The problem isn’t that cellular networks are getting faster and more capable – this is a great thing for many applications. The problem is that in its wake is left debris of generational sunsetting.
Some carriers will complete the shutdown of 2G by the end of this year. This means one of two things for consumers: either your alarm panel is nothing but an ornament on the wall, or you’ll be paying to replace it with another panel running on another technology that will also one day become obsolete.
Sure, some opportunistic companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to return and upsell services, but consumers ultimately get caught in the unfortunate middle (just what every homeowner loves).
It’s no surprise that this disruption in service is leading to a disruption in subscribers. Reports show that consumers are fleeing from traditional security systems in favor of less expensive systems that don’t rely on to-be-sunsetted cellular technologies.
It’s simple when it comes to home security, people want long-term, affordable systems that simply work.