DSC PG9938

PowerG 915MHz Wireless Panic Key

Dsc pg9938 powerg 915mhz wireless panic key

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The DSC PG9938 is a person panic key that a user can activate to quickly send for help. It is compact and water-resistant device that a user should have no problem keeping on them at all times. It also features an activation delay to reduce false alarms. Purchase the PG9938 from Alarm Grid.
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The DSC PG9938 Panic Key is a portable device that a user can activate to quickly send for help in an emergency situation. It features a large button that a user can press to alert the system and produce an alarm. It is also water-resistant and compact so a user can keep it on at all times.

Depending on its programming settings, the PG9938 can request police, fire or medical help. The device has a special activation delay feature that prevents a user from accidentally activating the device and causing a false alarm. However, the button is large and easy to identify, so a user should have no problem pressing the device in an emergency. It also features an LED light to provide a visual confirmation that a help command has been sent out.

A user has several options for keeping the panic key on them at all times. It can be attached to a keyring, or it can be secured around the neck with the included strap. The device also comes with a multifunction clip that allows a user to permanently mount the device on the wall or clip it to a belt. And since this is a PowerG Sensor, it features an impressive 2 km communication range with direct line of sight. It is also protected against hacking using 128-bit AES encryption.

NOTE: The maximum range for a PowerG Sensor when used with an IQ Panel 2 Plus System is only 2,000 feet in open air. This is considerably less than the advertised 2km range. The 2km range refers to when a PowerG Sensor is used with a DSC PowerSeries NEO System.

Brand: DSC

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Submitted on 12/19/2019 Alarm Grid

The DSC PG9938 is a single button panic key that works with alarm panels that support PowerG. This includes all versions of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, any DSC PowerSeries NEO with an added wireless transceiver, and any DSC Iotega System. The PG9938 is noted for its great wireless range, outstanding wireless security, and its large central button. It is a great panic button, and we have no issue giving it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things to like about the DSC PG9938. For starters, it is a PowerG Sensor. That means its offers a wireless range of up to 2 km in open air depending on the system it is being used with. It also utilizes 128-bit AES encryption in all its wireless communications. This makes it virtually impossible to hack or takeover wirelessly. And with the signal frequency hopping of PowerG, you will not need to worry about RF jamming attacks with this sensor. The device is built for use as a panic button, but you can really program it to function as a medical alert button, or even as a fire alarm button. Many users will use this device as a medical alert button, as it has a multi-function clip that allows you to clip it to a belt. You can also mount it on a wall using this clip. The device also has an LED light to let you know when wireless signals have been transmitted. Users typically like the fact that the fob has one large central button. This makes it easy to activate in an emergency. And accidental false alarms are prevented because the button needs to be held down for a second before it will activate.

There aren't really many downsides to the DSC PG9938. The biggest is that it only has one (1) button. This limits the way you can use the device. Many users prefer to get a key fob with more buttons so that they can perform more actions. But if you just need a simple fob with a big button, then this is for you. We give it 5 Stars.

Good: Great Wireless Range, 128-Bit AES Encryption, Signal Frequency Hopping, Multi-Function Clip, LED Light, Large Central Button, Requires Minimum Button Hold

Bad: Only 1 Button

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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