As the public telephone network transition to IP gathers pace (by June 2021 there will be 119 local exchanges where only IP can be ordered) customers need to start planning to change their alarm line and lift line equipment.

After years of asking for a replacement product Openreach have now announced unequivocally that there will not be a product to replace alarm and lift lines.

What Openreach are saying is that all manufactures have been made aware of this and that they should be redesigning their products accordingly.

As lift lines are a legal requirement for buildings with lifts to be open, and alarm lines are usually a requirement for insurance, we urge all customers with these to start the transition process as soon as possible.

As hopefully all readers know, NSL Telecoms tries very hard to deliver solution, unfortunately in this instance we are unable to help so please contact your equipment suppliers.