The Honeywell IPGSM-4G is an IP and 4G fire alarm communicator that offers contact ID reporting with any Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) that has a built-in dialer. This easy to install, dual path communicator connects directly to the primary and secondary communication ports of a Fire panel's Digital Alarm Communicator Transmitter (DACT). It offers three selectable reporting paths which include Cellular only, IP only, or IP primary/cellular backup.
All signals from the IPGSM-4G are delivered to Honeywell's AlarmNet Network Control Center, which routes highly encrypted Ethernet data packets via a customer provided internet connection or cellular network to the GEOARM central station. The state of the art AlarmNet network control center is fully redundant and monitored 24/7. AlarmNet has the ability to route messages using AlarmNet-I and 800 PLUS services, providing true redundancy and multipath message delivery.
Alternative communication methods are critical in the marketplace due to VoIP (Voice over IP), migration from POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) and growth of digital radio networks. The IPGSM-4G's single path communications solution allows one technology to be used (either IP or cellular) to provide the appropriate connectivity to a central station. For added reliability, our exclusive dual path solution allows both technologies (IP and cellular) to be used together for maximum survivability or for local jurisdiction requirements that specify a dual technology system.
The IPGSM-4G is designed to operate over the most common cellular networks including 2G, 3G and 4G. Its multi-GSM platform technology automatically chooses the best available cellular signal in the area based on signal strength and seamlessly self-adjusts to maintain critical life safety communication. When an event occurs, the Fire Alarm Control Panel goes off hook to dial the central station. The IPGSM-4G Dialer Capture Module detects the off-hook condition and provides the fire panel with a dial tone. When the fire panel detects the dial tone, it begins dialing the central station. After the dialing is completed, the Dialer Capture Module returns a handshake to the fire panel. The fire panel then sends the contact ID reports to the Dialer Capture Module, which in turn sends a kiss-off after the report is successfully received from the fire panel. The Dialer Capture Module sends the contact ID reports to the IPGSM communications module. When all the reports are sent, the fire panel goes on-hook. The IPGSM communications module then transmits the messages to the central station either over the GSM network or the Internet (dependent on configuration).
In addition, it connects to any type of customer provided Ethernet 10/100 base network connection (LAN or WAN), DSL model or cable modem. Our selectable reporting path feature allows the radio to be configured for a single or dual path solution as well as the appropriate supervision intervals based on NFPA 72 requirements.
Saves the cost of two dedicated phone lines
Dual path communications
Can communicate to central station using Internet or cellular technology
Multi-GSM platform compatibility for 2G, 3G and 4G.
Works over any type of customer provided Ethernet 10/100
Base network connection (LAN or WAN), DSL modem or cable modem
Data transmits over standard contact-ID protocol but is secured with the industry's advanced encryption standard (AES 256 bit)
Built-In Power Supply module: On board charging circuit design accommodates back-up battery
Includes primary power and battery supervision
Diagnostic LEDs: Signal strength and status indicators to simplify troubleshooting
Requires no change to the existing Fire Alarm Control Panel configuration. The IPGSM-4G connects directly to the primary and secondary telephone ports.