[DSC] How can I extend my siren...

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Old 07-12-16, 08:34 AM
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[DSC] How can I extend my siren...

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My siren is located in my basement, and is difficult to hear on the second floor. I'd like to be able to come up with a wireless solution to extend the siren to the second floor. Something like a wireless siren would be great, but for my product, one doesn't exist (or I can't find it). So my question is, what mixture of equipment/sensors can I use to trigger a signal to send to a module/speaker so that it goes off when my siren is going off? My original thought was something that plugs into an outlet (speaker/receiver) and something that will send a signal to the sensor when the siren goes off that is connected to my board.

I can't seem to figure out what I need, or if there is an easier way to go about this.

I have a DSC pc1832 w/rfk5501 keypad.
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Old 07-13-16, 08:10 PM
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It would be a bit of a kludge, but you could put an inexpensive 12V power supply in or near the remote location, with a relay on the output to switch your siren. To control the relay, you use a standalone single channel receiver:

Linear Digital Receiver - DXR-701

You use a transmitter with a hardwire input that you trip using relay controlled by one of the PGM outputs on the DSC panel programmed to change states with the alarm activation:
Universal Window Transmitter For Homes - DXT-31

Any 12v relay will do the trick.
 
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Thanks for the solution. I figured it would be something like this. My other thought was to use a different technology like X10 or insteon, get an outlet with a receiver in it and a transmitter to the PGM outputs. Not sure if that would work exactly but I might just try your solution.

Strange DSC doesn't have a wireless alarm for the pc18xx series.
 
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The problem is getting such devices to pass UL standards. Because the power series panels are marketed as commercial grade systems, it's not worthwhile to develop a compatible device that can't easily get the UL seal.
 
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You could always use a 30 watt siren or move the siren to the 1st floor(depending on what siren you have now)
 
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