Visonic's PowerLink2 is the most comprehensive Internet-based solution for advanced home security and control. It enables alarm central stations, security service providers and homeowners to leverage the full power of Internet connectivity to take their home security, safety and automation to the next level.
At the most basic, PowerLink2 offers a plug and play broadband IP event notification solution. And, with connection to up to 12 cameras placed around the premises, PowerLink2 can expand to an IP-based video alarm verification solution offering smart recording and fast forwarding of events to the alarm central station.
With more and more homeowners moving to VoIP communications, leaving behind PSTN lines, broadband becomes an ideal method for cost-free alarm event notifications delivery to central stations. Visonic's PowerLink2 Internet-based home control and surveillance system features built-in IP-based event notification capabilities. By simply plugging the PowerLink2 system into a free port on the home router, the alarm system is connected to the IP receiver at the central station -- with no need to configure the system or the router. This provides a true plug and play experience for both the security installer and alarm central station. In addition, PowerLink2 provides a rapid supervision mechanism, enabling the central station to enjoy commercial-grade line supervision to all connected home security systems at zero cost.
Utilizing PowerLink2 as an IP-based event notification solution requires that Visonic's PowerManage (IP Management Platform) be implemented as an IP receiver at the central station.
As PowerLink2 is fully integrated with the PowerMax home security system, it has the ability to send alarm time images based on real motion detection, which significantly reduces the cost to service providers and hassle to homeowners of false alarms.
The system enables central stations to receive image alarm verification information within seconds of the alarm time compared to the several minutes it takes with GPRS or PSTN-based alarm verification solutions. Moreover, alarm time images can be forwarded to the homeowner's email or mobile phone for immediate view and verification. By the time the security service provider calls, the homeowner already knows if the person that activated the alarm is authorized to be there or is an intruder. This means that the police or a central station guard is sent to the premises only when truly necessary.
PowerLink2 is not only a broadband event notification solution but a full-grade service platform that enables service providers to offer enhanced, web-based security and surveillance services to their customers. Homeowners can login to the secure PowerLink2 web portal, accessible from all standard PC and mobile phone browsers, and via an easy-to-use interface control their home security system, view its status, control X-10 compliant home devices and view live and alarm time recorded video from wireless and wired IP cameras. In addition, homeowners can set up the system to notify them by email or mobile phone text message whenever security, home devices or camera events occur.
The PowerLink2 mobile interface is designed to be easily used with touch-screen mobile devices and any other mobile phones via their browsers. There is no need to install additional software.
PowerLink2 is offered with the Visonic PowerManage - IP Management Platform. The IPMP serves as an IP receiver in alarm central stations as well as a full grade service platform for consumer web services. By implementing the PowerManage, service providers gain full control over the PowerLink service, including account and service management, billing, messaging, and much more. PowerLink2 also allows service providers to remotely maintain and configure the PowerMax security system via the Visonic PowerManage.