Sonitrol Partners With Telular to Replace Analog Cellular Alarm Systems

Sept. 19, 2007
Telular cellular communicators keep Sonitrol customers current with digital technology

CHICAGO - Telular Corporation today announced that Sonitrol Corporation, one of the nations’ largest commercial security companies, has selected Telular to be a provider of digital cellular alarm products and services for analog to digital upgrades and new security installations. Using Telular’s patented technology, Telguard Digital provides primary and backup alarm communication solutions for residential-VoIP, small business, financial, commercial and fire system markets over the nationwide GSM digital cellular network. Telguard Digital solutions will help replace Sonitrol’s analog (AMPS) cellular alarm units to provide high levels of security monitoring.

"Telguard Digital provides a reliable and economical transition from analog to digital," said Gregg Groenemann, vice president of marketing for Sonitrol Corporation. “We selected Telular as one of our primary partners due to its’ proven technology, reliable and UL Listed products, and excellent service and support.”

“This partnership is the perfect opportunity for us to assist Sonitrol in their analog upgrades to Telguard Digital before the FCC Sunset Clause takes effect on February 18, 2008 as well as in supporting new installations,” said Mike Boyle, president and chief executive officer of Telular Corporation.

The impending Sunset Clause is an FCC mandate that enables cellular providers to turn off their analog networks without consequences on or after the date. Telular’s patented technology provides cellular alarm communication from the protected premise to its monitoring center when the telephone line or network has been disrupted, compromised, or if no wireline service is used.

“It is essential for any security system to maintain a reliable communication link that sends alarm signals to the monitoring station. With today’s changing technology and the phase out of AMPS, Telular’s cellular technology is the ideal solution,” added Boyle.