DVACS Alarm Monitoring Conversion
For years, DVACS was the best way to monitor fire alarms and intrusion systems. The solid infrastructure behind DVACS is robust and provided fast and reliable signalling to monitoring companies. However, as technology has changed and progressed, DVACS are being slowly phased out and many clients and companies are looking to replace their existing systems.
Pasword Protection wants to make sure you have the protection you need.
DVACS in Decline
Because DVACS are the channel by which facilities and monitoring stations communicate, the fire monitoring equipment and systems on either end need to be manufactured specifically to work with DVACS.
Residential and commercial intrusion systems, which have grown exponentially over the past few decades, don’t use DVACS. They use digital dialers (phone lines), cellular, or IP for their communication channels as opposed to analog. From an economical point of view, it doesn’t make sense for manufacturers to produce equipment suitable for both digital and analog communication channels. Manufacturers are focusing on producing monitoring panels which can be certified to a number of different standards, making them useful for intrusion and fire monitoring together.
With no equipment being manufactured to use DVACS channels, new systems being installed will need to be on cellular or IP channels. The issue being faced by many companies is that while DVACS will be maintained, some monitoring companies are phasing out their monitoring programs of DVACS.
Pasword Protection can help with a transition out of DVACS with a reliable cellular or IP module.