NBFAA survey seeks industry input

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 12, 2006

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is surveying industry members' input on the potential effect of an upcoming change to a Federal Communications Commission requirement that cellular carriers provide Advanced Mobile Phone Systems service.
A sunset date of Feb. 18, 2008 was established for the requirement that cellular carriers provide AMPS service. This could have an impact on alarm customers that have analog cellular 800 MHz communicators installed in homes or businesses for relaying alarm signals, NBFAA said.
The information gathered from the survey will aid the FCC in determining whether the February 2008 sunset date should be extended.
The Alarm Industry Communications Committee and the NBFAA partnered with the U.S. Congress and other federal government officials to negotiate with the cellular companies to voluntarily extend AMPS.
The survey is available to NBFAA and non-members. To access the survey go to www.alarm.org and click on the "We want to hear from you" link.