The DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N is a wired Alphanumeric Keypad with PowerG Transceiver for DSC PowerSeries NEO Systems. This is the same keypad as the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N, except that the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N has English words on its function keys. Both can be used as the primary system keypad.
When you look at both the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N and the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N, either keypad controller can be used as an initial keypad for a DSC PowerSeries NEO System. They are both Alphanumeric Keypads, meaning that they can both be used for deep-level system programming. Both keypads also have an integrated PowerG Wireless Transceiver, and adding either one will allow you to begin using PowerG Sensors with the system. Since most new PowerSeries NEO users will need an Alphanumeric Keypad for programming, and the users will likely want the option of using PowerG Sensors with their systems, either the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N or the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N makes a good initial keypad option for the DSC PowerSeries NEO. This keypad supports two (2) lines of 16 characters each, for a total of 32 characters that can be displayed on the keypad's LCD screen.
The big difference between the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N and the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N is that the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N has English words written on its function keys, while the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N has icons and symbols instead. This is referring to the function keys that are used for Stay, Away, Chime, Reset, and Exit. Whether you prefer one or the other will not have a big difference in the way that the keypad is used. Officially, the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N is primary option from DSC, simply due to the fact that the symbols/icons make the keypad suitable for English and non-English users alike, while the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N might seem out-of-place for users who do not speak/read English. However, the two keypads can largely be used interchangeably, especially for those fluent in English.
In addition to its convenient function keys, there are some other huge benefits to the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N Keypad. As we mentioned earlier, being Alphanumeric is extremely important, as it means that the keypad can be used for deep-level system programming. You definitely want to have at least one (1) Alphanumeric Keypad on your DSC PowerSeries NEO System, as you need one for programming the system. Having at least one (1) PowerG Transceiver on your DSC PowerSeries NEO System is also very important if you intend on making the system capable of supporting wireless sensors. There isn't a real benefit to having multiple PowerG Transceivers in most cases, but it's not like having multiple PowerG Transceiver Keypads will result in any sort of penalty either. That being said, you shouldn't necessarily go out of your way to add multiple PowerG Transceiver Keypads, as there is zero benefit to doing that. However, if you happen to end up with multiple PowerG Transceiver Keypads on your DSC PowerSeries NEO System, then so be it.
Generally speaking, you should only get the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N Keypad if you still have yet to add a PowerG Transceiver to your DSC PowerSeries NEO System. Otherwise, the only reason to add multiples of this keypad is if you really like the English phrasing for the function keys. But most users are perfectly fine just getting one (1) PowerG Transceiver Keypad for their PowerSeries NEO - either the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N or the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N - and then getting basic, non-PowerG Keypads to serve as additional keypads as needed. Though, you can certainly add multiple DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N Keypads to your system if the English function keys are very important to you.
There are also some other good benefits to the DSC HS2LCDRFP9ENG N Keypad. It has a backlit screen and backlit keys for easy operation at nighttime and in the dark. There is also an input/output terminal for added functionality The five (5) programmable function keys have English text, as was mentioned previously. You can also adjust the backlight for the keypad, and the keypad's buzzer is also adjustable. As a DSC PowerSeries NEO Alphanumeric Keypad, this keypad controller will display the system's current arming state when it is not actively in use. There is also an LED light on the keypad that shows the current arming state for additional functionality. All the mounting hardware for the keypad comes included. It is ready to go, either as a primary PowerSeries NEO Keypad, or as an added keypad to provide system control in a secondary on-site location. Please note that this keypad does not provide proximity tag support.
- Product Type: Wired Keypad
- Compatibility: DSC PowerSeries NEO
- Display Type: Alphanumeric (16x2 Character LCD Display)
- Proximity Tag Support: No
- Wireless Transceiver: Yes (PowerG)
- Backlit Keys: Yes
- Backlit Screen: Yes
- Programmable Function Keys: Five (5) w/ English Text
- Input/Output Terminal: Yes
- Emergency Keys: Fire, Medical, Panic
- Adjustable Backlight: Yes
- Adjustable Keypad Buzzer: Yes
- Wall-Mount Tamper: Yes
- Temperature Range: 14°F to 131°F (-10°C to 55°C)
- Voltage Rating: 13.8VDC Nominal Power from Panel
- Panel Connection: 4-Wire Corbus
- LED Status Light: Yes
- Dimensions: 6.61" x 4.80" x 0.79" (168mm x 122mm x 20mm)
- Weight: 9.17oz (260g)
- Mounting Hardware: Included