Panel Connections

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Panel Connections

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Panel Connections

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All the Alarm Systems that are being monitored by a Central Station must implement some type of Panel Connection from that system to the Receivers at the Central Station.
The various Types of Panel Connections in use at the Central Station are defined in the Panel Connections Form.
Each Subscriber should have the Type of Panel Connection, that their Alarm System's Control Panel is using to Communicate to its assigned Receiver, defined for each CSID identified in the Subscriber Panels section of the Central Station Data Form.
Note: Panel Connection Types are easily assigned to groups or sets of Subscribers based on selectable common characteristics (e.g., all having the same type of Control Panel, same Town Code, same Receiver, are being monitored for same Dealer) using the Panel Connection Maintenance dialog.


To access the Panel Connections Form, on the Main Menu Select Maintenance, Choose Central Station, then Click Panel Connections.
System Defaults - There are four predefined, Panel Connection Types. identified by the System Defaults message.
3.Direct Line
4.Encrypted Line
These predefined Panel Connections can not be deleted.


Panel Connections Form


This Panel Connections Form may be Re-sized by Dragging the Top and/or Bottom up or down, and/or the Right side in or out.
Navigation Menu - The Navigation Menu is located at the top of the Panel Connections Form.



This Navigation Menu provides the normal Record Movement, New, Edit, Delete, Cancel, Save, and Refresh options; as well as special Print and Search functions.


Record Editing section - The details of the currently selected record are displayed below the Navigation Menu at the center (Main Body) of the Panel Connections Form.


Table View tab - A tabular (spreadsheet style) Table View of the currently defined Panel Connections is accessible by Clicking the Table View tab at the bottom of the Panel Connections Form.



To display a specific Panel Connection record in the Record Editing section, Click on that record within the Table View section, or use the Search Icon (see the "Using the Special Functions" section later in this chapter).
This Table View information may be Pinned in Place by Clicking the Pin Icon on the right.



Panel Connections Form - with Table View tab Pinned Open


You may Un-Pin this Table View by Clicking the Pin Icon again.
Click on any listed record to display that information in the center (Main Body) of the Form.
There are three columns of data in this Panel Connections Record Listing:
1)Panel Connection ID - The record number which identifies this Panel Connection entry.
2)Description - The Description for this Panel Connection entry.
3)System - Listed as True ("T") if the Panel Connection is one of the System Defaults, and False ("F") if it is not.
Each column's Header Name describes the data contained in that column.
Clicking on a Header Name will set the order in which the Panel Connections will be listed.
Clicking on the same Header Name will set the order in the opposite direction (ascending vs. descending).



The Header Name that is determining the Order of the list will have an Icon indicating the Order displayed next to that Header Name.
To define the various (additional) Panel Connections types:
Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuNewIcon to start the Panel Connection entry in the Record Editing section.
Connection ID - This is the system assigned record number which is inserted automatically when the record is initially saved.
Description - Enter a Description of this Panel Connection entry.
The Description may up to 30 characters in length and include upper and/or lower case letters, numbers, spaces and normally used punctuation marks.
Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuSaveIcon to record this Panel Connection entry.
Repeat this process, as needed, to define each Panel Connection in use.


Using the Special Functions on the Navigation Menu at the top of the Panel Connections Form:
Print - Click the Print Icon to View and/or Print a list of the Panel Connections Report.



   Panel Connection Report Options


Search - Click the Search Icon to open the Search Panel Connections dialog.


Search dialog


See the "Using the Generic Search dialog" section in the Advanced Search Dialog chapter for more information about this Search dialog.