IP Communicator Takes Fire Alarm Monitoring to the Internet and Potentially Saves Building Owners Thousands in Alarm Monitoring Costs

February 16, 2009 |

NOTIFIER’s IP Communicator utilizes the power of the internet to transmit fire alarm signals faster, more securely, and more economically than traditional Digital Alarm Communicator/Transmitters (DACTs).  The IP Communicator can improve emergency response times and potentially save building owners thousands of dollars in yearly alarm monitoring costs.

NOTIFIER’s IP Communicator dramatically reduces monthly alarm monitoring costs by taking the place of at least one dedicated analog telephone line, possibly both (subject to local AHJ acceptance).  With the IP Communicator, building owners are no longer required to incur the cost of providing two dedicated phone lines for fire alarm system monitoring.  Instead, alarm transmission is performed through any customer provided IP network connection (LAN, WAN, ADSL, or Cable), using dynamic (DHCP) or Public and Private IP addressing.  NOTIFIER’s IP Communicator also supports dual destination IP receiver addresses for high redundancy configurations, meaning all signals will be sent to a secondary receiver IP address should the primary become unavailable. A single, dedicated phone line is no longer required for back-up communication purposes.

The connection between the IP Communicator and central station is tested every ninety seconds, and the central station can detect any off-line alarm panels within seconds, versus traditional DACTs, which can take up to twenty four hours.  Plus, all alarm signals are transmitted using 512 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)—the highest level in the industry. 


NOTIFIER is part of the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Safety Group.

Honeywell International is a $38 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.

Jayson Kneen  Dana Gulick

NOTIFIER  Gray and Rice Public Relations

203-484-6167  617-367-0100
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