In 1990 DSC acquired Sur-Gard, a competitor specializing in central station monitoring equipment, and in 1998, added to the family of brands with the acquisition of Italian security product manufacturer, Bentel.
The SG-System I Multi-Format Receiver has a small footprint but there is no compromise to its mighty performance. It allows central stations to receive alarms via traditional Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) telephone lines or over an optional IP connection (using DSC’s T-Link or GS series of products). With the ability to accept multiple communication formats from control panels, the amount of physical receivers required can be reduced – saving valuable space and cost output.
Sur-Gard Systems Console software is an easy-to-use Windows™-based utility used to control up to four System II systems. The software connects via the receiver’s Ethernet port from any network computer providing a number of remote diagnostic tools such as communications debugging and real time status of all subsystems. Other features include date and time synchronization, edit and archive configuration options, as well as a virtual event log.
SG-System III delivers complete auto-switching redundancy to provide backup. For example, if the primary CPM stops working, the secondary unit automatically takes over all duties until the problem is resolved. The System III has a built in power supply backup. Both the primary and secondary Power Supplies perform load sharing so in the event of a failure of either power supply, the alternate will automatically take over without any user intervention.