Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Feb 07, 2017

Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types:

  • Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same device
  • Traditional 'canned' control panels

The advantages of 'canned' control panels typically include:

  • Room for accessories
  • Greater security
  • Ease of documentation
  • Longer battery life possible

By contrast, the advantages of integrated controllers generally are:

  • Faster to install
  • Neater wiring
  • More wireless options

Inside this post, we explain and contrast each of these points in detail.

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