ipDatatel BAT vs. NX-595E Plug-In for NX-8V2

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Red face ipDatatel BAT vs. NX-595E Plug-In for NX-8V2

Almost purchased an ipDatatel BAT at AMOZON and paid for a monthly fee at alarmdealer.com for self-monitoring or central station service (undecided). Not consider alarm.com due to cost. Just found out Interlogix NX-595E Plug-In (Manual Date: 18AUG15) could be installed for self-monitoring at no monthly fee or central station service for a fee.

Called and challenged ipDatatel sales, “to justify a monthly fee for self-monitoring when the ip/network data are available and accessible over the internet via a Web browser or a Smart Phone APP (SecurSmart), while a monthly fee is not required from others, such as, Interlogix APP (UltraSync) and EvisaLink 4?”

If not mistaken, limited zone descriptions/bypass functions are available for NX-8V2 via SecurSmart APP. Not sure about UltraSync APP. Thought UltraSync should have all functions/zone descriptions, etc. since it is designed by Interlogix. DL-900 software is compatible with NX-595E, hence, no need to buy the NX-584 plug-in for serial port communication purpose.

Appreciate someone who has experiences on NX-595E to share the following info:
• Are there limitations on functions in UltraSync APP, such as, zone bypassing, etc.?
• Are there limitations on Zone No. or Zone description in alarm notifications in UltraSync APP?
• Is there any UltraSync product review available on Internet?
• Pros and cons on UltraSync vs. SecureSmart APP.
 
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In general, an application that is native to the host alarm system is going to be better integrated, and more feature rich.

The application is essentially a web enabled keypad, so you would be seeing everything that you would see on a local keypad.

CNET review: UltraSync for iOS - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
 
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NX-595E Plug-In for NX-8V2

Agreed. The CNET review is a little confusion. Thought the Interlogix UltraSync is for the security alarm system only. Not sure whether it can provide automation functionality. Thanks.
 
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NX-595E Demonstration in Youtube

Found a video clip in Youtube about how to "By Pass" a zone and to "Arm" in the smart phone UltraSync APP. Don't understand the foreign language, but it is self-explanatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHyqaGv82A
 
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NX-595E Use Experience

This post is to conclude the queries in the earlier posts of this thread and share the experience of using NX-595E in a NX-8V2 panel with LCD keypad (NX-1192) and an expander (NX-22), as well as the experience of using DXL900 in a Window 7 laptop and UltraSync APP in iPhone. For those who plan to use SmartPhones to ARM or DISARM a home security system, and to receive incident report via emails without involving a central station, you may consider NX-595E. There is no monthly service fee involved in using UltraSync. A small monthly fee is required for a similar product BAT from ipDATATEL.

The NX-595E plug-in installation and configuration were very straight forward. The NX-595E plug-in board was not shipped with the required 3-wire data cable (22 GA). Need to purchase one 12” bell cable (3-wires 18 GA) from Lowe’s. Home Depot did not have suitable ones.

The UltraSync APP configuration was also very straight forward and its use is very intuitive. The DXL 900 software included an old “HELP” manual for the DL 900 software, which was not very helpful. It took some efforts to figure out how to back up or “RECIVE” data from the control panel to the host computer, and to restore back-up or “SEND” data from the host computer to the control panel in NX-8V2. Be careful for not messing up your NX-8V2 control configuration with the manufacturer’s default.

We can now ARM, DISARM or BYPASS ZONES remotely from iPhones. In the event of an incident, the NX-8V2 alarm system will dial out to Phone 1, then Phone 2 via Google/OBI202 ipphone line. At the same time, an email with the details of the incident including zone description will be sent to three email addresses from NX-595E. Additionally, an old iPOD Touch was used as a camera, which will send emails with video clips to the iPhones with PRESENCE APP. We should be able to verify the incident report from NX-8V2/NX-595E with the PRESENCE free video clips, and take action accordingly. Thanks for those who contribute ideas and experiences in the DIY forum.

NOTE: If the internet is not reliable from the ISP or the cable modem/router/network failure, the alarm alerts and reports won’t be available when it requires. The last line of defense is the deterrence of the intruders by the local sirens initiated from the NX-8V2 alarm system.
 
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