Both IP communicators connect seamlessly to a security panel’s dialer ports, enabling them to report alarm information from any system that utilizes Contact ID protocol – no reconfiguration of the security panel is needed. The MIP communicators allow systems to be monitored primarily over IP with the option to add a phone line for backup.
With a traditional phone line costing up to $50 per month, buildings with monitored security systems stand to save a substantial sum of money through the use of an existing IP line and elimination of one phone line per security panel. For owners of multiple buildings, the savings can add up to a sizeable amount quickly.
Dealers can also benefit from the MIP-2UD’s upload/download features, wherein many cases, they can resolve issues remotely or analyze troubles to reduce the amount of labor needed to fix system issues onsite.
On the central station side, VisorALARM Plus IP receivers are required to capture all signals sent through Honeywell Power’s MIP communicators. These receivers integrate easily into the architecture of most central stations. VisorALARM Plus IP receivers are also compatible with the IPDACT line of fire alarm IP communicators, making it easy for facilities to standardize their fire and security alarm communications for added cost savings and reliability.
The reliability of security system reporting improves dramatically through the MIP communicators’ increase in supervision. The MIP’s connection to the central station can be tested every 30 to 90 seconds, versus the once-a-day test performed on POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) lines. For added reliability, all data transmissions are secured using the industry’s highest level of encryption: AES 512 bit.