Telguard expanded its portfolio with the first universal LTE communicator for the AT&T network. The new TG-1 Express LTE-A also delivers upload/download capabilities when installed with the GE/Interlogix Concord and Concord Express panels enabling remote panel management and configuration.

The product supports virtually all alarm formats using dial capture for universal panel compatibility, the company reported in a press release. In addition, the TG-1 Express LTE-A falls back to the 3G/4G network in the event that the LTE network is not available, for extended network coverage.

The communicator also supports the HomeControl Flex interactive solution. HomeControl Flex allows homeowners to remotely arm and disarm their system, and the ability to view cameras. Furthermore, HomeControl Flex allows end users to integrate hundreds of smart home products such as the Amazon Echo, SkyBell HD and Web services, with their security system using the free Internet of Things (IoT) services of IFTTT.

Small enough to fit in an installer’s back pocket, the TG-1 Express LTE-A 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 for instances when the communicator needs to be installed remotely. The single line interface cable (SLIC) allows the power and telephony connection to be sent over a single CAT5 cable, similar to how computer networks use PoE. With the SLIC option installers can remotely mount the TG-1 Express LTE-A without being limited by the availability of power or the expense of an RF cable run.