An Alarm Super-Panel?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 31, 2013

Combo alarm panels have become popular for small and medium installations. Now, DMP has announced a combo panel that adds in Access Control and Z-Wave, combining 4 systems. While DMP claims the platform is a major update over current offerings, how does it stack up against competitors? In this note, we examine the new XR550 family and look deeper.

Product Specifications

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