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Internet Connectivity
BAT Plus Monitoring<br>Internet Connectivity - Click to enlarge
The IPD-BAT will allow you to receive text, email and voice messages as well as control your Honeywell Vista security system through the internet. The BAT also provides access through a virtual keypad using an iPhone or Android.

The BAT makes monitoring of Honeywell Vista alarm panels simple. Attach the Broadband Alarm Transmitter (BAT) module to the control’s keypad (4 wires), then plug it in to an IP Network (Router, Modem, Switch), and you have completed the installation. The BAT automatically seeks an IP address, no router programming required.

  • Reports sent in seconds via email, text message, and/or automated phone call.
  • No telephone line needed.
  • Works with any broadband internet.
  • Arm/Disarm alarm via internet keypad
  • Remote programming of the system
  • Super fast transmission speed
  • Easy to install and set-up
  • Alarm signal reporting
  • Open/Close signal reporting - Monitor employees by user code
  • Latch-key reporting - Monitor when child arrives home
  • Polling loss notification - Monitor if you lose communication
  • Supervisory by zone - Monitor a liquor or gun cabinet in your home
... and many more uses.

Alarm signals are transmitted by IP, not using VOIP – which has proven to be problematic. When IpDatatel (the manufacturer) receives an alarm signal the signal is redirected to your computer and/or iPhone or Android. Signals transmitted to you can be via email, text message, and/or computerized voice telephone call (in any combination). The signal can also go to a central monitoring station. For more information on central station monitoring, either by telephone landline or cellular connection, please click here.

As we indicated above, the BAT can be self-monitored without using a central station for monitoring. With self-monitoring you choose the destination of each type of signal – alarm, supervisory, trouble, open/close, etc. Signals can be routed directly to 20 contacts, via email, text and/or automated voice. There is no live operator response, and the police will not be dispatched if there is an alarm. You can handle the event as you see it, up to and including calling your local police, fire department or ambulance service. It is perfect for the consumer or do-it-yourselfer who may not feel the need for traditional alarm monitoring, but still wants to be notified of signals from their security system. The monthly monitoring fee is $10.00 per month with a one year contract of $120.00 ($10.00 times 12 months).
A&E Home Security Live Demo of
the BAT Self-Monitoring Service

Test drive a Honeywell Ademco Vista keypad.

To test drive the Vista security system use the following User Name, Password and User Code:
User Name – ipfob12
Password – ipfob12
User Code - 0331
Click Here to Test Drive
ipFob Mobile Remote Control

The new ipFob Mobile remote control for your Honeywell Vista, LYNXR-I And DSC PowerSeries alarm panels! ipFob is a mobile connection to your security system. This your s on your iPhone and allows you to remotely Arm/Disarm your Honeywell Vista series alarm system. The system requires a Broadband Alarm Transmitter (BAT) that is connected to your Broadband network and your Honeywell Vista or DSC PowerSeries alarm control panel. control panel.

  • View indicators and display of Honeywell Vista Keypads
  • View indicators DSC PowerSeries Controls
  • Arm/Disarm and *program your security system.
  • Full control of keypad functions keys (Home, away, instant, bypass, chime and alarm code arm/disarm additions)
  • Ability to receive alarm, supervisory, trouble and open/close (Arm/Disarm) text or e-mail messages on your iPhone (when connected to an authorized Broadband Alarm Transmitter BAT dealer.)
This ipFob application has been optimized to provide easy access to alarm keypad functionality. Access credentials are created in the dealer web portal by an authorized BAT dealer.

iPhone, iPod touch app is available from the App Store
ipFob for Android is available from the Android Market on your Android Phone. Search for ipFob.
Currently, there are no Blackberry Apps that can be used with the BAT
Price: Free!

Languages: English

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
Requires iPhone 2.1 Software Update
Requires a Broadband Alarm Transmitter (BAT) connected security system

Supported Panels:
DSC PC1616 / PC1832 / PC1864 soft rev 4.13 or greater and above rev. 03 Hardware. Honeywell (ECP MODE, Fully Supervised) Vista 10P / Vista 10Psia rev. 4.0 and up / Vista 15P / Vista 20P / Vista 20PS / Vista 20PCN / Vista-128B / Vista-128BP / Vista-128FB / Vista-128FBP / Vista-250FBP / Vista250FBP-24 GE NetworX NX-4V2 / NX-6V2 / NX-6V2

Honeywell Vista® is a trademark of Honeywell, Inc. DSC is a registered trademark of Digital Security Controls Ltd. GE is a registered trademark of General Electric Company
Item #: BA

Item #:BA
List Price:$282.99
Sale Price:$235.00
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The BAT module and a year's self-monitoring service:
BAT Version 4   $ 90.00 (Regular Price $149.99)
One Year Self-Monitoring   $120.00 ($10.00 per month – paid on an annual basis)
One Time Hook-up Fee   $ 25.00 (Tech. support)
Total   $235.00
  • A&E offers a 30-Day money back guarantee. The 30-Day period begins on the original purchase date.
  • The one year monitoring contract does not start until you actually go on-line.
  • The total cost for monitoring after the first year is $120.00 paid annually ($10.00 per month times 12 months).
  • Technical support is by phone or Email.
Important – Please Read: By subscribing to Self Monitoring by the BAT module you understand and agree that there is no live operator response, and the police will not be dispatched if there is an alarm. If you also want live operator response, along with the BAT module, please click on the “Alarm Monitoring” tab (on the left margin) and add either telephone line or cellular monitoring to your order. If you have any questions, please call us at 800 889 4471.
Call A&E Home Security Company at 1 800 889-4471.
Question.. Can the IPD-BAT be used without going through a third party such as A&E Home Security?

Answer.. No. With a high level of security in mind, the BAT was designed to work off of the manufacturer’s data center.
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.. Can I operate my system remotely?

Answer.. Yes. With your iPhone or Android you can operate your system with ipDatatel's virtual keypad just as if you were at home or the office standing in front of the keypad. Access is fully password protected.
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, 20P, 128B, 128FB, 128FBP, GE NetworX and DSC PowerSeries control panels.(see full compatibility chart).
Question.. Can I get a discount on my homeowners insurance?

Answer.. With most insurance companies, self-monitoring does not qualify for insurance discounts. However, using our live monitoring service will give you up to a 20% discount depending on your insurance carrier. We monitor intrusion, fire, panic, CO, medical, water, temperature and whatever else you might have for the same low price. See Alarm Monitoring for additional information standard and cellular monitoring.
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.
Question.. What signals does the BAT transmit?

Answer.. The BAT can communicate alarms, low battery, supervisory, trouble, test, and other diagnostic signals. It also can poll the panel for connectivity and notify the customer if the panel fails to respond after a predetermined time.
Question.. How difficult is the BAT to install?

Answer.. The BAT is extremely easy to install, and is connected similar to any other keypad bus module. Just install the small board inside the control panel (or an equipment panel). Connect the power and data (4 connections) to the keypad bus, and then plug the Ethernet Jack into an active router or hub. (Note: DSC also has a small 4-conductor cord from the control to the BAT, which is included.)
Question.. Can signals be suppressed?

Answer.. IpDataTel's network can suppress (not relay) certain signals or groups of signals that otherwise would have been relayed to your central station and/or customer. This is based on your preferences.
Question.. Can the BAT relay to our corporate digital receiver?

Answer.. Yes, IpDatatel's network can relay signals to any digital receiver using industry standard Contact ID or SIA/FSK Databurst format.
Troubleshooting Guide

IpDatatel's Broadband Alarm Transmitter Troubleshooting Guide

LED Status Lights: Note that the BAT has a series of six LED lights that indicate the condition of the connectivity and activity.

Starting with the two LED indicators on the RJ45 Jack •Green LED on the left ON means Ethernet Link •Amber LED on the right shows Ethernet activity If you are having trouble with the Ethernet Link, check for faulty wiring between the BAT and the Router/Hub. This only indicates connection to the network and not to the Internet.

'Network' LED – This LED will only illuminate upon a trouble condition. If there is a problem with IP connectivity, this LED will blink with a pattern as outlined below:

1 Blink – There is a problem communicating with the IP network. Please check the Ethernet cabling between the BAT and the IP network modem / router / switch.

2 Blinks – There is a problem getting an IP address from the network. Please note that DHCP must be turned on for the BAT to receive a local IP address on the network and public DNS server addresses. A public and/or static address is NOT needed.

3 Blinks – There is a problem communicating with IpDatatel's network. This could be caused by faulty DNS servers being distributed to the BAT via the IP network's DHCP server or, if the IP network is complex or is heavily filtered, there could be a routing or filtering issue. Please contact tech. support if this is suspected.

  'Signal' LED – When an alarm signal is generated by the panel, this LED will illuminate as it transmits the signal to IpDatatel's network. The LED will go off only when the signal is acknowledged by the central station receiver or IpDatatel's network.

'Aux' LED – Not currently in use.

'Status' LED – This LED displays communications with the attached alarm panel. On Vista panels, this LED will blink rapidly. On GE and DSC panels, this LED will blink once every 10 – 20 seconds.

Network Information:
BAT communicates to IpDatatel's network by transmitting data outbound to IP range on port 443 (encrypted ssl). If an IP network filters, caches or monitors https traffic, does load balancing or has intricate routing tables and access control lists, please contact tech. support for more information.

General Troubleshooting:
I. Verify all wiring connections are terminated correctly according to the correct wiring diagram in the Installation Guide.
II. Verify you have not exceeded the power supplies' rated capacity. Note that the BAT draws 120 mA of power, and must be powered off of the kebus.
III. Verify all programming steps are correct according to the Installation Guide.
IV. If BAT is unresponsive, try power-cycling the BAT by disconnecting the red keybus wire for 5 seconds. Please leave control panel on during this process.

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LIMITED WARRANTY: IP Datatel, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Manufacturer”), Located at 13110 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land Texas 77478, warrants its product to be in conformance with the product specification, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of original purchase. Manufacturer’s sole obligation shall be limited to repairing or replacing, at its option, free of charge for materials or labor, any product which is proved not to be within Manufacturer’s specifications of the Product, or proves defective in materials or workmanship under normal use and service.

LIMITED LIABILITY: Manufacturer shall have no liability or obligation under this Limited Warranty or otherwise for merchantability or fitness for any particular use; nor shall it extend its Limited Warranty, if the product is altered, or improperly installed, repaired, or serviced. There are no warranties, express or implied, that extend beyond those contained within this document. In no case shall Manufacturer be liable to person or entity for any consequential any other basis of law or liability whatsoever, whether or not such loss or damage is caused by Manufacturer’s own negligence or fault. Manufacturer does not represent that the Product may be compromised or circumvented, or that it will provide the service intended; or that the Product will prevent any personal injury or property loss by burglary, robbery, or otherwise; or that the Product in all cases will provide adequate warning or detection. Customer understands that a properly installed and maintained alarm system may only reduce the risk of burglary, robbery, or other such events occurring without providing an alarm, but is not insurance or guarantee that such will not occur or that there will be no personal injury or property loss as a result. Consequently, Seller shall have no liability for any personal injury, property damage or any other loss based on a claim that the Product or services there from, failed to give warning. However, if seller is held liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage arising under this Limited Warranty or otherwise regardless of cause or origin, Seller maximum liability shall not in any case exceed the purchase price of the Product, which shall be the complete and exclusive remedy against Seller. This Limited Warranty replaces any previous warranty and is the only warranty made by Seller or this Product. No increase or alteration, written or verbal, of the obligations of the Limited Warranty is authorized.

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