Telguard, a company specializing in security communications solutions, launched the CDMA version of its TG-1 Express cellular alarm communicator on the Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless network. This product is an extension of Telguard’s existing primary residential cellular communicator product line.
Designed with the needs of both the security dealer and the homeowner in mind, the new TG-1 Express CDMA is noted to be an ideal primary residential solution for areas where cellular coverage may be challenging.
"We have always supported our dealers with a robust portfolio of products and services to meet the growing needs of their customer base. With the 2G (GSM) Sunset closer than ever, we wanted to offer a CDMA alternative of our flagship product, giving dealers options when replacing soon-to-be obsolete GSM products," Shawn Welsh, vice president of Marketing and Business Development, Telular (News - Alert) said in a statement.
"Now, we are excited to offer the same feature-rich residential communicator in both HSPA and CDMA versions, for the same price," Welsh added.
The TG-1 Express CDMA version can sit comfortably in an installer's back pocket. It helps reduce cost and installation time in every cell and supports virtually all alarm formats using dial capture for universal panel compatibility. The communicator also supports the RMR-boosting Telguard Interactive remote control app which allows homeowners to remotely arm and disarms their system, receive notifications of any alarm status change, view arming and alerting history, and securely share access to their system.
The UL listed TG-1 Express CDMA uses the power and backup battery of the security panel eliminating the need for an available wall outlet. The unit also features a unique way to connect to the panel—when the communicator needs to be installed remotely. Moreover, the Single Line Interface Cable (SLIC) allows the power and telephony connection to be sent over a single CAT5 cable. This option now allows installers to remotely mount the TG-1 Express CDMA.
The company statement also clarified that similar to other Telguard cellular alarm communicators, the TG-1 Express CDMA is also eligible for Telguard's Upgrade Incentive Program. In addition, TG-1 Express CDMA activations can enjoy the volume price discounts offered to Telguard Advantage Program dealers. The TG-1 Express CDMA, model number TG-1VX, is currently made available through security distributors.