Modified on: Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 at 5:43 PM
If you have just moved into a new home or business you may have an existing security system installed from a previous company such as ADT. If you have found that you have a DSC Powerseries PC 1616 wired security system you may be wondering what alarm monitoring options do I have to send alarm signals to a central alarm monitoring station? Can I control this PC1616 from my smartphone and devices? Geoarm security is here to answer all of these questions for you below.
The first option for alarm monitoring you have with the PC1616 security system is via phone/VOIP line alarm monitoring services. Alarm systems for over 30 years have been connected to central stations using phone lines. Even though phone line systems carry a lower monthly monitoring rate they don't provide end users with the most reliable mode of communications as phone lines can be cut by a possible intruder. If this was to occur the alarm signals will not reach the central station. Lastly, while using a VOIP or regular landline you will not be able to remotely control your system using your smart devices. In order to utilize phone line/ VoIP communications, you must have your installer code to access control panel programming menu. If you don't have the installer code you will have to default the panel back to default. "If you need help defaulting a DSC Powerseries security system contact GEOARM as we can guide you through this as long as you are going with some sort of monitoring services with us. If you end up defaulting your pc1616 you will reset all of your zone programming and user codes.
A second option end users have when it comes to communicating alarm signals back to a central alarm monitoring station is via Wi-FI communications. If your DSC PC1616 is revision number 4.13 + you can add a BAT WIFI from IPdatatel. This will allow for full upload/downloading of information, a full virtual keypad for remote arming/disarming and central station alarm monitoring services. In order to utilize this Wi-Fi option again end users must have their installer code to access programming. If the installer code can't be found you will have to factory reset the pc1616 panel.