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We have now added the Honeywell 7847i IP Communicator to our site!! This IP communicator will work for anyone who wants central station monitoring and has a broadband internet connection.
This piece of equipment is very handy if you want central station monitoring service but you don’t have a land-line phone line and/or a GSM cellular communicator will not receive good enough signal in the location that you’re putting it in.
You can also, through Alarmnet service, use this for download programming and Total Connect monitoring add-on service. Total Connect will allow you to remotely/access and control your alarm system and receive notifications of alarm events all through the use of the 7847i.
You can use this as your primary reporting option or as a backup to your phone line. A lot of people are foregoing land-line telephones for VOIP and the Honeywell 7847i IP Communicator makes having monitoring without land-line service an option.
This unit uses 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard or optional 1,024 bit encryption with two-way authentication making reporting through the internet a safe alternative and you never have to worry about your information being compromised. The 7847i also has dial capture features which allows a non-ECP enabled alarm panel to transfer information from it’s phone-line terminals to the IP device and then they are routed to your central station.
The 7847i is also tamper resistant because of the tamper switch under the cover. If someone gets the bright idea to open the 7847i to try and disable it; a tamper signal is automatically sent if you have monitoring.
All-in-all this is a great choice for an alternative to land-line monitoring. You can check out the specifications of the 7847i HERE
The WiFi IP BAT Broadband Alarm Transmitter Communicator is the latest release from IPDatatel. This works just like their regular IPBAT but instead of connecting the panel to a router via ethernet cable; this version is a two piece unit. One piece wires into your control panel and then you take the wireless gateway and attach it to your router. This will give the module the ability to communicate back and forth without a long run of ethernet cable.
It gives you all of the functionality of the original IP BAT and none of the hassle of running ethernet cable through the house.
You still get the ability to go online and sign in, through any web browser, and set up your contact list, review your systems event log, and access the system through the virtual keypad.
The contact list you set up can be contacted by automated phone call, email, or text message and whichever method you choose for notifications; you will see or hear exactly what is being triggered.
The virtual keypad that you get can be used for anything that you can do on the real keypad such as programming, bypassing zones, arming, disarming, adding user codes, deleting user codes, etc. It even resembles the keypad that is on your system.
You can also download an app for your iPhone or Android that works as a simple numeric keypad that you can use as a key fob to arm and disarm your system. Say that you get down the street and remembered that you forgot to arm your system. Well, before the WiFi-IPBAT you had to drive all the way back home and arm it. Not anymore. With the app for your smart phone, all you have to do is pull out your phone, go to the app, and arm your system.
This is a really great product and we have quite a few people using it now. We can’t wait to see more developments from IPDatatel in the future because being such a young company; they have really come out with a great device for today’s technologically savvy alarm system owner.
The Optex RCTD20U Wireless 2000 Entry Alert Kit is great for those that would like to know who’s outside their house before they even reach the house. This transmitter and receiver set will do that for you!!
The Optex RCTD20U Wireless 2000 Entry Alert Kit has a RC-20 receiver unit and one TD-20U transmitter. The Rc-20 can pick up signals from up to three TD-20Us. This means that if you have a horseshoe style driveway; you can cover both entrances to your home.
The transmitters can be set to shoot a single beam or you can have it shoot out a fan pattern. You can create a barrier or catch anything in a radius of the fan pattern. It also has selectable chime tones.
This unit, the RC-20, can also trigger lights, sirens, etc. via a relay. This means that you can wire this into a zone on your alarm system.
All-in-all this is a very handy piece of equipment to have to keep you informed about traffic coming onto your property.
The ELK 150RT is an excellent choice for anyone who wants an outdoor rated siren for the alarm system. It is a siren that is encased in a stainless steel cabinet. It features two reed switches that act as tamper switches. When someone tries to remove the siren so that they may stop the 118db scream of this little beauty it sets off a fault in the system it’s wired to so that if the panel is programmed to call out to you or a central station; this will definitely let you or the central know that someone’s up to no good.
It also has a combo trigger which allows the siren to have two different sounds for fire and burglary from a single alarm output.
You can also purchase the ELK-45 Self-Contained Siren which is the self-contained siren that doesn’t have the stainless enclosure. You can also add the ELK-SL1 12V Strobe Light to the enclosure.
A very nice addition to any wired alarm system.
Have you ever wanted all the features of a central station monitoring service but wanted to do it on your own without paying the exorbitant fees associated with such a service? Then the IP BAT is for you!
The IP BAT Broadband Alarm Communicator by IPDatatel is the latest in self-monitoring technology. The module is a little bigger than a credit card and packs all the power of a central station service. There is a small monthly fee for using it, most of the time it’s under $10, but you get a lot of very cool features for that small monthly fee. Some of those features include a internet based interface that has a built in virtual keypad, the ability to set up a contact list, remote event log checking, set custom user names to user codes, and the ability to have messages sent to anyone on your contact list by either a phone call, text message, email, or all three at once. The other great thing about this module is that if you decide to have central station monitoring, you can and you will most likely only get charged for land line monitoring because the server makes the call as if it were from a land line phone.
The installation of the BAT is very simple. I connected it to the keybus terminals on a Vista 20P and then ran an Ethernet cable to my router. I then entered into programming in the alarm panel and input changes in the five sections that it told me to change. This is all it took, besides having it activated, to get the BAT up and running.
These units are compatible with Honeywell and DSC wired systems, but IPDatatel is coming out very soon with updated units that will work with some wireless systems also. You can check out what systems the IP BAT is compatible with HERE!
This is the neatest add on to an alarm system that I have seen in a long time. Thanks to IPDatatel for making something that takes self-monitoring to a whole new level.