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What is the CondoSecure System?

CondoSecure is a complete security system specifically tailored
to highrise residential buildings. It allows security or concierge
personnel to monitor all of the security devices in the building,
from insuite alarm keypads, to sauna panic buttons & garage
exits, smoke detectors & panic buttons, it displays alarms in
real-time on a the operator’s display.

 

Will CondoSecure work in my building?

Yes. CondoSecure is designed to work with today’s most popular
security, fire and building alarm devices. CondoSecure works in
both new buildings as well as in existing buildings.

 

How does CondoSecure work?

The CS3200 Main Controller and CSp-Software links to the
insuite CS2020 Keypads. These have connections to the front
suite door as well as available connections for infrared detectors,
additional patio-door/window switches, smoke and CO alarms,
and panic buttons. Activation of these when armed will cause the
CondoSecure display software to show the alarm cause and
location on the security operator’s screen

 

Who uses CondoSecure?

CondoSecure has been used in condominiums, office towers,
hospitals, hotels, and other buildings just like yours around the
world.

 

Is CondoSecure difficult to set up?

Not if you are used to configuring standard alarm panels. A little
upfront organization is all that is required. CondoSecure is
programmed with riser connection information, how many risers
and what suite numbers are used in each.

 

Can I customize the look of my CondoSecure?

Yes. While CondoSecure comes pre-programmed with an
intuitive red, yellow, green and blue color scheme for devices in
alarm, trouble, normal status and ‘open’, you can choose a
customer building screen heading. Once you program the physical
connection information into CondoSecure, you are free to
layout the building suite numbers for the operator however you
wish.

 

Can I monitor an HVAC system with the CondoSecure System?

Yes. The CondoSecure System works with any devices that
provide dry-contact status output.

How does CondoSecure color coding work?

Usually, suite numbers are displayed in normal black-on-white
text. Open doors will flash blue while alarms will flash red. Armed
suites and common area doors are displayed as yellow. The
operator always has an instant “Bird’s-eye” view of the entire
building status. When alarms occur there is also an audible
alarm tone and additional visual cues to alert security staff.

 

 

I have an old, ‘orphaned’ insuite system.
Will CondoSecure work with the existing wiring?

Yes, in almost all cases. The CondoSecure
CS2020 Keypad fits over a standard single or 2-gang
electrical box with optional plates to fit 3 & 4-gang boxes. It uses
2 power wires and 2 communication wires (three comm. wires
for 41 to 80 story buildings). Existing buildings with only door
contacts can also be upgraded – simply use 4 of the existing
conductors in each riser multicable to connect the CS2020
insuite keypads.

 

Can I use CondoSecure to integrate my fire and security systems?

Yes, to a certain extent. CondoSecure is often used as a supplementary
fire system, connecting insuite smoke and CO detectors
to the insuite keypad, for monitoring and display on the CondoSecure
PC display.

 

Can I monitor more than one building from a single computer?

Yes. The CondoSecure software can connect to up to six towers
with CS3200 main controllers.

 

What kind of computer will I need?

CondoSecure Software runs on most modern desktop PCs,
laptops, flat-panel, and touch screen computers with Windows
7/8 operating system. The PC needs one available USB port for
connection to the CS3200 main controllers.

 

Our onsite guards are part time. Can we still use CondoSecure?

Yes. CondoSecure has an optional RemoteReport Dialer which
allows alarm reporting to CondoSecure certified Central
Stations, using standard alarm panel protocols, either for the
whole building or for individual suites that prefer a higher level of
security.

 

 

This information is for general use only – we reserve the right to change specifications without notice or obligation.