Paradox PCS 250

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Security Alarms and Fire Systems - Communication modules
PCS250G Data Sheet
PCS250 Angle
PCS250 Side
PCS250 Side
PCS250 Back
PCS250 PCB
PCS250 Data Sheet
Description

Features
Compact, sleek design
Report events to the IPR512 GPRS/IP Monitoring Receiver and/or IPRS-7 IP/GPRS PC Receiver Software
Report via text message (up to 16 cell phone numbers)
Control panel communication supervision
End-user can arm or disarm the system by sending a text message (SMS) to the PCS250
Send pre-recorded voice messages to up to 8 telephone numbers to report alarms using the optional VDMP3 Paradox Plug-in Voice Module (GSM mode)
Simple installation with 4-wire serial connection
Optional rod antenna can be installed up to 18m (60ft) from the module using optional antenna cable extensions depending on the local signal strength
128-bit (MDS) and 256-bit (AES) encryption (GPRS mode)
Increase the distance between the panel and the PCS250 module with an RS485 link (GSM mode only via e-bus). A CVT485 module must be added to the panel in order to accomplish this Report via GSM (CID, SIA).

What is the difference between the PCS250 and PCS250G?
The PCS250 and PCS250G are wireless communication solutions for Paradox control panels and can be used as a backup to a traditional landline, or as a primary communicator, where no landline is available.
Featuring a sleek design, both add remote home control capabilities to a system. You can arm/disarm the security system with a simple text messages (SMS) and receive notifications on your smartphone when an alarm has been activated. PCS250 and PCS250G have EN 50136 ATS 5 Class II certification from Intertek.
The main difference between the two is that the PCS250 reports to the monitoring station's automation software via three channels (GPRS/GSM/SMS) whereas the PCS250G uses two channels (GPRS and SMS, no GSM). If GPRS suits your customers’ needs, then the reduced price of PCS250G is a good fit.
Unlike the PCS250G, the PCS250 can report to landline receiver (CID, SIA), can be connected via VDMP3 and the RS485 can be used to increase distance.

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