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Ari Erenthal

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Bosch B465 Fire and Intrusion Alarm Communication Dialer for Bosch and 3rd Party Fire Panels

Ari Erenthal November 29, 2021 12:30 PM

More properties are having problems communicating fire and intrusion alarm signals over POTS. As telephone companies convert their transmission equipment from copper to fiber, communication failures are becoming more common.

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Bosch RPS Software v6.11 Features and Benefits for Intrusion Detection Systems

Ari Erenthal November 22, 2021 12:30 PM

In the past, intrusion detection alarm panels were programmed by entering hexadecimal codes into keypads. This was practical because the alarm panel was limited to a small number of features and you could only choose from a small number of...

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Benefits and Best Practices: Glassbreak Detection

Ari Erenthal November 8, 2021 15:57 PM

When designing an intrusion detection system, you want to cover all points of potential penetration. By that, we mean you want to identify every opening in the structure and give the alarm panel some way of determining when a person has used that...

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Bosch Access Management System (AMS) Reader & Credential Format Options - Wiegand and OSDP

Ari Erenthal August 24, 2021 19:50 PM

Bosch offers two options when it comes to access control system protocols for readers and credentials within the Access Management System (AMS) ecosystem: OSDP and Wiegand. Below, Ari Erenthal and Rick Bennett explain the Wiegand and OSDP reader...

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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 November 17, 2021 14:34 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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