NationWide Digital Partners with Visonic to Receive IP and GSM/GPRS Signals from Visonic Alarm Panels

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Visonic IP/Cellular link will enable greater communications versatility between alarm systems and NationWide's Monitoring Center, providing enhanced security for end-users

Nationwide Digital Monitoring Co. is pleased to announce its commitment to the installation of Visonic's IP-based alarm receivers. Adding Visonic's receiving equipment to its product offerings is part of Nationwide's future-proofing strategy to eliminate dependence on disappearing POTs lines and provide easy-to-install, cutting-edge technology to its dealers.

The Visonic IP/Cellular link creates an additional method of wireless communication between NationWide Digital and alarm systems that use the Visonic PowerMax Express and PowerMax Pro series of panels. Visonic's IP and GSM/GPRS communication enables the panels to transmit alarm signals without the need for phone lines or other hardwired connections.

"Cellular capability has become a critical feature of today's alarm systems," said Mark Fischer, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer for NationWide Digital Monitoring Co. "Our ability to receive Visonic's IP and GSM /GPRS signals from an already proven great line of Visonic panels allows us to offer even greater options to our dealers and their customers."

With Visonic's IP and GSM/GPRS technology enabled, PowerMaxExpress and PowerMaxPro panels offer even more features and benefits:

  • The standard PSTN communicator field is upgradeable to GSM/GPRS and IP communications
  • Cellular alarm and IP communications eliminate dependence on phone lines and provides communication path supervision
  • Web-based services can be used for remote control of the alarm system
  • Up to 14 cameras can be integrated to create a complete IP-based video alarm solution
  • Text messages can be sent to mobile phones
  • Primary and secondary communication links to Nationwide's monitoring center

"Having the ability to combine video, Web access, and SMS messaging along with a supervised communications link with our Monitoring Center will provide an enhanced level of security for both residential and commercial subscribers," Fischer added. "This is a great selling point for our dealers, and it gives them the added flexibility to customize each alarm system to the individual needs of their customers."

Visonic's PowerMax alarm panels are compatible with a wide range of wireless peripherals including keyfobs, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, flood detectors, motion detectors, Wi-Fi cameras, external sirens, and more.

Established in 1973, Visonic Group has built a strong reputation as a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of the highest quality products and systems for the security industry. Visonic partners with institutional, industrial, commercial and residential markets and personnel for life safety and property protection. Its products span Access Control, Burglar Alarms, Control Panels, Wireless Alarm Equipment, Detection Devices, Sensors, and Medical Alert Systems. Visonic is headquartered in Israel, along with its development center and manufacturing plant. Sales and marketing subsidiaries operate in the US, Germany, UK, Poland, Spain and Hong Kong and are supplemented by a worldwide network of distributors, serving a growing installed based that spans more than 70 countries. Visonic Americas is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. For more information, call 1-860-243-0833 or visit

NationWide Digital Monitoring Co., Inc. provides premier central station monitoring services to security dealers, businesses and residential properties across North America. The company is also the licensee/operator of the Smith & Wesson Security Dealer Program in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A division of New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc., NationWide Digital Monitoring Co., Inc. has been offering the latest innovations in wholesale monitoring to the security industry since 1979. Comprehensive services include 24/7 customized monitoring, Remote Video Monitoring, Environmental Control Monitoring and Industrial Process Monitoring, among many others. The company operates its own UL-listed, ETL-listed and Certified National Industrial Monitoring Center and has been certified as a "Five Diamond Central Station" by the Central Station Alarm Association. For more information on NationWide Digital Monitoring Co. call Mark Fischer (800) 221-0826 or log on or


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