Overview: The Sensaphone Model 1800 is a full-programmable,
environmental monitoring system that offers extensive on-site and remote
monitoring capability to small businesses, private homes, farms, greenhouse,
computer rooms, and remote facilities. It can monitor equipment and
environmental conditions using eight universal Zones, built-in power failure
detection, and sound level monitoring. The Sensaphone 1800 also features several
communication options: user-recordable voice, numeric pager, and alphanumeric
pager (wireless phone text message). The Model 1800 is simple to install,
program and operate; no changes to standard electrical or telephone service are
required. The 1800 is the ultimate choice for multi-zone industrial monitoring
Weatherproof Enclosure: The 1800 comes in a sealed,
weatherproof, lockable enclosure (NEMA-4), making it suitable for harsh or
corrosive environments. The unit comes with hardware for wall or panel mounting.
Terminal connections for Zones, outputs and power are easily accessible from the
front of the unit. Mount the enclosure in a position that allows easy access to
the Zone terminal block and keypad. Also, there must be a power outlet and
telephone jack close by. The 1800 enclosure can be locked by installing a small padlock through the loop on the
front door of the enclosure.
Note: The Sensaphone 1800 should be mounted and operated in a
clean,dry environment. The unit is microprocessor-controlled and as a result
it should not be installed near devices that generate strong electromagnetic
fields. Such interference is typically generated by power switching
equipment such as relays or contactors. A poor operating environment may
result in unwanted system resets and/or system lockup. The temperature range
the unit can operate in is 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C). If the unit needs to
operate below freezing, a heater should be installed nearby.
Built-In Sensors: The Model 1800 features built-in sensors to
monitor a variety of conditions - Sound level (requires optional external
microphone), AC electrical power failure,
and Battery backup conditions. In addition to the 1800's built-in ability to
monitor for power failures and to listen to the sound of a smoke detector, there
are also eight external inputs that can be connected to a variety of sensors to
monitor temperature, water on the floor, humidity, and much more. One of the
eight external inputs already comes with a weatherproof temperature sensor for monitoring
temperature where the 1800 is installed.
Note: Do not use sensors, switches or relay that supply
any voltage or current to the Model 1800.
8 Alert Zones: The 1800 is equipped with eight alert zone
connections. Optional Sensaphone sensors can be added to extend monitoring
capabilities to include the following - Intrusion or unauthorized entry, Water
leaks and seepage, Temperature, Humidity, Equipment operation, and many other
condition that may require unique monitoring solutions. These optional sensors
can be connected to the 1800 using 18-26 gauge wire. Each sensor can be several
hundred feet from the unit, as long at the total resistance of the circuit is
not greater than 50-ohms. The Model 1800 may have more than one sensor connected
to the same alert zone either in parallel (Open contacts) or series (Closed
Keypad: Programming and operating of the 1800 is accomplished
by using the unit's keypad. Programming features include Zone Configuration,
Temperature Settings, AC Power Settings, and Alarm Settings.
Status Reports: In addition to communication and alarm
monitoring capabilities, the Model 1800 will also respond to your instructions
and provide you with access to information on monitored conditions at all times.
The status of each monitored condition is readily obtained at the unit's
installation site, or remotely by telephone. By issuing commands to the unit,
either at the installation site or over standard telephone lines, the following
features may be activated - Acknowledgment of existing alarms, The Status Report
on all monitored conditions, and Limited programming. At the close of every
Status Report, time is provided for listening to on-site sounds.
LED Indicators: On the front of the unit are LED
indicators to show the operating status. Each zone (including power, sound and
battery) has a status LED indicating the alarm status of the Zone. There is also
an LED to indicate if the Output is On, an LED for Phone In-Use status and an
LED for System-On status.
Security Code: The Security Code is the last step after
setting all other programming parameter for the Model 1800. The code consists of
a 4-digit number you select and will effectively prevent unauthorized changes to
the Model 1800's programming.
Telephone Connection: The Model 1800 features a RJ-11 LINE
and EXT connection. Your incoming phone-line plugs into the RJ-11 LINE
connection and your telephone plugs into the RJ-11 EXT connection. The 800 will
operate with all standard analog telephone lines that accept pulse or tone
dialing. The Model 1800 cannot be used on an extension line to dial its own
telephone number. Also, it may not be installed on a party line, pay telephone
line, or digital telephone system.
Dial-Out Telephone Numbers: The Model 1800 can store up to
eight 48-digit phone numbers. These are the numbers that will be called during
alarm dial-out. In the event of an alarm, the numbers are dialed sequentially, 1
though 8. The Model 1800 can be set to cycle through your eight dial-out numbers
from 1 to 255 calls (15 calls if only one telephone number is programmed) during
an Alarm Dial-Out.
Alarm Dial-Out: When an alarm is detected, the Sensaphone
1800 can notify up to eight people by making voice phone calls. It will continue
to make phone calls until someone responds to the call. The voice messages can
be custom recorded, so you get to describe each alarm message that it speaks in
your own voice. The Sensaphone 1800 can also be programmed to send an alarm
message to a numeric beeper/pager. The message will include the Sensaphone's
telephone number and the Zone numbers that are in alarm. The phone interface
includes a line seize feature so that extension phones are automatically
disconnected when it needs to make an alarm phone call. The 1800 not only makes
voice phone calls, but can send text messages to cell phones and alphanumeric
Voice Messages: The 1800's digital speech recording feature
allows you to record custom messages from each of the 8 Zones and an ID Message.
This means that when the 1800 calls you during an alarm, you will hear a
personalize Voice Message identifying the unit and telling you exactly what
alarm condition exists. You can record a separate message for each of the four
Zones. The message can run a maximum of 5 seconds. The ID Message can be a
maximum of 8 seconds.
Built-In Speaker: When the Model 1800 dials out to report a
alarm, it also audibly recites the alarm message through it's speaker. The Local
Voice Mute command allows you to turn off the speaker at the Model 1800's site
during alarm dial-outs and status call-ins. This feature is used to prevent
intruders or unauthorized person from hearing the alarm dial-out message or from
hearing the Status Report during an off-site call.
Built-In Microphone: The Model 1800 is provide with a
built-in microphone which is used to monitor high sound levels produced near the
installation site. The sensitivity of the microphone is configurable and will
detect a continuous as well as a pulsating alarm. If this sound level exists for
8 consecutive seconds or for the programmed length of time, the Model 1800 will
dial out with an alarm message. During an alarm dial-out, the microphone allows
four-second intervals to listen-in to sounds at the Model 1800's locations. When
calling for a Status Report, the microphone permits listening to on-site sounds
for a programmed time interval.
Output Relay: A built-in output relay is provided to switch
an external device either automatically, or manually. You can use it to have a
local light or siren trip when an alarm occurs, or even to set off a local alarm
when the phone line is cut or unplugged. You can even use it to control a dual
setback thermostat to change the temperature remotely.
Built-In Clock: The Model 1800 has a built-in
clock to time-stamp logged events. The
1800 also includes a 3V lithium battery to retain the date and time when the
main power is off. The lithium battery should provide 8-10 years of service
Power Supply w/ Battery Backup: The Model 1800
includes an DC power transformer that will plug into any standard 120 V AC outlet. The Sensaphone 1800 also includes a 12V
2.2AH sealed lead-acid cell rechargeable battery for system back-up in the
event of a power failure. The battery will provide approximately 12 hours of
backup time. Actual backup time will depend upon the temperature, battery age,
and dialing activity. The battery is located behind the main panel.
Note: The 1800 will automatically charge the
battery whenever the power switch is turned on and the power transformer is
plugged in. The unit also includes special circuitry to prevent the battery
from being damaged in the event of an extended power outage. The battery
should provide approximately 5 years of service before needing replacement.