What Does DECT Mean?

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Last updated on December 31st, 2021 at 06:27 pm

DECT is an acronym that stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications.  This means that whichever device is “DECT Compatible”, uses a digital encryption code, rather than analogue radio signals to communicate between paired electronic devices, such as, a cordless phone and its base unit, providing greater clarity and security than the older, analogue-based radio communication devices.

DECT is an agreed standard published by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and is widely used in multiple applications.

DECT technology is commonly used for:

  • Cash Terminals
  • Traffic Lights
  • Door Openers
  • Cordless Phones
  • Wireless ISDN Access
  • Cordless EC Terminals
  • Cordless Headsets
  • Hospital monitoring equipment
  • Emergency services comms
  • Broadcasting at events (Artists microphones and earpieces often use DECT)

DECT Security

The DECT standard is by default, very secure it has 64 bit encryption stopping people from snooping on your communications & data. This is a very secure way to ensure nobody can eavesdrop into your calls or capture your data. In order to  bypass this security a “hacker” or malicious user would have to have equipment that can monitor digital radio transmissions, and then have software and hardware that can decrypt the information, something that with current technology is virtually impossible to “brute-force“.

More information

If you would like to learn more about DECT Technology, then the official page of the DECT Forum has lots of useful information and educational videos to explain the advantages of DECT Technology, go check them out.

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As ever, Wikipedia also have super technical details if you’re that way inclined you can find out more detailed information about by heading over to their DECT page here.