Why the Latest Ness Security D8/D16Xcel alarm Panels will Solve Many of Your Security Problems
Installing an alarm system these days has become very personalised. It goes beyond how many security PIR motions sensors you require or where they will be installed. With domestic landlines becoming a thing of the past, alarm reporting and communication is one of the most prominent concerns for security installers. This blog post unravels the latest Ness Security D8 and D16Xcel alarm panels and how it can solve many of your security alarm concerns.
No Landlines …. No Worries!
Ness D8XCEL and D16XCEL with cellular dialler onboard are the professional integrated control panel and cellular dialler solution!
These alarm panels operation and programming are via sms messaging mean that end users and installers both enjoy simplified functionality and use. The powerful SMS accessibility includes:
- Arm/ disarm by SMS
- Alarm reports by SMS
- Alarm Programming by SMS
- Check alarm system status
- Self monitoring via SMS
- Receive alarm messages and operate auxiliary outputs all by SMS/TXT
But there’s More …
These Panels boast an array of additional features including:
support up to 10 mobile phone numbers for SMS reporting, have fully customisable word library for SMS messaging, feature all-new KPX, Saturn and Navigator keypads, supporting cellular operation, including real-time clock display (network time).
Your Questions Answered:
Q. Is there an app that can be used with Ness Xcel alarm panels?
A. Yes, the NESS XCEL free app is available for users and installers to operate and program XCEL panels. Or you can operate and program by direct SMS messaging.
Q. What options can be programmed by SMS?
A. The user can program entry/exit delays/siren timer, user codes and the 10 SMS phone numbers. Installers can do ALL programming by SMS.
Q. Will the panels be supplied with a SIM card?
A. Yes, all Ness XCEL panels will be supplied with a Ness SIM card. Installers or end users can activate the SIM at competitive monthly plans. See the SIM activation page.
Q. Are XCEL panels SIM locked?
A. Yes, the panels are locked to the Ness SIM, but the SIM plans are so low in comparison that you wouldn’t consider anything else.
Note that you cannot permanently use a non-Ness SIM card in an XCEL panel. A third party SIM will work for only a limited number of calls or SMS then the panel will stop comms unless the original activated Ness SIM is installed.
Q. What type of SIM card is installed?
A. XCEL panels use a Standard sized SIM which is supplied with the panel.
Q. Can I still use iComms and aComms apps?
A. Yes, these apps are still supported as long as the panel is fitted with the optional 101-244 IP232 Ethernet Module.
Q. Are XCEL panels compatible with previous keypads?
A. Ness has released an updated Navigator Touch Screen Keypad and a new KPX+ LCD keypad with new information icons for cellular signal strength and notifications.
The new panels are also backward compatible with previous keypads but you’ll miss out on cellular information.
Q. Is an antenna supplied?
A. Yes, XCEL panels will be supplied with a 3G antenna with self-adhesive and magnet base inc 3m lead.
Q. Do XCEL panels support central station monitoring?
A. Yes, you can monitor to a central station in Contact ID format as well as self-monitor by SMS. The programming options are flexible so you can report back-to-base and also by SMS or either method only.
Q. Are the panels affected by Telstra closing the 2100MHz frequency?
A. No, XCEL panels have a multi-band 3G module which also supports the ‘primary layer’ 850MHz network so we are not dependant on the 2100MHz network.
Q. What about the 3G shutdown?
A. On good authority from Telstra that the 3G network will remain online for many years to come.
This statement has been published by Telstra:
3G Network Technology Longevity Statement
Telstra intends that the 3G network will remain in service until at least 2020. Closure activities may commence from 2020 although initially this is more likely to be simple re-purposing of part of the 3G spectrum (as 3G capacity becomes freed from migration to 4G) with no material impacts on our 3G customer base. Full or partial geographic closure may occur any time after 2020, but would be unlikely before 2022. In any case we will provide a reasonable notice period of any shutdown activities that would impact end customers. Full closure is most certainly expected well before 2030. So somewhere between 2020 and 2030 the 3G network will be shut down but precisely when has not yet been decided.
AVAILABLE NESS SECURITY XCEL SYSTEMS
Home Security Online are a proud re-seller of Ness’ latest Xcel alarm panels and kits which can be purchased directly on our website.
We stock the Ness D8Xcel 3G Control Panel only and the Ness D16Xcel 3G Control Panel only which are ideal if you are looking to upgrade your alarm system simply because your existing landline is no longer in use. It is a cost effective solution which allows you to salvage your existing wiring and PIRS (providing they are functional) and simply upgrade your pane!
We also stock the D8Xcel 3G Deluxe Panel and PIR Kit and D16Xcel 3G Deluxe Panel and PIR kit which are perfect for new security alarm installations as they come complete with 2 PIR movement sensors and LCD keypad which support cellular function.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Ness D8/D16Xcel alarm panels offer a smart professional integrated security solution. Ideal for both residential and commercial applications and for new security installations as well as upgrades. Its inbuilt cellular dialler makes it flexible for either self monitoring or monitoring by a security monitoring company. Competitively priced and designed and manufactured right her in Australia, the Ness Security Xcel alarm systems are unbeatable!