Press Release Summary:
- DualComNF is designed to automatically disrupt voltage on the second tip and ring that triggers host panel to annunciate the trouble
- DualComWZ features built-in primary Wi-Fi communication, secondary cellular communication, Z-Wave integration and one set of tip and ring terminals
- Built-in LTE cellular backup provides a fully supervised alarm communication path over AT&T’s or Verizon’s LTE Networks
Original Press Release:
New DualCom™ Series with Cellular Backup Adds Efficiency, Reliability and Ease in Upgrading Non-DMP Panels
Springfield, MO — April 4, 2019 When you need to upgrade Honeywell VISTA® panels, now there’s a dual alarm communicator that can make it easy for you. DMP’s new DualCom Dual Alarm Communicator can be connected to a Vista series ECP bus, and with Remote Link™ Version 1.92 you can program the Honeywell panel remotely using the Compass® downloading software.
DualCom Series alarm communicators are designed with integrated primary and secondary communication in a single design. By using the network connectivity as the primary communication path, the system will receive the fast speeds of the IP connection whenever possible, explains Aaron McGhee, control panel product manager for DMP. However, he adds, “If the primary IP path drops out for any reason, the secondary cellular path picks up communication almost instantly.”
The new DualCom Series includes both fire and non-fire options. Each module has built-in LTE cellular backup that provides a fully supervised alarm communication path over AT&T’s or Verizon’s LTE Networks. The new DualCom Series includes both fire and nonfire options. As with earlier-generation products, the LTE communicators are designed to work with digital cellular service from SecureCom Wireless™ — enabling dealers to get systems up and running quickly.
DualCom Commercial Fire Modules For commercial fire or residential fire installations, the DualComNF features primary network communication, secondary cellular communication, and two sets of tip and ring terminals. It meets the NFPA 72 standard for single communications technology. For instance, if a customer’s router fails, and the DualComNF stops communicating, it’s designed to automatically disrupt voltage on the second tip and ring — that triggers the host panel to annunciate the trouble. “For fire panels, it’s a simpler way of ensuring local annunciation,” McGhee adds. “And, it’s a much cleaner and faster installation process.”
DualCom Non-Fire Modules For non-fire residential installations, DualComWZ standard modules feature built-in primary Wi-Fi communication, secondary cellular communication, Z-Wave integration, and one set of tip and ring terminals.
Virtual Keypad App Connections When a customer opens their VirtualKeypad™ app and wishes to connect back to their alarm panel, that action uses EASYconnect™. Now the app has two possible connection types. “If EASYconnect fails for any reason, the switch to cellular happens seamlessly, and the user wouldn’t even notice.”
The new DualCom Series models are:
- DualComWZ-LV Alarm Communicator with Wi-Fi Network Primary and Cellular Backup (Verizon)
- DualComNF-LV Fire Alarm Communicator with Hardwired Network Primary and Cellular Backup (Verizon)
- DualComWZ-LA Alarm Communicator with Wi-Fi Network Primary and Cellular Backup (AT&T)
- DualComNF-LA Fire Alarm Communicator with Hardwired Network Primary and Cellular Backup (AT&T)
About DMP: DMP is a privately held, independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products designed, engineered, and manufactured in Springfield, Mo., using U.S. and global components. DMP is the recognized leader in alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Mark Hillenburg at MHillenburg@DMP.com or visit DMP.com.