Verex IP receivers added to Acadian Monitoring central station in Chicago

Acadian Monitoring Services has added Verex IP receivers from Interlogix, a UTC Fire and Security Company, to its central station in the greater Chicago area. The addition expands company's ever-growing portfolio of central station service offerings. Acadian has installed the Verex HSC-IP R1000, an extremely robust, high-security IP communications receiver.

"With the rapid decline of POTS lines, IP alarm monitoring is becoming one of the preferred methods for communications among the nation's leading security integrators," said Kenny Savoie, director of Acadian Monitoring Services. "The biggest advantage of IP alarm monitoring is that there are no additional monthly fees to the dealer or integrator if they use alarm panels that transmit directly to the central station receiver. Many IP communicators report to a third-party clearinghouse before transmitting to the central station and therefore involve additional costs. Our partners using Verex panels can have their systems report directly to our HSC central station receiver, which allows for a lower cost of ownership and operation."

The Verex HSC-IP R1000 receiver is an embedded receiver with two separate IP links - one internal and one external. The receiver also has an intuitive programming interface called SABER, which allows remote programming of the receiver from the central station. The HSC-IP also has the capability to store up to 32,000 events, and supports 1,000 accounts per receiver. The HSC-IP receiver is both UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada) listed. It supports all Verex Monitor XL control panels using a firmware of V4.49 or greater. The Monitor XL IP Module firmware must be V4.0 or greater. The Monitor XL panels are capable of transmitting access control events through expandable modules.

Verex Sales Leader Bill Lozon said, "We are pleased to launch Verex IP monitoring in the U.S. with a partner the stature of Acadian Monitoring Services. IP monitoring is an important growth area in intrusion alarm communications - and together with Acadian, we are excited to offer this cutting edge communication path to customers that will also help to reduce their overall operating costs."