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SecureLinc Wireless Home Security System

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by Tara W.

The SecureLinc Wireless Home Security System is easy to set up and even easier to use. It monitors your home and automatically calls up to four private phone numbers when an alarm is tripped. A separate 24-hour monitoring service is available for added protection. This kit includes everything you need to get started:

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Easy wireless setup and flexible programming
You can customize your setup for the kind of protection and monitoring you need. Use the main unit to program remote sensors and keychain controllers. Set up different alarm codes for different members of your family, and set up different sensors to trigger different responses. For example, you can tell the system to notify you when your children disarm the system in the afternoon, but not to trigger an alarm, so you'll know they safely arrived home from school.

Expansion throughout your entire house
The SecureLinc system supports up to 28 wireless zones and 2 wired zones, letting you monitor every room in your home. Add motion detectors and window/door sensors to this kit for more areas of coverage. An optional outdoor siren lets neighbors know when an alarm has gone off. Add wireless keypads to your home's main entryways to conveniently arm and disarm the system.

Optional monitoring service for greater protection
While not required, you can subscribe to a 24-hour monitoring service that will alert local authorities in case an alarm is triggered.

Highlights:

  • includes main unit, 2 keychain controllers, 3 window/door sensors, and 2 wireless motion detectors
  • system can be expanded to include as many as 28 wireless zones and 2 wired zones
  • optional monitoring service starts at $8.99 a month
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Main unit:
  • receives signals from wireless and wired sensors
  • blasts 85dB siren when alarm is triggered
  • calls up to 4 private numbers when an alarm is triggered
  • connects to a phone line and AC power
  • rechargeable backup battery
  • supports 8 independent user codes
  • operates X10-controlled lights or appliances (requires X10 Cable & Interface, sold separately)
  • PowerLink (sold separately) allows you to control system remotely from any Internet-connected computer; also allows visual surveillance when optional wired or wireless cameras are installed
  • UL-listed
  • wall-mounting bracket included
  • 10-13/16"W x 8"H x 2-1/8"D
Wireless motion sensors:
  • distinguishes between people and pets weighing less than 85 lbs.
  • True Motion Recognition minimizes false alarms
  • 40-foot 90° coverage
  • tamper switch alerts main unit when cover is removed
  • sends a low-battery message to main unit to alert you to change battery
  • 4-1/8"W x 2-7/16"H x 1-5/16"D
Keychain controllers:
  • arms and disarms SecureLinc Wireless Home Security System
  • can operate appliances, like garage doors and lights
  • battery included
  • 2-1/8"W x 1-1/4"H x 1/2"D
Window/door contacts:
  • magnetic contact alerts main unit when a door or window is opened
  • auxiliary input for connection to additional sensors
  • UL-listed
  • tamper switch alerts main unit when cover is removed
  • alerts main unit with low-battery message when replacement required
  • long-lasting lithium battery included
  • 3-3/16"W x 7/8"H x 15/16"D

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What's in the box?

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  • The Smarthome SecureLinc Wireless Home Security System contains:
  • Control panel
  • Ni-MH rechargeable battery (7.2V / 2200 mAh)
  • 6.5' Length of 20-gauge two-conductor wire
  • 4 Flat-head screws (Length=1")
  • 4 Wall anchors
  • 2 Resistors
  • Installer Guide
  • User's Guide
  • AC/AC Adapter (Input: 120VAC / 60 Hz--Output: 9VAC / 1000 mA)
  • Also included are the following individually packaged items:
  • Two Remotes--each box containing:
  • One MCT-234 4-button transmitter for home security system with attached key ring
  • Installation Instructions
  • Two Motion Detectors--each box containing:
  • One K9-85 Wireless Pet-tolerant digital motion detector
  • CR123A Lithium battery (3V)
  • 2 Flat-head screws (Length=1")
  • 2 Wall anchors
  • Installation Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
  • Three Magnetic Contact Transmitters--each box containing:
  • One MCT-302 Wireless Door/Window transmitter
  • Magnetic contact
  • 2 Pan-head screws (Length=3/4")
  • 2 Flat-head screws (Length=1")
  • 2 Wall anchors
  • CR2 Lithium battery (3V)
  • 47 k-ohm resistor
  • Instructions

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Features
Control Panel
Remote Transmitter
Motion Detector
Window/Door Contacts

Features

Overview: The Smarthome SecureLinc Wireless Home Security System is a full-featured, customizable security alarm system that connects in a fraction of the time of hardwired systems. It supports 28 wireless zones, and two hardwired zones, and has the ability to record up to 100 events in its internal log. The kit includes two 4-button wireless remote transmitters, 3 wireless magnetic window/door contacts, and 2 wireless motion detectors that can't be triggered by your pets.

Optional Alarm Monitoring: Your SecureLinc home security system can be monitored 24/7 by a professional central station that can dispatch the police, fire department, or rescue squad when there's an emergency at your home. Live alarm monitoring requires a low monthly fee without multi-year contracts or credit reports.

Control Panel

Programming: The control panel has large, easy-to-use backlit buttons and an LCD screen for programming the system. You can also mount an optional Wireless 2-Way Keypad (item # 72673962) by any entry to your home, where it will communicate your commands and act as a remote panel controller.

Built-In Siren: When it detects an alarm signal from one of the wireless sensors, the alarm system blasts an 85dB siren that not only protects your family, but also sends would-be thieves fleeing. An external siren (such as item # 72673931) can also be installed on the system, if desired.

Phone Dialer: You can program the control panel to dial out any private phone number (such as a friend or neighbor, your office, or your wireless phone), and play a pre-recorded message in your own voice, if connected to your standard telephone or cellular network (GSM Modem required). No dedicated phone line is needed. The system can be programmed to call you for non-alarm events, such as alerting you that your child arrived home safely and successfully disarmed the alarm.

PowerLink Web Interface: You can control your SecureLinc wireless security system remotely over a secure Internet connection with the optional PowerLink Web Interface Controller (item 73900PL, not sold by Crutchfield). Up to 4 wired or wireless cameras can be connected to the controller for a whole-house surveillance system.

Lighting/Appliance Control: The SecureLinc Wireless Security System can operate up to 15 X10-controlled lights or appliances, including 2-way appliances and those with dim/bright features. You can schedule lights to turn on or off to make your home look occupied while you're away, or turn on lights just before your arrival at night. Note: X10 interface and cable required for lighting controls.

Wireless Range: The control panel can communicate with the wireless security sensors up to 300 feet away.

Remote Transmitter

Overview: Each wireless transmitter, made by Visonic, can be used to arm and disarm the alarm system, as well as operate appliances, open/close your garage door, and control lights. It is powered by a replaceable 12V / 27A alkaline battery.

CodeSecure: When you press any of the four recessed buttons, the remote transmits a CodeSecure digital sequence along with a 4-bit function code associated with the button that was pressed. A different digital sequence is transmitted each time, eliminating the threat of code grabbing.

Specifications:

  • Operating Frequency: 315 MHz
  • Coding: 28-bit ID, 4-bit function code and 32-bit rolling code
  • Transmission Duration: up to 2 seconds
  • Power Supply: 12V alkaline battery, type GP 23A or equivalent
  • Battery Life Expectancy: 1 year (typical use)

Motion Detector

Overview: The Next K9-85 MCW wireless digital PIR (Passive InfraRed) motion detector, made by Visonic, will protect your house, while allowing your pets to move freely anywhere in the house. It is powered by a replaceable, long-life 3V Lithium battery. The transmitter sends a "low battery" message to the receiver to alert you to change the battery.

Optics: The K9-85 features a 3D cylindrical lens with uniform detection throughout its 40' operating range. It has 90° multiple-curtain coverage with a "wall" creep zone.

Pet Tolerant: The K9-85's Target Specific Imaging (TSI) technology is used for distinction between human beings and pets weighing up to 85 pounds.

True Motion Recognition: The advanced True Motion Recognition algorithm allows distinguishing between the true motion of an intruder and any other disturbances which may cause false alarms. A True Motion Event Verification switch lets you set the unit for one or two motion events before triggering an activation. After detection, the detector disarms itself to save battery power, then rearms in 2 minutes if there is no subsequent detection.

PowerCode: When activated, the unit will initiate an individual 24-bit PowerCode ID message, which identifies it to the target receiver. Each ID code is randomly selected from 16-million possible combinations, and is therefore unique and virtually impossible to accidentally reproduce. In addition, a smart, anti-collision algorithm prevents signal jamming by simultaneous transmission from multiple devices. Periodic transmission of supervision signals is used to confirm system connectivity at all times.

Tamper Switch: The unit has a tamper switch, which is activated when the cover is removed. A tamper report is sent every 3 minutes until the tamper switch is restored.

Supervision Message: A periodic supervision message is transmitted automatically. The target receiver is thus informed, at regular intervals, of the unit's active participation in the system.

Visual Indicators: The unit has an LED that lights for about 3 seconds upon transmission of alarm and tamper messages, and upon motion detection in the walk test mode. The LED flashes during the power-up stabilization period, or after restoring the tamper switch. It does not light during the transmission of supervision messages.

Mounting: The K9-85 should be mounted on a flat surface or an inside corner at a height of up to 7 feet.

Specifications:

  • Detector Type: Dual element low-noise pyroelectric sensor
  • Operating Frequency: 315 MHz
  • Number of Curtain Beams: 9
  • Maximum Coverage: 90°, 40' x 40'
  • Pet Immunity: up to 85 pounds
  • Power Supply: 3V Lithium battery, CR-123A, 1450 mAh (nominal capacity)
  • Battery Life Expectancy: 3 years (typical use)

Window/Door Contacts

Overview: Each wireless door/window transmitter, made by Visonic, can be used to protect doors and windows using a built-in magnetic contact that operates in conjunction with a magnet to detect the opening and closure of a door or window. It is powered by a replaceable, long-life 3V Lithium battery. The transmitter sends a "low battery" message to the receiver to alert you to change the battery.

Auxiliary Input: The transmitter has an auxiliary hard-wired input, programmable as either NC (normally closed) or EOL (end of line), for use with additional sensors, such as pushbuttons, detectors, door contacts, etc. An on-board DIP switch allows you to disable the magnetic-operated reed switch if only the auxiliary input is needed.

PowerCode: When activated, the magnetic contact and the auxiliary input initiate an individual 24-bit PowerCode ID message, which identifies it to the target receiver as a separate transmitter. Each ID code is randomly selected from 16-million possible combinations, and is therefore unique and virtually impossible to accidentally reproduce. In addition, a smart, anti-collision algorithm prevents signal jamming by simultaneous transmission from multiple devices. Periodic transmission of supervision signals is used to confirm system connectivity at all times.

Tamper Switch: The unit has a tamper switch which is activated when the cover is removed. A tamper report is sent every 3 minutes until the tamper switch is restored.

Supervision Message: A periodic supervision message is transmitted automatically. The target receiver is thus informed, at regular intervals, of the unit's active participation in the system.

LED: An LED lights whenever alarm or tamper events are reported. The LED does not light while a supervision message is being transmitted.

Specifications:

  • Operating Frequency: 315 MHz
  • Power Supply: 3V Lithium battery, CR-2
  • Battery Life Expectancy: 3 years (typical use)
 
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5 out of 5

SecureLinc+ is an Excellent Product

Written By JT, Orange County, CA on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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Very impressed with the product, especially its flexibility. With a long list
of operating features, this is obviously a professional level alarm system. The
capability of calling four separate private phone numbers, and remote
arming/disarming via phone are a big plus. The Keyfob controllers are a true
godsend. Depending on location and power/alarm hookup as in an exterior alarm,
Installation can be a breeze. But setup will be a challenge for those not
familiar with burglar terminology. Thank you, Crutchfield, for patiently
working with me to get to the bottom line of my many questions. I can now read
and understand most of the technical details of the installer and user manual.
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4 out of 5

Performance is Excellent, Setup is Challenging

Written By StevenT, Campbell, CA on Saturday, January 01, 2011
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The SecureLinc+ does everything that is advertised, and it has many expansion
capabilities for future use. The wireless sensors are amazing; they really work! I have
only two cautions for prospective buyers. (1) Setup and configuration are not easy. If
you have not done this type of work before, plan on spending 4-5 hours learning the
language and the configuration menus. (2) While the sensors are wireless, the central
console is not. It requires a location in the middle of your home that has both 110v and
a phone jack. Think about that place before you buy the unit.
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5 out of 5

Best Wireless Security System I've Seen

Written By Lebowski, Orange, Ca on Monday, April 19, 2010
 
The reason I bought this system was for its ability to dial personal numbers when an alarm (or alert) is triggered. Fortunately I have a land line but if you don't there is an accessory you can buy separately that allows the system to use a cellular network.

Once you start to understand the programming instruction flow, setup is very simple. There are just a ton of features you can enable during setup so be patient and definitely read the manual.

I recommend this for anyone looking to avoid high monitoring fees from other professional security systems while also wanting the functionality of a robust security system.

Tips for easy setup:
Read the manual
Program and enroll devices before installing on the wall
Do all your setup in a room where you won't be disturbed (garage, basement, etc)
Oh, and read the manual
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very capable, smart security system

Written By laurie, Newport Beach, CA on Friday, April 16, 2010
 
This is a very capable system and my family now feels safer with us having it. It took a little while to set-up so set aside some time to install but for the quality and price it is worth it.

With a little tweaking it works like a charm. You can do an incredible amount of customizing of settings.The range of the detectors seems to be really good & can be
placed pretty far away from the main unit and still operate well. I like this system and would recommend it.
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