Wired Alarm Keypads
Wired alarm keypads are input devices that connect with a security system using a hardwired connection. In most cases, a wired alarm keypad will interface with a wired security system in order to be used as its primary controller. Many wired alarm keypads also bring an additional function to the security setup, such as Z-Wave home automation, so that the user is able to get the most out of their security system.
Most hardwired security panels do not feature an included keypad or touchscreen for controlling the system. The user will need to add a wired alarm keypad that will be used for arming and disarming the panel and making necessary programming changes. The device will be hardwired into the security panel so that it can be used as the primary controller for the system. Most users will put the wired alarm keypad in an easily accessible location so that they can quickly arm and disarm their security system whenever they need to.
Although a wired alarm keypad may resemble a security system, users should remember that they are not stand-alone devices, and they cannot function on their own. The security system is the “brains” of the setup, and a wired alarm keypad is merely a controller for the system. That being said, a properly functioning wired alarm keypad is still a very important aspect of a home security setup, since it is often the only way to control an alarm system.
Many wired alarm keypads provide additional features for security systems, making them convenient add-ons that allow users to get the most out of their setups. For instance, the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch also serves as a Z-Wave controller, allowing a user to add Z-Wave devices and home automation to their home security setup. Meanwhile, the 6160RF also serves as a wireless receiver so that users can utilize wireless sensors and security devices with their system. When browsing our wired alarm keypads, keep in mind that you may be able to add some new capabilities and functions to your security system that you did not already have.
Often, a user may add multiple wired alarm keypads to their home security setup. This can be useful for situations in which a user wants to be able to control their system from multiple rooms inside their home or business. For example, having one keypad by the front door and another by the back door will allow the user to quickly disarm their system no matter which side of the house they decide to enter. Do keep in mind that there may be a limit to the number of keypads that can be added to a single security system.
When purchasing a wired alarm keypad, you will want to remember that many alarm keypads are only designed for use with certain systems. For instance, the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch is only for use with Honeywell Vista systems, and it cannot be used with other any other systems. Make sure that the wired alarm keypad you decide on is capable of working with your security system before purchasing.