Are Your Alarm Panels Still on Phone Lines?

Most fire alarm monitoring panels have two, passive communication channels and have long used phone lines for one of those channels. Traditionally, a fire monitoring panel’s two communication channels would be supplied by one, a 3G GSM cellular network provided by a Cellular Carrier and two, a Public Switched Telephone Network (PTSN). However, NFPA and UL permit one of those communication channels to be via Internet Protocol (IP) over a wired or wireless network.

Secure Utility offers secure remote connectivity using IP over a wireless, secure private network fortified by a bank-grade firewall. Secure Utility replaces the telephone lines, reducing operating costs by up to 80%, while meeting all fire codes, building codes, and in compliance with NFPA and UL Standards.

The only equipment needed is a Secure Utility Interoperable Black Box (IBB) with a militarized SIM card (M-SIM®). The IBB is installed adjacent to your fire alarm monitoring panel and would be your demarcation point to the 4G LTE mobile network.

You can also expand the service. Secure Utility provides secure remote connectivity for building operating technologies, video, access control, elevator entrapment phones, and more. This solution removes these systems from Public Internet for a plug-n-play, cybersecurity solution for building operations, life-safety systems, and security.

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