to deter an incident from ever happening. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’re an educated consumer before making a purchase. […]

VoIP is a Poor Choice for Alarm Systems

cartoon image of black cell tower with blue signal lines being emitted

Over the past decade and a half or so, major communications companies such as Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter have begun pushing internet-based phone service as part of their communications and cable options. This phone service is often part of a “bundle” that allows you to pay one rate for phone, internet, and cable access. […]