Moving from Analog to Digital Phone Services in 2025

In our fast-evolving tech world, the switchover from analogue to digital phone services led by BT promises to bring significant changes. This change will not only transform how we communicate but also affect safety and security in our homes and care facilities.

Key Information

In 2015, the BT Group announced its plan to shut down PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025, which have been the backbone of telecommunications for years, serving homes and businesses. This transition will impact around 16 million analogue phone lines, including many emergency call systems. A study by a leading telecom association found that 68% of care facilities and housing providers currently depend on analogue emergency call systems.

The Digital Transition in 2025

2025 is a big year for BT as they plan to phase out old analogue phone services, like the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). This move will replace outdated systems with digital phone services, offering better communication options. But it comes with challenges, especially for those relying on analogue systems for emergency calls.

The Importance of Assessing Your Analog Emergency Call Systems

For housing and care providers, it’s likely that their emergency call systems, like warden call and nurse call systems, currently run on analogue technology. With the digital switchover approaching, it’s crucial to evaluate and upgrade these systems. Failing to do so could risk the safety and well-being of residents, potentially disconnecting them from vital emergency services during crucial moments.

Public Opinion on the Transition:

A UK-wide survey revealed that 82% of respondents are aware of the 2025 digital switchover, and 75% are concerned about its impact on emergency services in housing and care facilities.89% of those surveyed believe that upgrading analogue emergency call systems to digital is essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of residents.

Why Orestone is Your Ideal Partner for the Digital Transition

In times of change, having a reliable partner is crucial. Orestone is an outstanding ally for several reasons: Expertise in Digital Solutions: Orestone specialises in advanced technology, including emergency call systems, fire detection, and security solutions. Our team’s knowledge of digital systems ensures a smooth transition, guaranteeing uninterrupted safety services.

Tailored Solutions: Orestone crafts custom solutions that cater to the unique needs of your facility, whether it’s warden call, nurse call, emergency evacuation systems, or other safety solutions.

Exceptional Customer Service: Orestone prioritises delivering excellent customer service and building lasting relationships with clients.

Adaptability: Orestone’s flexible approach allows them to select the best equipment and solutions for your project, ensuring you receive the most advanced options available.

Safety and Compliance: Orestone places safety and compliance above all else, meeting the highest quality and professional standards, ensuring the safety of residents and the public and adhering to regulatory requirements.

Prepare Today for a Safer Tomorrow

With the 2025 digital switchover approaching, it’s important to take proactive measures. Leaving the safety of your residents to chance is not an option. Take control of the future by examining and modernising your analogue emergency call systems with Orestone, your ultimate partner for a smooth transition. With Orestone by your side, you can be confident that your residents will continue to receive the highest safety and communication standards in this digital era.

Orestone – a safer, smarter future

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