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Thank You !!!! The 2016 LLS Walk was a great success.


2015 light the night

The 2016 LLS Light the Night Walk at Siena College on Saturday October 15 was a huge success!  The Night Crawlers took first place raising over $28,000.00 for blood cancer research.  The food, music and children’s corner make it a fun filled evening.  The weather even cooperated to make the walk even better. 

Thanks to all our family, friends and customers for their generosity.  The hope remains alive for a cure for all types of blood cancers.



2015 LLS Light the Night Campaign - THANK YOU!!!


International Built-In Systems (IBS) joined Team Night Crawlers and participated in the 2015 LLS Light the Night Campaign at Siena College.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.  Together with our customers, friends and family we raised over $30,000.00.  Thank You to everyone who donated and walked for this cause.  Hopefully we moved a step closer to a cure. 



International Built-In Systems and Honeywell Security Systems Technology


Tc2tracking International Built-In Systems has been authorized dealers for Honeywell Security Systems since the late 70's.  We have grown with Honeywell over the years and are excited about the latest advancements in Total Connect 2.0 Remote Security Services.  These advancements include Video Support, Automation and GPS tracking.  That's right... GPS Tracking is now affordable to homeowners as well as business owners.  Honeywell has released a product that connects to your automobile's computer system.  The device can track where the vehicle is located as well as other crucial vehicle data.  This can be used to ensure piece of mind while your children are borrowing the family vehicle or a service company that needs to know where the techs are to efficiently run a business.   


Visit the Link below to see more on how International Built-In Systems can provide you with the latest technology for Home and business Security Systems.

https://security.honeywell.com/news/press_releases/Honeywell-Total-Connect-Remote-Services-Enhanced-with-Addition-of-GPS-Vehicle-and-Asset-Tracking.html



Alert! Please read this if you have a Cellular Communicator for your security or fire alarm system!


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***2G Sunset Clause Info***


Be prepared, know your options – This may affect your existing security system
SEC, AT&T Inc. formally announced its plan to sunset 2G technology by the end of 2016. It’s important for the security industry according to an alarm communications technology expert because most cellular alarm system communicators use AT&T’s network to reach their monitoring stations.


Here’s what AT&T stated in their Aug. 3, 2012, 10-Q filings: "As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our network performance and help address the need for additional spectrum capacity, we intend to redeploy spectrum currently used for basic 2G services to support more advanced mobile Internet services on our 3G and 4G networks. We will manage this process consistent with previous network upgrades and will transition customers on a market-by-market basis from our Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks (referred to as 2G networks) to our more advanced 3G and 4G networks. We expect to fully discontinue service on our 2G networks by approximately January 1, 2017.”
The majority of alarm communicators uses AT&T’s 2G network, and says there are probably around 3 million of the 2G cellular alarm communicators installed in the United States. That’s complicated by the fact that 2G communicators are still the normal product installed.


References
Security Info Watch. “AT@T Make It Official: 2G Services Will End” August 6, 2012 “http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/10756141/att-makes-it-official-2g-service-will-end


     If you are an existing security customer of International Built-In Systems with a CSID number in the 1000’s, 4000’s, or 7000’s, it is important you contact our office @ 518-459-3993 or e-mail us at info@ibsalbany.com to learn more.
Please have your 4-digit CSID (Central Station Identification) # available when you call, and ask our representative about the benefits of upgrading today to prepare for 2016.
Honeywell has recently released new communicators that communicate on the 3G/4G AT@T network that we are now installing.


Safety Handbooks


First Alert Professional, a division of Honeywell Security, has issued life safety handbooks, now available to all our customers.


These handbooks include:

  • Personal Safety Tips
  • Home Invasion Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • and much, much more


It’s worth the time to read through these short handbooks to learn how to better protect your family and/or business. Ask our Representatives for a digital copy.




Upgrade available for FA-168CPS main security control panel


We are happy to let our existing security customer base know that if they own a FA-168CPS main security control panel installed in their home, Honeywell has released an upgrade chip to take advantage of Total Connect 2.0 Remote Services. Please call our office @ 518-459-3993 to learn more.