The Importance of Your Updating Emergency Contact List With Your Central Station Provider

Published on May 22, 2020, by AFA Author

If an emergency occurs, your central station monitoring company uses a list of predesignated contacts called an “emergency contact list” to alert you. But what would happen if a fire alarm triggers at your business and the names on your list no longer works for your organization? Continue Reading

Why Choose 4G Technology Over 5G For Alarm Signals?

Published on April 20, 2020, by AFA Author

The end of 3G cellular service is coming soon. As a result, AFA Protective Systems has been encouraging all customers with cellular signal transmission communicating using 3G to upgrade their cellular communication technology. One question that our customers consistently ask is “Why must I upgrade from 3G to 4G/LTE. Why not go right to 5G?” Continue Reading

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Why Central Station Monitoring is So Important Today

Published on April 15, 2020, by AFA Author

In today’s world, central station monitoring is more important than ever. In almost every jurisdiction, fire alarm monitoring by a central station monitoring facility is required by local fire code. Furthermore, the expansion of building fire alarm and security systems makes central station monitoring a critical component for a property’s safety and security plan. Continue Reading

Be prepared for the 3G Sunset

Published on January 17, 2020, by AFA Author

Does your fire alarm communicator transmit signals via cellular technology? If yes, is it using 3G technology? If it is, it’s time to upgrade. Continue Reading

Are You Still Using POTS Lines for Monitoring?

Published on November 19, 2019, by AFA Author

POTS (Plain old telephone service) lines are becoming extinct. A lot of phone companies have stopped supporting POTS lines all together. The good news is that there are other ways for your alarm system to transmit signals to your central station Continue Reading