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AT&T 2G Sunset is Here

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The day is finally here for the 2G Sunset – the date where 2G technology will be rendered obsolete. In August 2012, AT&T announced that the shutdown of its second-generation (2G) wireless network will be complete by the end of 2016 and that on January 1, 2017, the 2G wireless network will cease to exist. APS has been proactively sending letters and making phone calls to ensure all our affected customers are updated. Most customers have converted to 4G and will not experience any alarm communication issues.

So how does this affect your alarm system?

All wireless alarm systems communicate via cellular networks. Many wireless alarm systems were installed with a 2G compatible GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) device that can only communicate via the 2G wireless network. Therefore, when the network ceases to exist on January 1, 2017, these alarm systems will no longer be able to communicate alarm signals. 

What will happen to my alarm system if I did not upgrade before January 1st, 2017?

This depends on what type of alarm system you have. The most common thing you will experience is your keypad beeping and the screen will show “FC” or “COMM FAIL.”  While your system is in communication failure it will not send a signal to our in-house monitoring station. If you have not yet updated your system, please contact us immediately. Your protection is too important to wait.

APS is 100% committed to keeping you safe. Contact APS online or by calling 504-455-5277 or Toll Free: 1-866-855-0277. 

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3 Benefits of a Security System

home security system Don’t let the cost of installing a new security system in your home deter you; the benefits far outweigh the cost. Installing a security system in your home is an investment in your property and in the well-being of your family. Here are just a few of the benefits of installing a security system in your home.  

Family Protection

Rest easy knowing your family and possessions are secured 24/7. In the event of a break-in, fire, or medical emergency, help is just a matter of seconds away. With easy-to-read buttons, police and ambulance are at your fingertips, and the two-way voice system connects you to a real person during your emergency. Even if you are away from home, across town or across the globe, access to your home is just a click away. Not sure if you locked the door? Lock and unlock doors remotely from your wireless device. With today’s advanced systems, you can monitor your home and family from afar with live video streaming and instant alerts sent straight to your mobile device.  

Save on Insurance and Power

Did you know that you can save money on your homeowner’s insurance by having a monitored security system in your home? Some insurance companies have been known to discount insurance rates by up to 20%. You can also save on your home energy bills by changing the thermostat and turning off lights while you are away from home. Are you away from home most of the year? Adjust your home’s heating and air conditioning for extreme weather and seasonal changes right from your mobile device. With savings like that, your security system will practically pay for itself.  

Crime Deterrent

A home security system not only protects your home, but your neighborhood as well. Crime statistics show that neighborhoods with more alarm systems per block have lower crime rates. Thieves are actually deterred by the number of homes on your street with alarms systems. This is also a plus when it comes to the resale value on your home. A home with an advanced security system and video surveillance in a safe neighborhood is a huge selling point for potential buyers. These are just a few of the benefits that come with installing a security system in New Orleans. Consult your local experts at Alarm Protection Services today and have peace of mind the next time you leave home.
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