ipDatatel’s Cellular Alarm Transceiver (CDMA) (the "Cellular CAT" or "Product") is a cellular radio that connects directly to the Tip & Ring of an alarm control panel. The Product transmits alarm signals via Verizon’s Cellular CDMA network. The Cellular CAT is compatible with most alarm controls that transmit Contact ID (CID) format transmitted from its digital dialer communicator. This installation manual provides wiring examples for DSC, Honeywell, GE controls, and generic wiring examples for other alarm control brands. The Product can also provide virtual key-switch access via smartphone (if alarm control has key-switch feature), and the web, as well as alarm monitoring notifications via text/push, email, and computerized voice call.
The Cellular CAT technology replaces outdated conventional phone lines (POTS) to provide cellular alarm monitoring transmissions over Verizon’s Cellular CDMA Network. By capturing the data transmission from the alarm control’s digital dialer output, the Product emulates an alarm receiver. The Product also resolves the communication problems that Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) services create that can chop-up alarm signal transmissions. Alarm retransmissions are made using Contact ID format and can be sent to your central station’s alarm receiver via landline or direct by IP. Alarm signals are normally routed to your central station; however, signals such as open/close can be routed directly to the customer. These automated features of the Cellular CAT provide you control over what signals are sent to the central station, helping save on monitoring costs