Think it Through

Wireless for alarm signaling is evolving past 2G, but what's next and what's right for dealers?

Dealers must realize they have options, and ensuring they pick the solution that gives them the best shot at long-term life is vital. Understanding all the issues is important in forming a balanced recommendation on how to move forward, and logic points to HSPA+ representing that best balanced option. Nobody can predict the future, but wouldn’t you sleep better at night erring on the side of caution than gambling that the carriers will migrate away from the 3G platform (HSPA and HSPA+) with the same level of access during its later days?

Gordon Hope is the general manager of Honeywell’s AlarmNet, Melville, N.Y. He is also immediate past chairman of the Security Industry Association, Silver Spring, Md.