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April 01, 2009
Introducing the GS2060 GSM/GPRS Wireless Alarm Communicator

For Immediate Release


Back up Alarm Communication of Phone Line for Residential or Commercial Environments

ISC WEST -- Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – DSC is pleased to announce the GS2060 GSM/GPRS Wireless Alarm Communicator.

As more and more homes or businesses move away from traditional phone lines, towards Voice over IP or mobile phones, alternate delivery methods for alarm communication must be explored for security systems. The GS2060 GSM/ GPRS Wireless Alarm Communicator provides a FLEXIBLE solution for both residential and commercial environments. When connected to a DSC Power Series PC1864/1832/1616 control panel, alarm reporting paths can be combined through the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) if so desired, plus the GSM/GPRS channels. It conveniently utilizes the GPRS data channel of the GSM network as back-up to ensure high speed, RELIABLE and secure alarm communications. With the GSM/GPRS backup feature, any concerns about the possibility of phone line disruption is removed.

Through the GPRS channel of the GSM network, the GS2060 offers full data reporting and remote management for installers, saving time and reducing costs. With the use of DSC’s DLS IV downloading software, you can remotely program and configure the control panel, change user information, retrieve historical records, generate the status reports and maintenance details from a PC via the GPRS data channel.

With 128-bits AES encryption of the alarm signal on the GPRS data channel, central stations, installers and customers can be assured that this is the most secure alarm communicator offered. And with programmable (by seconds) supervision heartbeats, the communicator’s availability is fully monitored. The option of GSM/GPRS back-up or primary alarm communication provides a complete, supervised link to the premises and the added benefit of opening increased revenue streams for dealers.

The GS2060 connects to the PC-Link connector on the PC1864/1832/1616 control panel within the same enclosure, providing the GSM/GPRS connection that sends predefined SIA format codes to a central monitoring station. For the retrofit installation, simply install this communicator to an already existing control panel and the service is instantly UPGRADED to a dual-path alarm communicator. GS2060 can be programmed remotely by CONNECT 24. Activating and initializing the GS2060 is done using the automated telephone activation system or visiting the new web-user interface provided by CONNECT 24.

Customized cost-effective rate plans have been negotiated and are available through CONNECT 24 directly or authorized master resellers. Visit for more information.

DSC designs and manufactures exceptional products that work when it matters most.

For more information on the GS2060 GSM/GPRS Wireless Alarm Communicator ISC West booth #22001, or online at


Denise Bruley, Communications & Public Relations Program Manager

Tyco Safety Products, DSC

(905) 760-3000, ext. 2414


Tyco Safety Products Canada, through its leading brands DSC and Bentel, provide security professionals with products of superior quality and performance in more than 140 countries worldwide. They include alarm control panels, keypads, user interfaces, detection devices, alarm communication products, structured wiring and industry-leading alarm monitoring technology. More information on DSC can be found at


Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco had 2008 revenue of more than $20 billion and has 113,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at

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