Low Up-Front Cost
Perhaps the most attractive part of our Digicom Upgrade in these times of economic uncertainty, is the low up-front equipment cost. Cisco devices are a fraction of the cost of IP Communicators with similar features from security industry manufacturers with the SPA112 retailing around £28.
Reduced Ongoing Costs for your Customers
Alarm panels and Digital Communicators making phone calls over PSTN phone lines can get expensive for Customers with multiple sites. When you add up the monthly costs for each of their protected sites, it may very well be worth upgrading the systems to IP. The big savings on phone bills will more than likely justify the cost of a Digicom Upgrade..
There is no need to reprogramme any of your alarm panels or Digicoms and there are no changes required at the ARC. Simply install a Cisco IP Router between the Digicom and the Customer Modem and start making savings. The ability for you to source your Cisco IP devices locally or online is particularly beneficial if the device were to fail and needed to be returned.
Standards and Certification
Cisco has over 65,000 employees worldwide and is listed on NASDAQ. They manufacture equipment to the highest standards and their products carry all the relevant certifications - the most important being CE. The SPA112 is the latest version of the most popular and robust IP Router on the market. It is powered by a 6vDC mains adapter.
EN50131 / EN50136 Clause 4.5 – Alarm transmission equipment and clause 4.24 Transmission networks
Comparison of prEN50136-1-5 clause 5 with the notes to these two definitions identify that equipment that is part of the ATS and located at the supervised premises (eg an IP modem or router) may be considered to be part of the transmission network and is therefore NOT subject to the requirements of EN50136-2-1. Hence, all of the equipment used for our Digicom Upgrades are also NOT subject to the requirements of EN50131-1. See also clause 5.2.