Market survey results for alternate sensor communications

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This document presents the results of a system analysis and market survey of commercially available alarm communication systems for potential use as an alternate sensor communication system. Only those systems that report alarm/sensor information to a central control panel were considered. The communication systems surveyed include wireless radio frequency (RF) systems, spread spectrum systems, fiber optic systems, twisted pair/copper wire, cellular systems, and other types of communication equipment. All systems are commercially available, and most information was obtained by telephone conversations with the manufacturer, personal interviews at security conferences, and countless reviews of the manufacturers` data sheets. Many systems were ... continued below

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Rivas, R.R.; White, K.R. & Turnage, L.C. February 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This document presents the results of a system analysis and market survey of commercially available alarm communication systems for potential use as an alternate sensor communication system. Only those systems that report alarm/sensor information to a central control panel were considered. The communication systems surveyed include wireless radio frequency (RF) systems, spread spectrum systems, fiber optic systems, twisted pair/copper wire, cellular systems, and other types of communication equipment. All systems are commercially available, and most information was obtained by telephone conversations with the manufacturer, personal interviews at security conferences, and countless reviews of the manufacturers` data sheets. Many systems were identified, but only those that met a minimum set of system requirements were included. Other systems that appeared to be applicable usually did not provide adequate data encryption or could not interface directly to the system. While such features could be incorporated using additional hardware, doing so would make the system more expensive and conflict with the idea of purchasing a single unit that meets the minimum set of requirements. Several systems greatly exceed the scope of this project and utilizing such systems would mean investing in more capacity than is really needed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006439

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  • Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96006439
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0351
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/206544 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 206544
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666215

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Rivas, R.R.; White, K.R. & Turnage, L.C. Market survey results for alternate sensor communications, report, February 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666215/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.