a.p.i. Monitoring adds support for IP communications from Bosch systems
a.p.i. Monitoring has recently installed a CONETTIX D6100IPv6 Communications Receiver/Gateway to add support for IP communications from Bosch intrusion systems. Serving 300,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada from its seven central stations and one disaster recovery center, the company has already offered monitoring for Bosch systems using public switched telephone network communications for over a decade.
“We aim to give all of our dealers the best options and services,” said Lewis Jacobson, Director of Dealer Services, a.p.i. Monitoring. “By adding the Bosch receiver for IP communications we’re diversifying our offerings for the more than 1,500 dealers we support across North America.”
The CONETTIX D6100IPV6 can support up to 3200 accounts for LAN or WAN communications as well as two phone lines. It can monitor a range of Bosch control panels, including the company’s latest G Series and B Series product families. G Series Control panels are integrated solutions for intrusion, fire and access control with support for up to 32 areas and 1,000 users. B Series Control Panels support up to four areas and 48 points of protection. Both product families are modern Internet appliances that report using the latest IP technology, including DNS support for remote access and central station communications, which simplifies installation and disaster recovery.
“The advanced features of our latest control panel offerings are very attractive to dealers, as they are designed to make installation easier and to increase their profits,” said Tom Mechler, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “A growing number of dealers are choosing Bosch control panels, and they can now turn to our long-time customer, a.p.i. Monitoring, for high-quality monitoring services regardless of the communication path being used.”