This Is Where You Start Building
The DSC 1832 Wireless Ready Security Kit is a powerful home security starter kit with room for a great expansion. Everything you need to launch your home security is contained in this affordable and reliable monitoring system.
Everything You Need
First, you'll need a control panel to run the system. That control panel needs power and phone line connection. Then comes the keypad. The keypad arms and disarms your accessories and is your emergency connection to an alarm monitoring company. All of these items are included in this convenient kit along with simple do-it-yourself installation.
Then, there's the accessories. This is where you boost your security system's capabilities. What's great about this system is that it eliminates guesswork when selecting accessories. Included is an interior surface mount siren, loud enough to wake you from a deep sleep, and a digital PIR (Passive Infrared) motion detector with pet-immunity to avoid false alarms. With the included accessories you get 8 hardware input zones- great coverage for a beginner alarm kit.
Ready For Expansion
If you want to expand your system (add motion detectors, door and window sensors, etc.), this alarm kit supports up to 32 hardwired or wireless zones and supports up to 8 key pads. It's ready for expansion when you are.
The Past and The Present
To keep past and present POWERSERIES systems flush, this alarm system is backward compatible with all previous generation modules and key pads, except this one has over 100 new features.
Among the new products comprising the updated POWERSERIES product platform are three new control panels. Each control panel shares a universal hardware/software design that ensures an equal and rich feature set and easy future expandability. With near limitless capabilities, the control panels seamlessly integrate with our award-winning Internet and network alarm communicators (T-Link), industry-leading visual alarm verification module (VVM110), SKYROUTE wireless alarm communicator and other specialty modules, wireless devices and structured cabling solutions. If you're already familiar with POWERSERIES, the new platform will be an easy transition for you. Despite the addition of a number of value-added features, traditional programming remains unchanged, as does the installation process.
Features Now Standard Throughout the POWERSERIES Platform
- SIA CP-01 compliant
- Partitionable auto-arm timer
- Zone follower output
- No activity arming
- Automatic Contact ID
- Day zone
- PGM output timer
- Cross zoning
Features New to the POWERSERIES Platform
- 500-event buffer
- Single architectural design for universal feature set
- Full module compatibility across POWERSERIES platform
- Retains backward compatibility with all POWERSERIES modules
- Hardware/Software architecture easily accommodates
- future expandability
- Programmable daylight savings time
- Night zone
- Time function key
All POWERSERIES control panels are compliant with the Security Industry Association (SIA) CP-01 standard. As more and more cities begin to incorporate this standard into their alarm ordinances for new installations, the occurrence of invalid alarm activations will be significantly reduced or eliminated.
POWERSERIES control panels are fully compatible, and backward compatible, with all available keypads and modules across the platform.
|What's in the box||(1) Power1832 Alarm Control Panel - Cabinet 9.25 x 8.25 x 3
(1) RFK5500ENG - LCD Full-Message Keypad w/ Wireless Receiver
(1) LC-100-PI - Digital PIR Detector w/ Pet Immunity
(1) 16V40VA Plug-in Transformer
(1) BD4-12 12V, 4Ah Backup Battery
(1) SD-15 15-Watt Interior Surface Mount Siren
(1) RJ31X Telephone Jack and Cord
- I agree with the comments that it is more complicated to install ...Review by Joseph
- A little disappointed with the Home Security Store advice as ...Review by Mark
I have 15 zones and 4 keypads and was told it would handle everything as-is. However, it turns out I need an expander zone for 8 more zones as the board has only 8 on it. And I went over the board power capacity and needed an add-on Power Supply Module due to load. (Posted on 12/9/13)
- DON'T BUY THIS SYSTEM UNLESS YOU ARE A CERTIFIED ALARM INSTALLER.Review by Bill
- This is the most cumbersome and complicated 3 piece system to ...Review by Vinnie
- The PC1832 kit did take some time to read through all documentation, ...Review by Mike
I replaced an older wired system, and have a combination of wired and wireless sensors. From my research, this was a good value, and great way to start with what you need, and expand as you wish. (Posted on 3/9/13)
- After a lot of research I decided on the DSC Hybrid for two key ...Review by Scott
The home security store offered the best overall pricing along with great customer service once you reach them. Be prepared to wait on hold for Tech support although it's worth it compared to waiting for an overseas scripted support center.
Knocked off a star do to DSC not offering a wireless horn solution for my out buildings. I'll have to find a separate transmit/receive kit to hook up with the PGM output. (Posted on 2/8/13)
- I have no prior experience installing alarm systems and I got ...Review by Dave
- I pulled out an old 2 zone alarm panel we had and replaced it ...Review by Steve
- I am a total novice at programming alarm systems, but with the ...Review by Shanna
- Get the EnvisaLink 2DS with this and get text alerts and remote ...Review by MARK
- Well today i was able to get my system installed. From start ...Review by name withheld
- Replaced an existing Brinks/Honeywell system with this. All the ...Review by Chuong
- I recently upgraded to the 1832 panel because I wanted the wireless ...Review by Ike
- This is a very nice basic hardwire alarm system with wireless ...Review by Dustin
- We had someone break in our house, and decided that we needed ...Review by Chad
Installation was straight forward. I spent a lot of time in my attic, stringing wires to a closet. I installed an outlet near the closet, in the attic, and ran the wire (not included, 18 gauge lamp cord) down to the panel, through some PVC conduit, so that it would look nice, and be protected. I put the panel near our most used door, and ran the 22/4 wire back to the panel. I also used the 22/4 wire to reach the motion sensor in the garage. I used 16 gauge speaker wire (also not included) to hook up both the indoor siren, and the larger siren (installed in the attic, facing out of a vent). I just put both of the sirens on the +/- bell outputs, and they both work fine.
Programming was not too difficult for me. You must read the manual, and take the time to understand it. If you are having trouble, there are online forums out there that can help you. I did not need to call the homesecuritystore (yet). To be fair, I did not program the phone communications, so that could be harder. Setting up the internet enabled EnvisaLink 2DS was a breeze, just follow the few directions that come with it. When it comes to programming your wireless sensors, start with zone 9, so that if you ever want to add more to your hardwired system, you can. And, remember to add the wireless attribute to the zone, as well as assign it as a delay or instant, or what not.
When installing the resistors, be sure to put them at the end of the line. They fit just fine inside the little wired sensors. I used some shrink tubing to cover the splices. The idea is that if you put them at the end of your line, the system will detect if your line has been cut, or spliced together, negating the sensor all together. It is a little more work than just sticking them in the panel, but provides a lot of protection.
I am happy so far with this kit. It has brought the peace of mind that I was hoping for. (Posted on 10/17/11)
- This is a great system that you can easily expand. It actually ...Review by Robert
- I called ADT and got an estimate and was only offered enough ...Review by name withheld
- nice buy. used for almost 8 months now withou any problem. Great ...Review by name withheld
- I bought this to replace my GE NX-8 system that I had been locked ...Review by Damon
- This kit is great because you get the best of both worlds, wired ...Review by Franklin
The receiver portion of the keypad seems to have good range. I have the keypad in an upstairs bedroom, and am able to use the wireless key fob in the 1st floor garage. I walked all over a large two story house, and get good signal all over the house, and immediately outside the house. The included siren is not very loud and for interior use, the siren would be okay for a condo or apartment. For a single family home, you probably would want to order an exterior loud decibel siren to mount outside.
The door to the cabinet doesn't stay shut by itself. So you may want to order the Camlock accessory. Otherwise you have to use two small screws in the pre-drilled holes in the door to secure the door so it doesn't flap open. That is what I did, and it works fine.
Three recommendations I have if you buy this system. (1) Read the included manual cover-to-cover. (2) Fill out the worksheets. (3) Set the system up on a bench, and bench test and program, before you install it. Doing these three things will give you a very good understanding of the system, and will make the final installation a breeze. (Posted on 4/13/10)
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Main Control Panel Features
|Hardwired Zones||32 (3 x PC5108)|
|Keypad Zone Support||Yes|
|On-board PGM Outputs||PGM 1 = 50 mA
PGM 2 = 300 mA
|PGM Expansion||8 x 50 mA (PC5208)
4 x 500 mA (PC5204)
|User Codes||32+ Master Codes|
|Event Buffer||500 Events|
|Battery Required||4 Ah / 7 Ah / 14 AHr|
|Bell Ouput||12 V / 700 mA (cont)|
|Power Supply||16.5 VAC/40 VA @ 60 Hz|
|Current Draw (Panel)||110 mA (Nominal)|
|Auxiliary + Output||11.1 – 12.6 VDC/550 mA|
|Bell Output||11.1 – 12.6 VDC/700 mA|
|Operating Environment||32° to 120° F
(0° to 49° C)