Overview: The Sensaphone Model 800
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. Designed for desktop
or wall mounting, the Model 800 is simple to install, program and operate; no
changes to standard electrical or telephone service are required. When connected
to a telephone line, it will respond to an alarm by dialing up to eight separate telephone
numbers. When the call is answered, an "Alert Condition" message is delivered in
the user recorded voice.
Built-In Sensors: The Model 800
features built-in sensors to monitor a variety of conditions - High sound level,
AC electrical power failure, and Battery backup conditions. In addition to the
800'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 temperature sensor for monitoring
temperature where the 800 is installed.
8 Alert Zones:
The 800 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 800 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 800 may have more than one sensor connected to
the same alert zone either in parallel (Open contacts) or series (Closed
Note: Do not use sensors, switches or relay that supply any voltage or
current to the Model 800.
Keypad: Programming and operating of the 800 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 800 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: The LEDs on the unit's front-panel provide on-site
alarm and status information. The 800 features four LED indicators - System On,
Phone In Use, Alarm, and Battery OK.
Security Code: The Security Code is the last step after setting all
other programming parameter for the Model 800. The code consists of a 4-digit
number you select and will effectively prevent unauthorized changes to the Model
Telephone Connection: The Model 800 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 800 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 800 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 800 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 800 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 800 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.
Voice Messages: The 800'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 800 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
Built-In Speaker: When the Model 800 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 800'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 800 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 800 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 800's locations. When calling for a Status
Report, the microphone permits listening to on-site sounds for a programmed time
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.
Power Supply With Battery Backup: The Model 800 is provided with a DC
power transformer that will plug into any standard 120 VAC outlet and a battery
backup (batteries not included) that enable the unit to continue function if AC
power is removed. To ensure reliable operation, the Model 800 features power
backup capability; in the event of AC power failure, six C-cell alkaline
batteries (not included) will continue to power the unit for approximately 24
hours. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
Built-In Surge Protection: The Model 800 has built-in surge
protection, however, it is recommended that additional protection be obtained
for the unit and for any electronic equipment that is attached to your power
supply and telephone lines.
Built-In Clock: The Model 800 has a built-in clock. If the AC power
fails, the clock will continue to keep time until the battery back-up fails.
Mounting: The Sensaphone 800 can be either Flat or Wall mounted. The
Model 800 can be mounted on top of a desk or other horizontal surface. The 800
can also be wall-mounted via the unit's rear-panel keyhole slots and using the