IPVMU Certified | 02/07/18 11:08pm
ADC dealers got this notification:
The surprising part is not that alarm radios will be nonfunctional after the deadline, nor that a service call to each panel is needed for the swap.
To me, the shocking part is that CDMA is already being sunsetted! In my area, CDMA has only been available for about 15 years, although I'm sure it has been available in other markets for longer.
From a similar Verizon Canada announcement:
"[Verizon] has said that mobile users in general replace their phones every 2.5 years, so most of its CDMA 1X users ought to have VoLTE-capable phones by 2019."
The changeover may not create issue for phones, but alarm panels often go for much longer periods without changeovers. Decades even. Changing these cards requires an on-premise swap, meaning new radios, gas, and labor costs. Do dealers eat this?
The Verizon sunset seems to put ADC dealers in a bind, and other similar alarm companies in similar shape. Will this discontinuation lose dealers money?