The Honeywell GSMV4G is nearly identical to the original Honeywell GSMV cellular alarm communicator. However, while the GSMV works on the older 2G cellular network, the GSMV4G is compatible with the newest 4G cellular network. Prior to the release of the GSMV4G, the only 4G capable cellular alarm communicator from Honeywell was the GSMVLP5-4G which is only compatible with the Honeywell L5100 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. Now, you can use the GSMV4G or the GSMX4G if you have a VISTA Series alarm control panel and you want to upgrade to a cellular alarm communicator that will work on 4G cellular technology.
All AlarmNet cellular alarm communicators use SIM cards that utilize the AT&T cellular network. As cellular alarm communicators don’t have the same data and speed requirements that cell phones have, Honeywell manufactured all previous cellular alarm communicators to work on the older 2G cellular network. Unfortunately, as cell phones have gone from devices used to make calls and send text messages to advanced hand held computers that can stream video and send large amounts of data back and forth in seconds, the cellular carriers are doing everything they can to maximize their networks to keep up with the increased data demands. AT&T has found that the best solution to free up space on the advanced 3G and 4G networks is to cannibalize the older 2G network. In fact, they announced recently that December 31st, 2016 would mark the end of all 2G cellular communications. Even though cellular alarm communicators may never require the high speeds found on these newer networks, they will eventually be left behind as the cellular landscape changes. Fortunately, Honeywell always has an eye on the future and has released 4G capable cellular alarm communicators, like the GSMV4G, well in advance of the end of the 2G cellular network. You don’t need a 4G cellular communicator today, but by upgrading to one, you are making an investment for the future.
Cellular alarm communications are the most reliable way to send your alarm signals to a central station for monitoring. You don’t need a phone line or even an internet connection as the GSMV4G is a dedicated wireless link between your alarm control panel and Alarm Grid’s central station. By signing up for an AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring plan, all cellular data is included and you can sleep peacefully knowing that no matter when your alarm is triggered, the alarm signal will be received by a trained central station operator.
The Honeywell GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator is compatible with nearly all VISTA Series alarm control panels and can even be used with a Honeywell LYNX Plus wireless alarm control panel. The GSMV4G is also compatible with Honeywell AlarmNet's advanced Total Connect 2.0 interactive service so that you can remotely control your Honeywell security system from a computer or an iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ device. The Honeywell GSMV4G has all of the great features found in the original GSMV cellular alarm communicator but it also has the added advantage of being built to work well into the future even as the cellular networks evolve to meet today’s technological demands.