The RadioLINK+ Module
The 160e Series can now interconnect wirelessly with other RadioLINK and RadioLINK+ alarms and accessories via a plug in module. The Ei100MRF just slots into the alarm and is automatically activated ready to be House Coded in with the rest of the system. Compared to the previous 160RC Series it saves on installation time and associated costs. RadioLINK+ is only available in the 160e Series.
To enable each RadioLINK and RadioLINK+ alarm to interconnect wirelessly as a system they must be House Coded together. When each alarm is in House Code mode it will learn the unique serial numbers of the other alarms in House Code mode at that time to establish a secure connection.
With the introduction of the RadioLINK+ module, the House Coding slot has now been moved onto the actual alarm making it easy to access and use. All the alarms can be House Coded in situ when installed. This is significant as it allows the installer to check the Radio Frequency signal (used for wireless interconnection) strength at the exact location the alarms will be when protecting the occupants and dwelling.
Remote House Coding
RadioLINK+ has made it easier to expand existing systems. Previously, if you wanted to add another RadioLINK alarm or accessories into an existing RadioLINK system, each alarm would have to be manually put into House Code mode. With RadioLINK+ only one alarm in the existing system needs putting into Remote House Code mode along with the new alarm/accessory that needs adding.
As well as enabling wireless interconnection, RadioLINK's capabilities have grown making it simpler to control, test and asset manage alarm systems even when access to the property is not possible.
RadioLINK+ has an enhanced self-monitoring function that recognises system tampering or alarm head removal.
Each alarm in the system will search for the alarm with the strongest Radio Frequency signal to it and pair up with it. At regular intervals, these two alarms will communicate with each other. If someone has removed Alarm 1 from its base, Alarm 2 will not get a response
and log it into its memory and change its indicator light. It will also send an 'Alarm Removed' signal that can be used to trigger a warning to a third party device, e.g. a warden call or panel system, if connected to a module such as the Ei414 Fire/CO alarm interface.
Even if Alarm 1 is replaced, there will still be a log of this event.
Data Set Up
At installation details of the system can be collected, such as number of units, types of alarms, location of alarms, Radio Frequency signal strength between alarms, serial numbers of the device and how long the alarm has been in operation.
Once the system has been set up, information can be accessed securely from within or outside a property if access is an issue. Event logs can be retrieved as many times as necessary and for each alarm on the system, retrieving data such as how many direct button tests have been performed and when, any issues with the battery and/or mains supply, Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels detected if a CO alarm is on the system, Radio Frequency signal strength between alarms, age of alarms and any alarm removed.
All the alarm data can be extracted securely and saved to a central location to be stored.
Data extraction can take place again and again, building up a history of alarms systems in individual dwellings.