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OCT 2018

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36 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com October 2018 Electrical Security Datacom Telecom Residential 805.384.2777 www.platinumtools.com We Make Connections EZ! ª Cut Strip Terminate Test • Steel with polypropylene over-mold for easy cable slide • New Snap Lock Retainer firmly secures cables • Sizes 1" to 4" HPH16 (1") HPH32 (2") HPH48 (3") HPH64 (4") • Standard, 90 degree Angled, Batwing • cULus Listed • RoHS & TIA Compliant • Plenum Rated Cable Management for Modern Installs New! HPH J-Hooks High Performance Hybrid Request information: www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/10216200 The Top of the Mountain: 5G 5G represents the pinnacle of com- munications – promising to connect everything to a network that is 100- times faster than LTE and 10 times faster than the fastest home broadband service. Verizon describes 5G as the fih generation of wireless technology, calling it "one of the fastest, most robust technologies the world has ever seen… Autonomous cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, immersive education – they will all rely on 5G." Will the security industry rely on it as well? With a technology so new, it is truly something of imagination at this point. "e real advantage in 5G is the increased bandwidth – that is why it will be the path for bandwidth-heavy applications like self-driving cars," Mechler says. "Alarm applications use a relatively small amount of bandwidth, so from an alarm standpoint, it won't make much of a difference; however, where it will make a difference is the transmission of video – especially in regards to alarm verification, remote video monitoring and the ability to push video to hand-held devices." "On a high level, any technology that provides higher bandwidth and is more secure will be good for the industry – especially IoT and video," says Fredrik Nilsson, VP Americas for Axis Com- munications. "I think though that most security IoT devices will be connected to some kind of fiber or wired net- works, and that 5G will take quite some time to build out." Welsh says that LTE and newer 5G options based on LTE are designed to peacefully coexist, so there will not be a need to sunset an older one to make room for the new one. at said, he adds that 5G can open new markets for the entire industry. "e alarm indus- try doesn't need greater bandwidth, but it does benefit greatly by one specific improvement: building penetration," Welsh says. "New 5G standards are delivering deep building coverage far beyond prior cellular generations." While the 5G future seems to be a long climb up the mountain in 2018, the industry should always be pre- pared and informed. "ere will always be something better on the horizon," Welsh says. "e important habit that a security dealer needs to adopt is to partner with companies that under- stand the technology on the horizon and make sure that everyday business is not disrupted by it." ■ With cellular evolution, the alarm industry has far greater opportunity to create new RMR, new consumption adoption and new needs-based vitality for our services." Jorge Hevia, Napco Security Technologies Technicians install a Verizon 5G node in Indianapolis. Cover Story Photo: Verizon

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