Intrusion Detection Keypad Guide

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 18, 2014, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Arming and disarming are the most fundamental tasks in intrusion systems. Keypads are the most common way to accomplish this, though the sheer number of styles and models available may be daunting for those new to the industry. Key switches and card readers further complicate the options.

In this guide we outline each of these types of arming/disarming systems, where they are typically used, and why:

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Keypads ************ ********

****** ****** **** *** ****** ** keypads, ** ** ***** ****** **** keypads *** ************ ******** *******, ****** many ********* ******* (*******, ******, ***.). Because **** **** * ******** *********** wiring ****** *** ************* ********, **** cannot ** **** ** ******* ************'* panel.

******* ** ****, ***** ***** ****** select ** ********* ********* ****** ***** on ****** *********, ***** ******* *** generally ******* ******* *************, ******** ****** features (***** ** *******, **** ********** control, ****** ******, ***.) *** ***** a ******* ***** *** ******** ****** for *** ********* ********* ****** **** another.

Keypad ********** *****

*** ******* ****** ** ****** ******* in *** ***** *** ********** ****, including ***** ******* ************ *** ****, as **** ** *** ********* **** style ** *** ***** ** *******. Note **** ***** *** ********** ****, and ********** ***** (**** *********** *** be *******, ** **** ******* *** be **** ** ***, *** *******).

Alphanumeric *******

************ ******* *** **** ****** ** commercial ********* *******, *** ******* ** a *****-**** ******* ***** ***** ******* system *** **** ****** ***********, **** customizable ****** *** ****** ***. *********, several ********* ******** *** ***** ******* are ******** ** **** ** *** away ** **** *****, ****** *****, call **** ** ******, ***., * feature *** ****** ** ***** *******.

****** ***** ** **** *******, ******* of ****** ******* "**** *" ** lighting ** ***, *** ****** *** be ********** ** ******* "**: ******: Employee ********" ** ******** *** *** near *** ******** ******** ** ** alarm.

****:**** ******** *********** ** ********** ********* in ****** ******* **** ******** ***** (8 *** **) *** *********** *******, as ** ******* ************ ********* *** users ** ******** ***** **** ** located ***** *** ******* *** ******** of ** *****.

*******, ** *** ******, ***** **** display **** ******** **** *** ****** information, ********* *** ****/***** *********, ************ keypads *** ****** ** *** **** fixed ******* *** **** ***** ** false ****** ****** ** **** *****. 

*********:*** **** ******** ** ***** ******* compared ** ***** ** **** ****** is ****, ********* **-***% ******. ********** users *** **** **** **** **** difficult ** *** **** *********** ******, as **** ** *** **** *** user ******* *********, ******* ********* ******** for ***.

*****:************ ******* ***** ** ***** ********* on ****, ******, *** ************, ********* in *** ***** ** ~$*** ***.

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**** ******* **** ***** ** ********. This ****** *** ********** ** ******* audible ******* *** *** **** ** follow. ***** **** ****** ********** *** find ** ***** ****** ****** ** use. **** ************* ***** ** ***** keypads ** "*******" *******.

**** ******* **** ***** ** ******** and * ***** ** **********. **** allows ******* ******* ********* ** ***** directly ** *** ***** **** ** the ***** ** ** ***** ******, allowing *** **** ** ****** ******. Alarm ********* ********* ****** **** *** two-way ***** *******, ****** ~$* * month ** *** ******** ******* ******* monitoring ****.

************ ******* **** ***** ********** *** ~$150.

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***** ** ****** ** ************ ******* which *** ****** *** ** ****** use, *** ***** ******** ******. ****** alphanumeric ****** ***** ******* **** *********** detail ** ***** **** *********** *** system ******, ***** ******** ******* ******* only ***** ***** **** ** "****", "Disarmed", ***., *** * **** ****** in *****. *** ** ****, **** essentially ******* ** **** *********** **** a **** ******, *** *** ****** in ***** ** ************ ******.

******* ** ****, *********** ****** *** fixed ******** *******, **** ************* ** longer ******* ****, *** ***** **** do ***** **** *** ******** ******* versions. ** ******* **** **** *** completeness, *** ** *** ********* **** be ****.

LED/Zone *******

**** **** ** ****** ******** **** less *********** **** ***** ******** ******, consisting **** ** * ****** ***, one ** *** ****** *******, *** a **** ***** ***** **** *** system ** *****.

****:*** ***** ********** ******* **** **** a *** ***** (***** ************, *****, ***.) which *** ****** ***** ** ******** (** **** ** **** *****), ****** **** *** ******* *** the ******** *** **** **** ********* arming ******. 

******* ******* *** ********* **** ** control * ****** **** ********* **** ******* ***** ** * ****-******* measure.

*********:** **** ***** ******** *******, ******* knowing **** ***** **** *** **** numbers ***** **, ***** **** ** way ** ******* ****** ** ******** zone ******, ****** *** *********.

*****:**** ******* *** ***** ****** ~$**, ********* on ****** ** *****.

***** ************* **** ***** *** ******* keypads ***** ******* **** ** ******* with ***** ****** ******** *** ***** homes *** **********. **** ***** ******* keypads ** ********** ******, ** ***** bundles ***** ******* * *****, ***, keypad, *** *********** *** ~$** ***.

Touchscreen *******

*** ****** ***** ** ****** ** the ***********, ***** ******** *** ******** buttons *** **** ***** ** ***** styles **** ** *** *********** ****** the ***** ** *** ******. ************ typically ***** *** ******* ********* ** all ****** ******, ******* ***** ******* menus ** ***/******, ** ***** *****, without **** ****** *********** ***** **** on ************ *******. ************, ******** ******** such ** **-** ******, ***** *** temperature *******, *** *-**** *** **** likely ** ** ***** ** *********** keypads.

****:*********** ******* *** ********* ******* ** use *** ***** ***** ** **** error ******* **** *** **** ** provide **** ****** ** ****** *** alarm ******, *** ******* ******* *****, reducing *** ******** ******** *** ***. 

****** **** **** ********** ******** *** also ** **** ** *********** *** small ********** ******* *** ******* ** lighting *** ****. **** **** ********* larger ********** ********** *** **** ******* proprietary ******* *** ******* ** ***** elements, ** *-**** *****'* ***** *** same ******** *** *********** ** ****** end ******* *******. ***** *********** ******** use *********** ******* ** ******** ********* to *** *** ******* ** ***** alarm ************, ** *** *** ******* to ******** ********* ** ******* ** a *********** ******.

*********:************ *** ** **** ***********, ******* nearly ** **** ** **** **** the ******'* ******* ***** ******, ***** limits ***** *** ** ****** *** residential, ***** **** ** *** *** home ********** ******** ****** ****, *** larger, **** ********* ********** *******.

*****:************ *** *** **** ********* ** the ****** *******, **** ****** ******** around $***, ****** **** ************ *******.

Virtual *******

**** ************* **** ******** ******** ***** create * ******* ****** ********** *** web ******* ** ********** ****. ***** devices ********* *** ***** ** *** keypad *** ** * ******** ****** would **, **** ******* ********** *** Ethernet ** *** ********'* *******.

****: *********** **** ************ ******* ** ** ******** communicators ** ******** ***** ******* ******* of ********* *****. ****, ***** **** ********** ********** usage, has *** ** ******* ****** **** becoming **** ******* *** **** *********** and ********** *******. ******* ****** **** ***** ***** users ** *** *** ****** ***** systems **** ***** ****** *******. **** of ***** **** ***** *** **** functionality **** * ******, ******** ***** to ******* ***** *** *******, **** live ** ******** ************ *****, *** alarm ***** *******, *** *** ****** users, *** ****. **** **** ******* push ************* ** ****, ******** ***** to ** ******* ** *** ***** goes ***. ***** ******** *** *** available ********, ******** ***** ** ******* their ****** ***** ****.

******* ******** ** *** ** **** easier **** ******** * ******, **** allow ***** ************* ** *** ************* to *** ***** ******* ********* * site ***** ** *** **********. ***** manufacturers *** **** *** ******** ** all ***** ** **** ******* ****.

*********:******* ******* ****** ********* *** ** used ** *** **** ***** ** arming/disarming *** ******, *** ** *** possibility ** *****/****** ********* ******* *** while *** **** ** *** ** the *****, ******* **** ****** ** disarm *** ****** **** ******. * hardwired ****** ** ******** *** **** reason, ** **** ***** ****** **** in ******** ** *** ******** ********* required *** *** ******* ******.

*****:***** ********** **** ******* ******* ****. In **** *****, * ******** ****** ** connect *** ***** ** *** ******** is ********, ******* ** *** ***** of $***-***, ********* ** ************. ** the ***** **** ** ********* ***** an IP ** ******** ************ ******, ** will ****** * ******* *** *** app ******* *** ********** ******** ****. Many ***** ************* ****** * ***** monthly *** ** ***** ******* *** access ** *** ******* ******* *** app, **** *** ******* ***** *** app ** ** *** ***********. *** keypad *** ****** ** ******* ****.

Other ****** *******

***** *** *** ***** **** ** arming/disarming ******* ***** *** **** ** intrusion *********, ****** **** ** **** keypads: *********** *** **** *******.

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**** ****** ******* ** ****** *** keyswitch ******, ***** ****** *** **** to ***/****** *** ****** ***** * lock ******** ******* ** * *********, typically **** ****** ****, ***** ***** when *** ****** ** ***** ** disarmed.

****:*********** *** ********* **** ** ***** systems **** * ****** ****, ******* to ***** ***/**** *******. *** ********* eliminates *** **** *** *********** ***** to ******** ***** ** ***/****** *** system. ***** ******* ***** ***** ******** keys *** ******** ****** ******, ****** the ********* **** *********.

*********** *** ***** **** **** ** retail ****** **** ****-**** *****. ***** the **** **** **** *** ********** at *****, ***** *** **** *** to *** *** ****** ** ******* than ******** * ****.

*******, ***** *** *** ****** **** is ****** * *** ******* ***** in **** *****, ** *** ** used *** *********** ** **** **** just *** ********. * ***** ****** from ** ****** ******* ****** *** be **** ** ***/****** *** ****** on **** ****, *** *******, ** an ** ****** ****** *** ** used ** ******** ******* ****** ****** via *** ** *** *******.

*********:**** **** *** *** ******* ***** with ***********. ****** * ****** *** may ******* ******** ** *** *** keyswitches ** *** ******, ** **** the ****** ********, ** ********* *** keyed *** ****.

*****:*********** ***** **** ***** $**-*** ********* on ********* ****, ****** ****, ****, and ******* ******.

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**** ********* ************* ***** *** ****** to *** **** ******* ** ***/****** the ******. ** **** ***** ***** may ** ***** **** *** ******, or **** *** ** **********. ***** outputs **** ********** **** ******* ** access ******* ******* *** **** ** used (** ***** ***** ** ********* disarm).

****:********** **** ******** ****** ******* ******* are **** ****** ** *** **** readers ** ***/****** ***** ********* ******, to ********* *** **** *** *****.

*********:* **** ****** ******* ********** *** now ** **** ** ****** *** alarm ****** ** ******** ** ******* the ****, ******* *** ******** ******* defense ******* ************ ******.

*****:******* **** *****-** **** ******* *** typically $**-*** **** **** ********** ***-****** models. ***-** ******* ********* ******* ** interface ******, ** **** ** * separate******* ****** ******, $***-*** *****.

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