submission by Steve Nutt – “NuttSoft Ltd has introduced a device called DigiNet that connects to any alarm system and sends its alarm signals over IP. It can send to conventional monitoring centres if they choose to support it, however, it has been developed to work with the virtual monitoring Centre in the UK.
DigiNet is a stand-alone PCB that can be interfaced to any safety and security / Fire/ CCTV / medical system to facilitate the transmission of alarm signals over the Internet to the virtual monitoring automated monitoring service. It utilises a conventional ADSL or other always-on connection.
At the monitored site, it interfaces to conventional alarm panel communicator outputs through its 16 inputs, removing the requirement for an onboard modem in the alarm panel and the worry of incompatible protocols. It has 16 outputs allowing the monitoring centre or end user to remotely control other devices. The outgoing alarm messages and incoming control commands are handled by the virtual monitoring service and contacts are notified accordingly.
A watchdog mode is available, which allows DigiNet to monitor network connections and operate local outputs when failure is detected. This can be used to set off backup signalling devices through PSTN, radio or GSM. special interface software is included to configure DigiNet through a PC’s serial port. Network settings can be set manually or automatically obtained from a DHCP server (usually an ADSL router).
16 inputs for interfacing with communicator outputs or relays from conventional alarm panels
16 outputs for controlling local devices
Telephone connection not required (no call costs)
Uses existing ADSL router or cable modem hardware
Notifies virtual monitoring in reaction to alarms
Communicates with backup server if main server fails
Secondary alarm signalling devices can be triggered if Internet connection fails
Faster reaction than conventional monitoring
24/7/365 access to data
Pay as you go
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