IP Communication Module
Advanced Internet-based Home Control Solution for PowerMaxPro
Visonic’s PowerLink is the most comprehensive Internet-based solution for advanced home security and control. It enables alarm central stations, security service providers and homeowners to leverage the full power of Internet connectivity to take their home security, safety and automation to the next level.
At the most basic, PowerLink offers a plug and play broadband IP event notification solution. And, with connection to up to 14 cameras placed around the premises, PowerLink can expand to an IP-based video alarm verification solution offering smart recording and fast forwarding of events to the alarm central station.
IP-based Event Notifications
With more and more homeowners moving to VoIP communications, leaving behind PSTN lines, broadband becomes an ideal method for cost-free alarm event notifications delivery to central stations. Visonic's PowerLink Internet-based home control and surveillance system features built-in IP-based event notification capabilities. By simply plugging the PowerLink system into a free port on the home router, the alarm system is connected to the IP receiver at the central station – with no need to configure the system or the router. This provides a true plug and play experience for both the security installer and alarm central station. In addition, PowerLink provides a rapid supervision mechanism, enabling the central station to enjoy commercial-grade line supervision to all connected home security systems at zero cost.
Utilizing PowerLink as an IP-based event notification solution requires that Visonic's IPMP (IP Management Platform) be implemented as an IP receiver at the central station.
Image Alarm Verification the Right Way
As PowerLink is fully integrated with the PowerMax® home security system, it has the ability to send alarm time images based on real motion detection, which significantly reduces the cost to service providers and hassle to homeowners of false alarms.
The system enables central stations to receive image alarm verification information within seconds of the alarm time compared to the several minutes it takes with GPRS or PSTN-based alarm verification solutions. Moreover, alarm time images can be forwarded to the homeowner's email or mobile phone for immediate view and verification. By the time the security service provider calls, the homeowner already knows if the person that activated the alarm is authorized to be there or is an intruder. This means that the police or a central station guard is sent to the premises only when truly necessary.
Enhanced Consumer Web Services
PowerLink is not only a broadband event notification solution but a full-grade service platform that enables service providers to offer enhanced, web-based security and surveillance services to their customers. Homeowners can login to the secure PowerLink web portal, accessible from all standard PC and mobile phone browsers, and via an easy-to-use interface control their home security system, view its status, control X-10 compliant home devices and view live and alarm time recorded video from wireless and wired IP cameras. In addition, homeowners can set up the system to notify them by email or mobile phone text message whenever security, home devices or camera events occur.
Total Control PowerLink is offered with the Visonic IPMP - IP Management Platform. The IPMP serves as an IP receiver in alarm central stations as well as a full grade service platform for consumer web services. By implementing the IPMP, service providers gain full control over the PowerLink service, including account and service management, billing, messaging, and much more.