Long Term Evolution
With technology advancing as rapidly as it does, there’s always something new and exciting on the horizon. Think about it – in the last decade alone we’ve seen technological advancements exponentially more intricate than decades prior. It seems like there’s always something new being revealed, whether it’s the dawn of the age of tablets, the world’s welcoming of wearables, or new cellular technology that allows us to communicate with one another and access the internet much more quickly. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that 3G was being touted as the fastest mobile network connection, but as time passes, so too does technology, and we’re presented with something faster and more efficient. Enter Long Term Evolution (LTE), a 4G mobile communications standard. This upgrade is far more than just one extra ‘G’ though. LTE is allowing mobile and security customers to access faster networks to make their everyday lives better.
No Stranger to LTE
LTE has been around for some time in the mobile space. Originally launched for consumer use in 2010, it would become popularized and standardized in the following years as smartphones would include LTE accessibility. The improved speeds and reliability of the LTE connection have played a part in making mobile browsing the number one-way people browse the internet. According to Statista 52.3% of internet users browse the web on mobile devices in 2018.
Of course, in a space where people are upgrading their devices practically biannually (or in some cases, annually) the adoption of new technology spreads much more quickly than other spaces. Take the security industry for example. In most cases, a business owner or building manager isn’t going to overhaul their entire security system just because a new connection is available. Most people are of the mind that, ‘it works, so why would I change it?’ and we understand that. However, updating your existing security system to one that works with LTE communications will benefit you, and future proof your business going forward.
The Next Step in Security
It’s right there in the name, ‘Long-Term Evolution.’ It refers to a standard for smooth and efficient transition toward more advanced leading-edge technologies to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data networks. LTE is the next step in security industry, and early adopters of the technology will be on the cutting edge for years to come. LTE means that the communication between your alarm panel and monitoring station is faster, and more reliable, so you won’t have to worry about a missed connection should an incident occur at your building.
Prepare for the Future
Many carriers have already begun the process of shutting down their legacy 2G networks, and though you may already be set up with a device that operates on 3G, understand that it too will eventually become obsolete. Are we saying that LTE will be around forever? Of course not. Eventually something more advanced always comes along, but if you’re in need of an upgrade, or want your security system to stay on the forefront, now is the perfect time to think of a system that’s equipped with the fastest network connectivity. Upgrading now will ensure that you’re not left in the lurch when 3G connectivity does go away, plus you’ll enjoy scalable security solutions, and will instill confidence in your stakeholders knowing that you’ve prepared yourself with future-ready technology.
If you’re thinking about a possible LTE upgrade, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-866-670-1590 or using the contact form below. We’d love to be a part of helping you future proof your business.
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