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The communication marketplace has changed. Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) was commonly used to transmit alarm signals. POTS lines are being gradually phased out with the emergence of digital and cellular technology. The use of Internet Protocol (IP), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and Global System for Mobile (GSM) for alarm signal transmission has become necessary. AFA can help you update your existing fire alarm communication system or install one that uses the current technology.

AFA now offers a Dual-Technology Communication solutions that combines the use of the internet and digital radio networks for secure, reliable alarm transmissions. The system can be configured to use IP Only, Cellular Only or IP Primary/Cellular Backup providing built in multi-path redundancy. Using two communication technologies provides redundancy to ensure that a fire alarm signal is sent in the event one path is inoperable. The IP/GSM Alarm Communicator allows you the freedom to continue using your current fire alarm system or select the right system for your new installation. Code compliant testing of the IP and GSM connections add to the reliability of wireless or cellular alarm transmission, making this the dependable alternative.

Our experienced employees are knowledgeable about the leading manufacturer's alarm systems and transmissions technologies. AFA takes a thoughtful approach to your fire safety solutions. We take the time to understand your business and your property and are the right partner to provide you with the right technology, right approach and right solution to ensure your most valuable assets are protected. 

Benefits of IP/GSM Transmission

 

  • Eliminates POTS dedicated lines, saving money and paying for itself quickly
  • Multi-path redundancy in the system ensures reliability
  • Dual Technology transmission is the preferred alternative to POTS by most Fire Marshalls or Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ's) 
  • Usable by most existing fire alarm systems
  • Requires no change to the existing fire alarm panel configuration
  • No large investment required to get the system functional

 

Contact us to learn more about our IP/GSM Wireless Alarm Signal Transmission service.