2G GSM Dialler Network Shutdown

2G GSM Dialler Network Shutdown

UPDATE; We are now receiving regular reminders from Telstra that their 2G GSM Network is closing down on 1st December 2016.

What do you need to do? Be aware whether you have any equipment that is reliant on a sim card for communication and confirm if it is a 2G network device. Many machines requiring GSM communication such as Alarm Systems, Gate Controllers and similar all used the 2G network. Unfortunately many manufacturers continued to deploy equipment on this technology even to this day, so it is best to check, and check now. Particularly if you are reliant on the equipment to perform daily functions or security.

Below is the rest of the post FRANKsecure released in November last year;

Many alarm systems rely on a GSM dialler to provide communications to their monitoring station. Up to now this service provided by either Telstra or Optus was running on the 2G mobile network.

The 2G network will cease operation in December 2016 for Telstra and January 2017 for Optus.

Now is the time to start planning your upgrade of your dialler to a 3G/4G unit.

Owners of a Permaconn unit can purchase an upgrade kit for approx $93.50 + installation, other branded units usually require a complete replacement.

For a few more dollars you may wish to consider a complete upgrade of your communicator to the Permaconn 45; contact FRANKsecure to discuss and determine your best option.

PM 45

The Permaconn solution provides a constant secure link between the supervised premises and the Central Station.

The PM45 and PM45-3G is a versatile alarm communicator that reports on 3G, GPRS and IP to the Central Station.

This unit can interface with a range of alarm panels using Contact ID. Primary alarm path is IP, followed by 3G/GPRS in the event of a wired ethernet failure. If no IP connection exists the communicators will report on GPRS or 3G only.