Wireless Touchscreen Keypads
When it comes to wireless alarm systems, the control panel itself doubles as a keypad. You can Arm and Disarm your system and make programming changes right from the panel itself. But if you want to control your system from multiple on-site locations, then you will want to add one or more keypads. In most cases, wireless keypads are for wireless systems. The panel will be able to communicate with the keypad wirelessly. These keypads typically have pretty impressive range, and you should be able to use a wireless keypad from a pretty nice distance from the main panel. Check the device specifications for more information.
When it comes to choosing a keypad, you must make sure that the device is compatible with your system. Keypads are usually pretty exclusive to certain manufacturers. These devices are usually made exclusively for a certain type of system. For example, if you have a Honeywell System, you will want a Honeywell Keypad. If you have a Qolsys System, you will want a Qolsys Keypad. If you have a 2GIG System, you will want a 2GIG Keypad. This general rule applies across nearly any manufacturer. Again, check the compatibility for a wireless touchscreen keypad before purchasing. You will want to be sure that the device can work with your system.
There are many ways that wireless touchscreen keypads communicate with alarm systems. It varies depending upon the panel that is being used. Some panels integrate with wireless keypads through WIFI connections. Others use RF connections and learn into specific keypad zones. The pairing process is usually fairly unique and can vary between different systems. Make sure to follow the instructions for your system. Once you complete the pairing process, you will be able to use the keypad to control your system
Depending on the keypad, you may be able use the device for deep-level programming. Other keypads are for arming and disarming only. Some keypads will provide additional features, such as allowing you to control your smart home devices or providing a convenient weather forecast from the main menu. Again, this is dependent upon the keypad model. Check the features for the keypad.
Keypads are great for controlling your system from on-site locations. However, some users find that other solutions work better for them. For example, a user might prefer a key fob that they keep in their pocket for easy Arming and Disarming. Other users might just use their smartphone to access Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. These interactive service platforms allow for Arming and Disarming. Other users might even mount a tablet to the wall and use an app to control their system. There are many options available, and end users have great flexibility in choosing what works best for them. Remember, you can always speak with an Alarm Grid system planner to discuss your options. The best way to reach us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.