DSC is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of reliable, feature-rich intrusion security systems that easily integrate with an array of alarm communicators, verification modules and cabling solutions. From their clean unobtrusive look to their advanced technologies, DSC hybrid security systems are a favorite of both users and installers. The PowerSeries PC1864 hybrid security systems from DSC make installation easy, simple and fast. The PC1864 hybrid security system features template programming for new users and a programming interface that experts will be familiar with. The PowerSeries hybrid security systems also feature independent end-of-line (EOL) configuration that makes installations faster than ever before. Each hardwired zone can be independently matched to the devices EOL configuration, reducing the time required to get a common EOL configuration across all hardwired security devices.
The PowerSeries PC1864 also gives the user more control, thereby enhancing the functional experience. The user can 'Arm Away', 'Arm Stay' or 'Disarm' all partitions with just one operation. The PC1864 hybrid security system has been upgraded to support a maximum of (64) wireless zones with no additional equipment needed. Featuring additional user codes, global arming and disarming, DSC hybrid security systems are the preferred choice of installers. DSC PowerSeries hybrid security systems have a proven reputation for providing the value and dependability that security professionals expect. The modular design of PowerSeries hybrid security systems provides both versatility and flexibility in any application, from small residential to medium-sized commercial. Packed with features, PowerSeries hybrid security systems are easy to install, easy to program and easy to use.
To complete your DIY home security installation, plug in the PC1864 transformer into a standard wall outlet and connect the PC1864 to a phone jack with live service.
When designing your system, keep in mind that the DSC PC1864 PowerSeries hybrid security system supports up to (64) total zones with expansion modules but only supports (8) hardwired zones and (64) wireless zones without expansion. You should add DSC wired 8-zone expansion modules if you want to add more than (8) hardwired zones to your DSC PC1864 hybrid security system.
The DSC PC1864 security system comes equipped to send its alarm signals over a traditional landline PSTN phone line. Addionally, the DSC PowerSeries PC1864 has also been proven to work reliably with certain VoIP providers. The recommended VoIP providers are Comcast Digital Voice, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Bright House Networks. All of these VoIP providers use an independent IP network which allow for acceptable alarm signal data communications. Unfortunatley, VoIP providers such as Vonage, Ooma or Magic Jack are not compatible for alarm monitoring. If you are going to use VoIP alarm monitoring, please make sure your VoIP provider is on the above list. If you have never had a monitored security system installed at your property, you will need to run a phone connection from a live phone jack to the alarm control panel. You also need to make sure your phone service has long distance turned on. If you have VoIP service, you need to make sure that the VoIP service is live at the jack you are plugging the alarm control panel into.
With the rise in cell phone use, more and more people are looking to save money by eliminating their traditional phone service. The DSC PC1864 security system allows you to eliminate your monthly phone bill and still get low-cost professional alarm monitoring. You can upgrade the system with a 3G2060R (non-interactive) or 3G2060R (interactive) cellular alarm communicator. This would make the installation of the security system easier as you wouldn't have to run a wire from your phone block to the DSC PC1864 control panel. The cellular alarm communicator sends your alarm signals over the wireless cellular 3G towers to our central monitoring station. You may also consider adding the TL2603GR (non-interactive) or TL2603GR-TEL (interactive) dual-path alarm communicator which would provide an internet alarm monitoring path as your primary alarm communication method, and if down, backed up by a cellular alarm monitoring method.
However, please keep in mind, that with the TL2603GR or TL2603GR-TEL you would still need to run an Ethernet cable from your router dual-path alarm communicator. If you are interested in interative alarm monitoring services, than the 3G2060R-TEL or TL2603GR-TEL is required for compatible Telular HomeControl remote services. This would allow you to arm or disarm your system remotely, receive email/text message alerts, and set rules for monitoring your property.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) installations are an emerging new trend in the security industry. Being one of the pioneers in this industry, we are the perfect partner for any DIYer considering an installation of a new DSC PowerSeries security system. With 30 years of professional security installation experience, GEOARM has the technical know-how to make your DIY home security installation as easy and seamless as possible. You can be confident that your DIY security system installation will be backed by a team of real security professionals.