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Ari Erenthal

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Does alarm panel firmware matter? What does Bosch's new firmware v3.11 include?

Ari Erenthal July 30, 2021 12:49 PM

Bosch is always making improvements to their intrusion panels through firmware updates. Firmware version 3.11 is now available. This latest update adds features and functionality to make it easier to create a customized security solution for your...

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Bosch Security Manager (BSM) App Released for Intrusion Detection

Ari Erenthal July 21, 2021 12:24 PM

The Bosch Security Manager (BSM) mobile app gives you control over your Bosch B and G Series intrusion panels remotely from your mobile device. With system management at your fingertips, you can control all aspects of your intrusion system,...

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Bosch B Series and G Series Intrusion Detection System Wire Length Limits

Ari Erenthal July 2, 2021 19:48 PM

We know we can get a bit technical...maybe a little more than a bit technical from time to time. So, here's a short and sweet post that is useful for specifiers and installers of Bosch B9512G and B8512G intrusion alarm control panels. We've...

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Bosch B and G Series Control Panel Enhancements and RPS Update

Ari Erenthal June 16, 2021 11:30 AM

Bosch is excited to announce the release of firmware version 3.11 for B and G Series control panels and RPS Remote Programming Software version 6.11.

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Replacing telephone lines with IP for alarm communication (POTS) - Alarm over IP

Ari Erenthal May 14, 2021 11:57 AM

Ari Erenthal, the MidChes intrusion alarm specialist for our team, evaluated the current status and reliability of using telephone (POTS) lines for modern security alarm communications. We've written many articles over the past few years about...

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Bosch Access Management System (AMS)

Ari Erenthal May 24, 2021 22:41 PM

Bosch's Access Management System (AMS) v3.0.1 combines high-end access control features and high-scalability from 1000 to 200,000 users and from 32 to 10,000 doors.

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Intrusion Detection System and Keypad Basics

Ari Erenthal April 8, 2021 11:59 AM

Over the years, our team has compiled dozens of educational and tutorial videos designed to provide a basis of knowledge about intrusion detection systems and the equipment commonly used as part of those systems. We have compiled nearly 50 videos...

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What is a Seismic or Shock Sensor for Intrusion Detection?

Ari Erenthal March 29, 2021 12:42 PM

Seismic detectors look for vibration like that caused by a saw or drill. Lots of people rely on big, heavy, metal boxes to keep their valuables in. Of course, we’re talking about safes and vaults. The problem is that safes don’t keep people out,...

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What is a Request to Exit (REX or RTE) Detector? Bosch DS150i and DS160 Overview

Ari Erenthal March 22, 2021 18:00 PM

Building codes are written to help balance security, safety, and standard operations. That is, the ability of building owners to keep unauthorized people out while enabling people within the building to exit quickly and easily in case of a fire.

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What is a Door Alarm Sensor or Door Contact?

Ari Erenthal March 18, 2021 13:57 PM

A door alarm sensor is a magnetic device which triggers an intrusion detection alarm control panel when a door is open or closed. It comes in two parts, a magnet and a switch. The magnet is secured to the door, and the switch is connected to a...

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