IpDatatel BAT WiFi Broadband Alarm Transceiver
NOTE: This item has a recurring yearly service fee which you will need to purchase HERE
The WiFi IP BAT is an IP "always on" data module that can be used with OR without professional central station monitoring service. Unlike the original IP BAT that we started selling, the BATWK does not need an ethernet cable connection from the panel to a router. It is a two piece system. The BAT goes at the panel and communicates wirelessly to the BAT's gateway which does connect via ethernet cable to your router. The gateway can be located near the router for ease of installation. This device is a snap to install and works with following panels:
Click HERE for a list of supported panels
This IP BAT provides a couple of functions. First, it provides you a virtual keypad from any computer, Iphone, Ipod Touch, or Android (App is called IPFob). Any of these smartphone apps is arm and disarm only. You also get a web portal through an internet browser that features a virtual keypad. From this virtual keypad you can do anything that you can do at the real on site keypad. Arm, disarm, view event buffer, add codes, enter program mode, the list goes on...
The second capability the IP Bat provides is alarm and event transmission and notification. The IP BAT provides functionality to text, email and even provide automated voice notification of alarm conditions, trouble conditions and even openings and closings / armings and disarmings selectable by user.
The third capability of the BAT units is that you can use this as a modem to interact with your alarm panel using either DSC, Honeywell or GE/Interlogix programming software. IPDatatel has a virtual COM port software plugin that will let you connect to your alarm system via the programming software so that you can make changes quick and easy by computer. We do not support the software though so keep this in mind.
There is a service fee of $6.95 a month to use this unit, payable annually. This fee is labeled "Setup Cost" and the first year is paid upon purchase, renewals are invoiced by mail. All of the above features are provided for this service fee. If you would like our optional UL listed central station monitoring service which provides dispatching of authorities for alarms, a central station account fee of $8.95 a month additional are applicable.
NOTE: You will need to pay a yearly, recurring fee to use this device which you can purchase HERE. This fee is non-refundable once the communicator is activated.
Question.. Do I need a telephone or VOIP dial-tone when using the Broadband Alarm Transmitter (BAT) ?
Answer.. No. The BAT is connected only to a broadband Internet connection. The control panel does not need dial-tone to be monitored.
Question.. How does the BAT obtain an IP Address?
Answer.. The BAT automatically assigns itself an IP Address by your router through DHCP.
Question.. What is "Always-On" Internet?
Answer.. This is Broadband Internet that uses a Router/Modem that is connected to the Internet Service Provider 24/7. There is no wait for dialing and connecting.
Question.. Can the BAT be connected to any Honeywell Vista or DSC control panel?
Answer.. The BAT can be connected to a Vista 10P, 15P, 20P, 32BP, 128FB, 128FBP, LYNXR-I, Lynx Plus, and DSC Power Series 1616, 1832 and 1864 control panels with 4.2 firmware or later.
Question.. How are some signals directed to the customer and others directed to the central station?
Answer.. The routing of your signals are performed through IpDatatel's network where authorized dealers/users can go on-line and program each account to perform these tasks.
Question.. Can a customer be emailed and called by telephone in the event of an alarm signal?
Answer.. Yes, any signal type can be routed to the central station, a person or group of people, and notifications can be emailed, texted, and/or phoned to the customer.
Question.. If the customer doesn't want police dispatching, can all signals be send only the customer?
Answer.. Yes, there is no requirement to send signals to a monitoring station.
Question.. Can the BAT work with my central station?
Answer.. Yes, IpDatatel's carrier network can relay signals to any central station that is capable of receiving the industry standard Contact ID or SIA/FSK Databurst format. Because ipDatatel delivers standard CID or SIA alarm signals with these formats, this eliminates the need for monitoring stations to purchase expensive IP alarm receivers.