Upcoming Intrusion Tests In 2017

As we progress into deeper intrusion testing and coverage, here's a preview of tests we have in the queue:

On the test bench you may recognize:

  • DMP XR150 & wireless modules
  • Interlogix NX-8E 
  • Bosch G-Series (B8512G)
  • 2Gig GC2
  • Napco Gemini
  • Bosch B-Series
  • Dragonfly (not shown)
  • Simplisafe Cameras (also not shown)

Plus we have services queued up:

  • Alarm.com
  • ADT Pulse

This is a continuation of the systems and devices we have already evaluated, including:

Member feedback plays a big role in the systems and products we test.  So what is missing, and what do you recommend we add to the schedule?

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Brian. Very good service.   I am particularly interested in the integration with other systems (Honeywell, Genetec, Software House, DSX, Continuum among others). Couple of other things include UL listings, modularity, cellular and IP communications.  

Also, a comparison chart would also be great. As a specifier, I don't have an allegiance to any one manufacturer and look more for the feature sets than cost (typically, i don't use that many in a single project). 

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Thanks Jim

modularity,

Just so this is understood, are you curious about how hardware expands with factory furnished accessory boards, or something else?

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Yes. You are exactly right.  Another issue is wireless. I would hope you would go deeper than just whether or not wireless sensors are included-- how are they supervised?  Low battery and communicating with the panel once every 24 hours is not supervision. Back in the day,  FCC limited you to one transmission; so if you left your door open during the day, you could not tell zone status. I want to believe that wireless has come a long way since then. 

Another issue is wireless. I would hope you would go deeper than just whether or not wireless sensors are included-- how are they supervised?  Low battery and communicating with the panel once every 24 hours is not supervision. Back in the day,  FCC limited you to one transmission; so if you left your door open during the day, you could not tell zone status back at the panel; or if the bad guy opened a door and for whatever reason,  the panel did not pick up the single transmission, the alarm was missed. I want to believe that wireless has come a long way since then. Battery life is also an issue.  

Finally, relay outputs, siren drivers, arm/disarm, light controls, IoT  and video integration,  and smartphone connectivity/use are a few other things that I am personally interested.  Lots of things to look into, no?

 

 

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 any plans on an intrusion course?

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Yes, an intrusion course is planned for this fall. We are working now on writing the book / curriculum for the course.

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