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Article Date: 14th July 2016

Eaton Enables 100% Wireless Security for Homes

Wireless Security - Security Systems - Access Control - Access Systems

Eaton Electrical Products - Keypad

Eaton has added three new radio products to its Scantronic and Menvier security ranges, enabling a 100 per cent radio solution and wire-free installation. The power management company’s SDR-RINT internal sounder, SDR-xEXT external sounders and KEY-RKPZ two-way radio keypad are completely wire-free, enabling fast and easy installation, minimal disruption to the building and greater flexibility in mounting.

"Scantronic was one of the first with a radio solution for security and our range is still regarded as one of the most reliable in the market," said Tony Walsh, security business leader at Eaton. "Until now, it’s still been necessary for some components to be wired. While we have had other workable solutions, these latest devices are wireless out of the box."

Ideal for hard-to-reach areas that are out of earshot of wired keypads or panels, the SDR-RINT internal sounder is designed to blend in easily in entrance halls and other aesthetically sensitive areas. The internal sounder is connected via either a radio expander or a control unit with built-in radio capability. It also produces all system sounds, including entry/exit, fault and alarm tones. Additionally, multiple internal radio sounders can be installed on the same system.

The SDR-xEXT range of external sounders, designed for use with the i-on range and new Menvier 868MHz systems, is available in blue, amber and red with options for radio, wired and decoy, with free screen printing available in the UK.

Easy to install, the external sounder features a self-supporting lid, built-in spirit-level and revolving fixing holes, which make for straightforward mounting, including fitting on uneven surfaces. High-power comfort LEDs and LED strobes offer reassurance, the external sounder’s long radio range and battery life give the installer a broad choice of installation options.

Eaton Electrical Products - KeypadDeveloped to meet growing demand for wire-free domestic installations, the KEY-RKPZ two-way keypad is a significant addition to Eaton’s radio range. The stylish, class-leading keypad offers the installer full access to configure, and the user to set or unset the system. In addition, the customer has greater flexibility when it comes to choosing the location of the keypads. The keypad is linked wirelessly to its own base station, which communicates with the control unit via a standard RS485 wired connection. Two-wire zone (FSL) terminals further expand the options for installation.

"The radio solutions can fit pretty much anywhere in the premises with very little effort so the new products significantly decrease the amount of time you have to spend on installation," explained Glenn Foot, technical manager for Eaton’s security business. "Other manufacturers do have radio keypads that generally work on one or two panels at a time. Our approach is that the keypad works on every control unit that we sell within the i-on and New Menvier range."

"The advantage with the radio solutions is that they also work in a retrofit arrangement without damage to décor or anything else in the home," added Walsh.

With increasing adoption of radio-based security systems in the residential sector, Eaton’s 100 per cent radio solutions are fully compliant with the latest European standards.

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