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Know the Perfect DSC Alarm Model for Your Security

DSC Power 1616

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Some people are still not convinced that installing a home security alarm system is worth every penny. If you’re one of those people who would argue that nuts and bolts are just as good as advanced automated systems that use cutting-edge technology, you should know now where you got it all wrong.

Everyone knows that there are thieves willing to break into homes. And hopefully you will never be the target of any of those thefts. But hoping and ignoring will only do so much. It has been shown that just having an alarm system in use is a great deterrent to most burglars wanting to break into your home. And in the event that a burglar still enters the home, a good alarm system can help keep you and your family safe by notifying you and/or a central station so that the police can be called.

With that, you need to invest in good security measures. Trust brands used globally like Digital Security Controls or DSC. As a leader in the electronic security, DSC alarm system can provide you with the security and peace of mind you deserve. It has been known for its highly reliable control panels, touchscreen keypads and, of course, its wireless home security devices. DSC offers different models and series that you can use for your home or business. Each offers special points and features that are designed for specific use.

Here are the different DSC alarm system kits to help you decide which of them you need best.

1.DSC Power 1616 Alarm Systems

Property: House
Size: Small
Budget: Conservative

If you haven’t installed an alarm system in your house yet, then this DSC kit is perfect for you. The DSC Power 1616 Alarm Systems is the entry-level panel of the PowerSeries line. It offers pretty much all the basics to get your new home alarm system up and running.

Simple though it may be, the DSC Power 1616 doesn’t skimp on features. It can accommodate up to six hardwired zones out of the box, and it can be expanded to a maximum of 16 wired or up to 32 wireless zones. Its panel also comes with 2 PGM outputs, but that can be adjusted to 14 PGM by using specialized power supply modules. This panel also supports partitioning, which is a method that allows the alarm system to secure independent locations separately. With up to two partitions, you can secure two parts of your house using only one alarm system.

What’s in the kit?

The DSC Kit16120CP01NT Power 1616 Alarm System Kit comes with:

● 1 – DSC Power 1616 system board with cabinet
● 1 – DSC RFK5501 keypad with built-in wireless receiver
● 1 – DSC LC-100-PI hardwired motion detector with pet immunity
● 1 – 12 volt 4 amp system backup battery
● 1 – 15 watt surface mount indoor siren
● 1 – RJ31X telephone jack and cord set

This is a good deal if you’re on a tight budget and you want the best of the basics.

2. DSC Power 1832 Alarm Systems

Property: House or office
Size: Small to medium
Budget: Moderate

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Photo courtesy of neshom via Pixabay

If you find the DSC Power 1616 too minimal for your needs, there’s a more advanced one you can try: the DSC Power 1832 Alarm Systems. It is a mid-level system in DSC’s hybrid series. This alarm system is especially designed for average-sized houses and small businesses. Often dubbed as the best and one of the most popular house alarm system, it can support up to eight hardwired zones out of the box, and it can expand to a maximum of 32 wired and wireless zones.

The DSC Power 1832 also supports up to four partitions, so you can arm different areas separately. What’s more, you can use up to 48 user-entry codes so the users you trust can have access to the secured areas if they need to.

What’s in the kit?

You can actually choose from 3 different DSC Power 1832 alarm system kits from the home security store.

The first one, DSC Kit32power5CP01NT Power 1832 Alarm System Kit, comes with:

● 1 – DSC Power 1832 system board with cabinet
● 1 – DSC PK5501 keypad
● 1 – DSC LC-100-PI hardwired motion detector with pet immunity
● 1 – 12 volt 4 amp system backup battery
● 1 – 15 watt surface-mount indoor siren
● 1 – RJ31X telephone jack and cord set

The second kit, DSC Kit32-219CP01NT Power 1832 Alarm System Kit has the same components as the first kit but it includes a DSC RFK5500 alpha programmable keypad with built-in wireless receiver.

The last kit, DSC Kit32-51CP01NT Power 1832 Alarm System Kit, on the other hand, has a PK5500 deluxe alpha LCD pad. This kit does not include the LC-100-PI motion detector. And instead of the 12 volt 4 amp battery it comes with a 12 volt 7 amp backup battery.

3. DSC Power 1864 Alarm Systems

Property: Expansive houses and offices
Size: Large
Budget: Liberal

DSC Power 1864

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If your security needs are above average, you should opt for the DSC Power 1864 Alarm System, DSC’s top PowerSeries alarm system in the hybrid hardwired and wireless series. With one of the most sophisticated alarm panels in DCS’s hybrid series, it can accommodate 8 hardwired zones expandable to up to 64 hardwired or wireless zones, making it very flexible for all kinds of security use. With the DSC Power 1864, you can secure your house, garage, office, personal shop, and other important areas with just one alarm system. The extent of its size and functionality makes it ideal for large home use and some commercial applications.

What’s in the kit?

The DSC Kit64-219SE Power 1864 Alarm System Kit is one of the most comprehensive kits in the PowerSeries line. It has all the basic elements that DSC kits are known for, plus other unique special components. For instance, it comes with a metal cabinet and a cabinet lock for storage convenience. It also has an AC power transformer and a programmable alphanumeric keypad that has a built-in wireless receiver. Of course, there’s the four-button keychain that makes this alarm system kit all the more distinct.

● 1 – DSC Power 1864 system board with cabinet
● 1 – DSC 16.5V 40VA transformer
● 1 – DSC RFK5564 alpha programmable keypad with built-in wireless receiver
● 1 – WS4939 key chain remote
● 1 – Cabinet lock
● 1 – 12 volt 4 amp system backup battery
● 1 – 15 watt surface mount indoor siren
● 1 – RJ31X telephone jack and cord set

4. DSC Alexor Wireless Alarm Systems

Property: House
Size: Small to medium
Budget: Moderate

DSC Alexor

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If a hybrid alarm system is not for you, you can go for the DSC Alexor Alarm System. It is a two-way system that makes use of segregated core components. Unlike other wireless alarms, the DSC Alexor features a control panel that is isolated from the system keypads. It is the only system in DSC’s product line to offer fully wireless keypads and sirens that are all separated from the control panel.

The DSC Alexor wireless alarm system supports up to 32 wireless zones. It also has two I/O that can function either as a programmable output or a hardwired zone input. This wireless system can accommodate a maximum of 16 user-codes, so everyone in your house can have an access in case of emergency.

What’s in the kit?

The DSC Alexor alarm system comes in different kit combos, and all of them have all the elemental components of a regular DSC kit.

The first one, DSC Alexor KIT495-1CP01, includes:

● 1 – PC9155 Alexor 2-way wireless panel
● 1 – WT5500 wireless LCD keypad
● 1 – WS4989 two-way wireless keyfob
● 1 – WS4904P wireless pet immune motion detector
● 3 – WS4945 wireless door window contacts
● 1 – power transformer
● 1 – 24-hour backup battery
● 1 – telephone jack and cord
● Installation manual and user manual

The second, DSC Alexor KIT495-17CP01, includes:

● 1 – PC9155 Alexor 2-way wireless panel
● 1 – WT5500 wireless LCD keypad
● 1 – WS4939 wireless key chain remote
● 1 – WS4904P wireless pet immune motion detector
● 3 – EVDW-4975 vanishing wireless door window contacts
● 1 – WT-4901 2-way wireless indoor siren
● 1 – power transformer
● 1 – 24-hour backup battery
● 1 – telephone jack and cord
● Installation manual and user manual

Installation manual and user manualAsk your alarm system supplier now to check these kits and combos!

5. DSC Touch Wireless Alarm Systems

Property: House
Size: Any
Budget: Liberal

DSC Touch Wireless

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If you have reviewed the first four items in this list and still find that none of them suits your needs, then the next-generation home automation and security control in DSC alarm system must be the one you’re looking for: the DSC Touch Wireless Alarm Systems. This alarm system is the complete package deal. It has an all-in-one wireless touchscreen wireless alarm system from DSC, letting users have an interesting experience with its home management and interactive features powered by Alarm.com.

What’s special about the DSC Touch is that it has Google’s Android operating system. As such, it is integrated with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Z-wave features.

The DSC Touch is undoubtedly for the user that wants a smart home experience. But its ease of use makes this within reach of even less tech savvy users. A key element that makes it special is its IP communication with Alarm.com. The latter feeds the panel with product updates and downloadable images. Using the Wi-Fi feature and the SD card slot, you can even upload your own pictures for a more personalized feel.

What’s in the kit?

The perfect alarm system for your home and business in the DSC Touch Wireless contain these:

The first, DSC Touch KIT467-94HAT, includes:

● 1 – SCW9067H wireless panel
● 1 – WS4904P wireless pet immune motion detector
● 3 – WS4945 wireless door window contacts
● 1 – built-in dual path IP/GSM communicator
● 1 – built-in Z-wave automation control
● 1 – 24-hour backup battery
● 1 – 12 Volt 1.2A transformer
● Installation manual and user manual

Installation manual and user manual

And the other, DSC Touch KIT467-99VZ, has the same inclusions except that the communicator uses Verizon’s cellular network.

6. DSC Impassa Wireless Alarm Systems

Property: House or office
Size: Small to medium
Budget: Moderate

DSC Impassa Wireless

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The last on this list is the DSC Impassa Wireless Alarm, a type of security system that uses a two-way process. Like the DSC Alexor, DSC Impassa also supports fully-wireless keypads and sirens. It accommodates up to 32 wireless zones and offers a maximum of 16 user-codes. It’s an ideal alarm system for average houses and small businesses that require only a wireless system.

What’s in the kit?

The DSC Impassa wireless system comes in many kits with different combinations and accessories, but with the same core in each.

The DSC Impassa KIT457-12 Wireless Alarm System contains the basics:

● 1 – Impassa self-contained wireless control panel
● 1 – WS4904P wireless pet-immune PIR motion detector
● 1 – WS4939 four-button wireless keychain remote
● 3 – WS4945 wireless door/window contacts
● 1 – PTD1620U-CC class-4 high-efficiency transformer
● 1 – RJ31X jack & cord set
● English language user and installation manuals

English language user and installation manuals

Second, the DSC Impassa KIT457-99AAT Alarm.com Wireless Alarm System Kit includes the integrated 3G8055 AT&T cellular communicator with on-board Z-Wave exclusive to Alarm.com services. This allows users to receive all the benefits of remote services by Alarm.com.

Third, the DSC Impassa KIT457-99AVZ Alarm.com Wireless Alarm System Kit includes an integrated CD8055 Verizon cellular communicator with on-board Z-Wave exclusive to Alarm.com services.

Fourth, the DSC Impassa KIT457-99AIAT Alarm.com Wireless Alarm System Kit includes another version of the integrated AT&T cellular communicator: the 3G8055I with on-board Z-Wave controller and image sensor support exclusive to Alarm.com services.

Lastly, you can choose the DSC Impassa KIT457-99AIVZ Alarm.com Wireless Alarm System Kit with the integrated CD8055I Verizon cellular communicator with on-board Z-Wave controller and image sensor support exclusive to Alarm.com services.

Your home and office security is something that you shouldn’t take for granted. Invest in a security alarm system now and enjoy a peaceful sleep every night, knowing that your house and your office are safe from burglars and other intruders trying to get in your home.

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