Visonic Compact Wireless Home Security System. Self-Monitoring home security system with no monthly monitoring fee required. Calls your cell phone or 4 Private telephone numbers of choose.
The Home Security Visonic Powermax Design Express is unique among alarm systems and is EXCLUSIVE to Home Security Store, meaning you won't find it anywhere else. Meant to protect against burglary, fire, and even tampering, the Design Express is not only sleek and stylish so as to fit with any home decor, but it features a powerful all-in-one, self-contained panel that simultaneously functions as controller, receiver, sounder and keypad. This control panel is equipped to monitor and collect data from an unprecedented 28 wireless zones, as well as 1 additional hardwired zone. That means that no matter how large your space is, you can integrate various motion, flood & smoke detectors, window & door contacts, sirens, additional keypads, and more!
The Home Security Powermax Design Express Kit has different functions depending on whether it is in an armed or disarmed state. In its armed state, the system will initiate an alarm when disturbance is detected in any of the armed zones, i.e. the PIR detector sensing unauthorized motion in its designated zone. On the other hand, while in its disarmed state the system will provide you with visual status information, and will trigger an alarm if smoke is detected (if you integrate a smoke sensor) or when a disturbance occurs within a 24-hour zone.
You can't get more stylish than the Home Security Powermax Design Express Kit. Featuring 8 changeable skins in different vibrant colors including brown, baby blue, canary, ivory, slate, gun metal, silver and evergreen, you can match your alarm kit to virtually any style and color decor within your home. Sticking and unsticking your color skin is easy and will leave no unsightly residue behind.
Control Panel Features
PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network)
The Home Security Powermax Design Express is unique among alarm systems of its kind as it features a sophisticated in-built PSTN alert feature. Let's face it, you can't stay at home all day. So while you are away or simply at work during the day, this system will keep you notified of any disturbances occurring at your residence by simply calling you (through a landline connection) or another private telephone number with a unique siren signal signifying either a FIRE, a BURGLAR or another emergency. Acknowledgment of the message is required and simple to do, but in case you miss the call, the system will continue to reach you until you are properly alerted. The PSTN feature is useful for anyone wanting to control their alarm system remotely also. Simply use your private phone to dial into your Express Kit and you can both arm or disarm your system using a series of executable commands right from your keypad.
Looking After People Left at Home
If you have elderly or disabled loved ones who are frequently left at home, the Powermax Design Express is designed specifically to cater to precisely this situation. The Design Express Kit can be programmed to perform contrary to the system's usual behavior and monitor when motion is NOT detected. Indeed, it is only natural that even the most immobile of elderly and disabled persons will move at least occasionally, whether to turn over in their sleep, or to simply grab something from the kitchen. You can, however, set a “lack of motion” time limit that will trigger an alarm if motion hasn't been detected for a long period of time. The countdown will restart if motion is detected at any moment within the time frame.
Optional GSM Module
Additionally, the Home Security Powermax Design Express Kit can be expanded to include a GSM module (not included). A GSM module is useful both because as a cellular-based device, it can provide backup protection in case your PSTN connection is down, so you'll never miss a single crucial alert in case of a burglary. More impressively, however, a GSM module will allow you to both send and receive SMS (text) messages to and from your private cellular phone. The Express Kit can be programmed to alert a maximum of 4 pre-selected telephone numbers to TEXT in case of an emergency, while arming, disarming and other remote commands to your system is as simple as sending a 1 to 3 word SMS message instantly.
PLEASE NOTE: While the PLINK2 Module available in the accessories tab is also compatible with this unit, you may not use a GSM module with the PLINK2 accessory simultaneously.
(2) Visonic Miniature Wireless Contact - MCT-320
The MCT-320 is meant primarily for protecting doors and windows. The MCT-320 uses a built-in magnet that works in conjunction with a magnetic contact to detect precisely when a door or window are being opened/closed. The MCT-320 is ideal for both your home or business, while its very small size is convenient both because it is virtually invisible and easy to install.
The MCT-320 also features a unique anti-collision algorithm that prevents what is known as "signal jamming" by the simultaneous transmission of multiple devices. The MCT-320 is able to transmit periodic "supervision signals" to confirm that your system is connected at all times.
(1) Visonic Wireless Pet Immune Motion PIR Detector 85lbs - K9-85MCW
The Next K9-85 MCW is a PowerCode wireless digital PIR detector designed to enable homeowners to secure their homes while allowing their pets to move freely anywhere in the house. Employing Visonic's patented "Target Specific Imaging" optical system (TSI) and unique pet identification software algorithm, the Next K9-85 has an unprecedented capacity to reliably distinguish between human bodies and pets weighing up to 38 kg (85lb).
(1) Visonic 6-Button Miniature Wireless Two Way Keyfob - MCT-237
The MCT-237 is a 6-button miniature wireless 2-way keyfob with an icon-based LCD display designed for arming and disarming the security system, as well as for emergency signaling, query for status and home automation applications. It provides instant visual and auditory feedback regarding the system status and whether a command has been successfully executed, so that users can always be certain that the system has carried out their command.
Unique to the PowerMaxPro and PowerMaxComplete security and control systems, the MCT-237 offers the ultimate in ease and performance by integrating an LCD screen in a 2-way keyfob.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the event of a power failure, how long will the back-up battery power the Design Express?
The battery can power the Design Express for approx. 24 hours.
In the event that the alarm is triggered, how long will the alarm sound before the Design Express resets itself?
The alarm will sound for approx. 4-5 minutes before resetting.
Is the Design Express compatible with a VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phone, such as Ooma?
Unfortunately our alarm systems do not work with VOIP phone.
Is the Design Express alarm system X10 compatible?
Unfortunately the Design Express system is not X10 compatible. For an X10 compatible alarm please see the PPRO211GSM or PPRO211 systems.
Can the Design Express be used without monitoring?
Yes, the Design Express can be used merely as a noise maker if you'd prefer.
|What's in the box||(1) Controller, Receiver, Sounder, and Keypad
(1) 6-Button keyfob (MCT-237)
(2) Miniature Wireless Contact (MCT-320)
(1) Wireless Pet Immune Motion PIR Detector (Next K9-85 MCW)
(1) Backup Battery
(8) Changeable Color Skins
- I was a bit skeptical at first but now I'm glad I went with this ...Review by Tom L.
- System works great, no problems at all and extremely easy to ...Review by Kristin
- System works great but it took us some time to figure out how ...Review by Dennis Barklely
- the system seems of a good quality but I found the manual to ...Review by Claudio
- I just got my PowerMax Express in the mail last week. Was having ...Review by Idleman
- I think the system is very good. I have added additional motion ...Review by Donald
I added independent motion lights (Night Guardian Ultra Eye) as a separate security level.
My third level of security will be motion detection IP cameras on my home network.
I am a firm believer of overlapping independent systems. (Posted on 12/28/12)
- Just set this system up with GPS. It works pretty well with a ...Review by Drew
1. The pet tolerant motion detector does not work. My 28 lb dog sets it off. So I will have to only use it when I take him with me or eliminate from the system.
I also bought some magnetic door sensors that I could not enroll so I will have to return them. Other than that, it is a decent DIY system and seems to function pretty well. (Posted on 10/6/12)
- Good solid security system at a reasonable price. Took a couple ...Review by Byron
- I purchased and installed this alarm prior to taking a trip to ...Review by Kim
- It is a very good alarm system, and it's very easy to install.Review by Walter
- Pre Sale support (answering questions etc.) - Excellent Product ...Review by name withheld
Product - Good (with exception of pet immunity claim - explained below)
Product reference material - Bad
Technical support - OK
I'm going to explain the Bad rating.
The manual was incorrect (EG wrong icon symbols listed in the manual). The factory presets were not noted in the reference material so I programmed over the presets. The result? The installation took three times longer than it should have.
Tech support is OK, if you have a LONG time to wait on hold until you get to speak to a technician. But all of the technicians that I spoke to are competent.
I still have an issue with the sensor because it is supposed to have "pet immunity" of up to 85 lbs; instead, my 14 lb cat is triggering the motion detector and thus the alarm. I've been trying to resolve with technical for several weeks now and the matter remains unresolved.
Overall, I cannot recommend in good faith until they correct the reference manuals.
(Posted on 11/7/11)
- System works very well. It was very easy to set-up and install.Review by name withheld
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|Zones number||28 wireless zones, 1 hardwire input|
|Hardwired Zone Requirements||2.2 kΩ E.O.L. resistance (max. resistance of wires 220 Ω).|
|Zone Types||Interior follower, interior, perimeter, perimeter follower, delay 1, delay 2, 24th silent, 24h audible, fire non-alarm, emergency, gas, flood, termperature and home/delay.|
|User codes||8 codes, 4 digits each (9999 different combinations). Code 0000 is not allowed.|
Note: ForSIA CP-01 compliance, when using MCT-234 an external siren must also be used.
|Display||Single line, backlit 16-character LCD|
|Arming modes||Away, Home, Away-Instant, Home-Instant, Latchkey, Forced, Bypass|
|Alarm inhibited during a single arming period (swinger stop) after||1, 2, 3, alarm/tamper/fault, or not inhibited (programmable / selectable)
Note: To comply with EN requirements, the swinger stop should be set to 3.
|Alarm types||Silent alarm, siren alarm (future option) or sounder (internal) alarm, in accordance with zone attributes|
|Siren signals||Continuous (intrusion / 24 hours / panic); triple pulse - pause - triple pulse... (fire)|
|Siren (bell) timeout||Programmable (4 min. by default)|
|Internal sounder output||At least 85 dBA at 10 ft (3 m)|
|Supervision||Programmable time frame for inactivity alert|
|Data Retrieval||Alarm memory, trouble, event log|
|Real time clock (RTC)||The control panel keeps and displays time and date. This feature is also used for the log file by providing the date and time of each event.|
|Compliance with U.S. standards||USA: (FCC) CFR 47part 15 and par 68, UL 1023, UL 985, UL 1635, UL 1637, SIA CP-01
Canada: RSS 201, ULC S545-02, ULC C1203, CSA C22.2#205
On the bottom (side) panel of this equipment is a label, that contains among other information, a product identifier in the format US:VSOAL03BPMEXPRESS. If requested, this number must be provided to the telephone company.
|Compliance with European CE standards||The Powermax Express has been certified to EN 50082-1, EN301489-3,7, EN61000-4-6, EN60950, EN300220, EN50130-4, EN50130-5, EN50131-3, EN50131-6 tested by the Dutch testing and certification body Telefication B.V.|
|GSM standards||Europe: Complies with CE standards 3GPP TS 51.010-1, EN 301 511, EN301489-7
USA: FCC 47 Part 22 (GSM850) and Part 24 (GSM1900)
EMC standard: FCC 47 Part 15
|Operating Frequencies (MHz)||315 (in USA & Canada), 433.92, 868.95 or other UHF channel per local requirement in the county of use|
|Receiver type||Super-heterodyne, fixed frequency|
|Receiver range||600 ft (180 m) in open space|
|Antenna type||Spatial diversity|
|Coding||PowerCode and/or CodeSecure™|
|External AC/AC adapter||
|Current drain||Approx. 70 mA standby, 1600 mA peak at full load|
|Minimum battery voltage||4.8V
Note: For CE compliance the battery backup period shall exceed 12 hours.
|Backup battery pack||4.8V 1300 mAh, recharable NiMH battery pack, p/n GP130AAM4YMX, manufactured by GP or equivelant.
Note: For compliance with UL standards the battery backup period shall exceed 24 hours.
|Backup battery pack||4.8V 2200 mAh, recharable NiMH batter pack, p/n GP230AAHC4YMX, manufactured by GP.|
|Battery test||Once every 10 seconds|
|Built-in modem||300 baud, Bell 103 protocol|
|Data transfer to local computer||Via RS232 serial port|
|Report destinations||2 central stations, 4 private telephones|
|Reporting format options||SIA, Pulse 4/2 1900/1400 Hz, Pulse 4/2 1800/2300 Hz, Contact ID, Scancom.|
|Pulse rate||10, 20, 33 and 40 pps - programmable|
|Message to private phones||Tone|
|Ring detection||The unit does not support ring detection without DC voltage present on the telephone lines.|
|Operating temp. range||14°F to 120°F (-10°C to 49°C).|
|Storage temp. range||-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C).|
|Humidity||85% relative humidity, @30°C (86°F)|
|Size||193 x 178 x 50 mm (7-5/8 x 7 x 2 in.)|
|Weight||658g (23 Oz) (with batter)|
Wireless Motion Detector - NEXT K9-85 MCW
|Detector type||Dual element low-noise pyroelectric sensor|
|Lens data||No. of Curtain Beams:
NEXT PIR MCW: 9 + 5,
NEXT K9-85 MCW: 9
Max. Coverage: 12 x 12 m, (40 x 40 ft) / 90°
|Pet Immunity (NEXT k9-85 MCW Only)||Up to 38 kg (85 lb)|
|Internal battery||3V Lithium battery, type CR-123A. For UL installations, use Panasonic, Sanyo and GP only.|
|Nominal battery capacity||1450 mA/h|
|Standby current drain||Approx. 0.025 mA|
|Battery life (with LED on)||Typically over 3 years|
|Battery power test||Performed immediately upon batter insertion and periodically after every several hours|
|True motion event verification||2 position selector - 1 (OFF) or 2 (ON) motion events.|
|Alarm period||3 seconds|
|Visual indications||LED Lights for about 3 seconds upon transmission of alarm & tamper messages and upon motion detection in the walk test mode.
LED Flashes during the power-up stabilization period, or after restoring (pressing) the tamper switch.
LED Does not light upon transmission of supervision messages.
|Rearm timer||Reamrs the detector 2 minutes after the last alarm. Timer disabled in the walk test mode – not applicable for the DD243 version (see section 1).|
|Frequency (MHz)||315 (U.S. version), 433.92, 868.95, 869.2125, 869.2695 or other frequency according to local requirement|
|Transmission sequence||3 data bursts at variable intervals within 3 seconds|
|Encoding||24-bit ID, over 16 million possible combinations|
|Total message length||36 bits|
|Tamper alert||Reported when a tamper event occures and in any subsequent message, until the tamper switch is restored.|
|Supervision message||Signaling at 60 minutes interval (U.S. version), 15 minute interval (UK version) or according to local standards.|
|Height||1.8 - 2.4 m (6 - 8 ft). For NEXT K9-85 MCW, the recommended height is up to 2.1 m (7 ft)|
|Installation Options||Surface or corner|
|BR-1||Surface mounted swivel bracket, adjustable 30° down and 45° left/45° right.|
|BR-2||BR-1 with a corner adapter|
|BR-3||BR-1 with a ceiling adapter|
|RFI Protection||>20 V/m up to 1000 MHz|
|Operating Temperatures||-10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F).|
|Storage Temperatures||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F).|
|Compliance with standards||Designed to meet FCC Part 15 and Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament. En 50131-1 Grade 2 (detector with back tamper switch) / Grade 1 (detector without back tamper switch), Class II. Telefication is the certification body for NEXT PIR MCW & NEXT PIR T MCW.|
|Size (H x W x D)||94.5 x 63.5 x 53.0 mm (3-11/16 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/16").|
|Weight (with battery)||70 g (2.5 oz)|
|PATENTS||U.S. Patents 5,693,943 - 6,211,522 - D445,709 (another patent pending)|
Miniature Wireless Contact - MCT-320
|Frequency (MHz)||315, 433.92, 868.95, 869.2125 or according to local requirements (UL has only investigated at 315 MHz).|
|Transmitter's ID code||24-bit digital word, over 16 million combinations, pulse with modulation|
|Overall message length||36 bits|
|Power source||3 V Lithium CR-2 type battery, Panasonic, Sanyo or GP only
Caution! Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
|Battery life expectancy||5 years (for typical use)|
|Battery supervision||Automatic transmission of battery condition data as part of any status report.|
|Operating temperature||-10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F)|
|Dimensions||51 x 30 x 21 mm (2 x 1-3/16 x 13/16 in.)|
|Weight (including battery)||36g (1.27 oz)|
|Standards||USA (315 MHz): CFR47 part 15 (FCC) UL 634, ULC C634
Europe (433.92, 868.95, 869.2125): ETSI EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1: (2002-08) , EN 50130-4:(95) & A1 : (98) & A2: (03)
EN 300 220-2 V2.1.2 :2007, EN 300 220-1 V2.1.1 :2006 EN 60950-1: 2006, EN 50130-5: 1998 EN 50131-1 :2007, CLC/TS 50131-2-6:2004
|Note||If triggered more than 218 times every day of the year, the product will not comply with the Belgium standards|
6-Button Keyfob - MCT-237
|Frequency (MHz)||315, 433, 868.95 or according to local requirements|
|Modulation||ASK (ON-OFF keying)|
|Transmission Range||The transmission range depends on the sensetivity of the receiver. When the MCT 237 is used with Powermax Express @ 315 MHz, the typical line of sight reception range according to UL testing requirements is up to 55 m (180 ft).|
|Battery||1.5 V AAA alkaline battery, type GP or equivalent|
|Current consumption||85 mA during transmission|
|Battery life expectancy||2 years (for typical use)
Note: If transmission is still possible despite the battery condition, the unit will send a low battery signal to the receiver.
|Control functions||Home Arming, Away Arming, Disarming, System Partition/Status, AUX 1 and 2|
|Operating temperature||-10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F)|
|Dimensions||75 x 38 x 18 mm (2-15/16 x 1-1/2 x 11/16 in.)|
|Weight (including battery)||36 g (1-1/4 oz)|
|Compliance with standards||CE/RTTE and EN 50131-1 Grade 2, Class II|
|USA||(FCC) CFR 47part 15, UL 1023, UL 985, UL 1635, UL 1637|
|Canada||RSS 210, ULC S545-02, ULC C1023, CSA C22.2#205|