DSC WS4959 - 433Mhz Wireless 5-Button, 12 Channel Key Fob Reviews
Submitted on 05/08/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC WS4959 Key Fob is a 433 MHz key fob for various 433 MHz security systems. Compatible systems include the DSC Impassa, the DSC PowerSeries Systems with an added wireless receiver, and the 433 MHz Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. The key fob allows a user to control their security system or trigger an emergency panic from anywhere within range. The key fob is also fairly unique in that it offers a 5th button for toggling between different modes. This allows for up to 12 inputs from one single key fob. We really like the DSC WS4959, and we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the DSC WS4959. For one, its 5th center button is pretty nifty, as it allows a user to toggle between three different modes. The actual commands are performed by pressing any of the surrounding four buttons. This means that up to 12 different functions can be performed using this one key fob device. We also like the LED light, which is useful for determining whether or not a command was sent out. You can also use the light to determine if the battery needs to be replaced.
There are some downsides to the DSC WS4959. The key fob uses a battery, and that battery will need to be replaced every few years. Making matters worse is that this is a CR2025, which can be easily confused with a CR2032. Make sure you get the correct type of coin battery. Also, while the 5th button function is neat, it may be difficult for some users to figure out. But these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop the DSC WS4959 from earning a 5 Star rating.
Good: 12 Different Functions, LED Light
Bad: CR2025 Battery, 5th Button Function Can Be Confusing
Bottom Line: 5 Stars