Honeywell crosses the million mark for GSM
Honeywell announced it has crossed the one million subscriber threshold for GSM alarm radios used to transmit signals to central monitoring stations.
According to Honeywell, the rise of GSM as a reliable alarm-communications path has opened the door to services that have made home and business security a bigger and more-visible part of daily routines.
“GSM technology was originally introduced as an alternative to standard, analog phone lines that were rapidly starting to be phased out of our homes and unreliable VoIP systems, but now it’s far more than an alternative – it’s easily a preferred choice,” said Gordon Hope, general manager of Honeywell’s AlarmNet communications network. “GSM networks are continuing to evolve, as we’re seeing with the advent of 3G and 4G radios, which means home and business owners will best be served using radios capable of handling a variety of network speeds. That has been one of the primary drivers of Honeywell’s product roadmap.”