Home Security turns out to be one of the most crucial areas to be addressed in Home Automation. The advancements in technology and concepts like real-time tracking has scaled up the level of home-security to a considerable extent.
One always looks for a security system that keeps the user informed at the very moment the theft or any unwanted/undesired activity is detected, i.e. a security system that lets you take pro-active steps rather than corrective steps. Moreover, a good security system allows users to have remote monitoring or surveillance from far away locations and keeps them informed through immediate communication channels like SMS/e-mails/calls. This happens when any unwanted activity is registered by the installed sensors, and the built-in communication modules do the necessary work of informing the intended person immediately.
Today there are a variety of PIR motion sensors, door/window sensor that trigger the activity at the right time. The D3D security system comes with a variety of such features. In addition to offering you remote surveillance capabilities and smartphone based notification alerts, the D3D security system comes with a variety of other features like Elderly Daily Care, Temperature Monitoring, Smoke/Gas sensing, remotely arm/disarm the system through call,SMS and keyfobs. Here is the Demo video for how the system will work in all.
Lets look at all the features while going through a step-wise guide for how to configure D3D security system.
As seen in the above figure, the front panel of the main unit consists of a Number Pad, a Menu/Dial Key, four navigation keys (up,down,left,bottom), a door-bell/alarm indicator, a microphone and a lock status indicator.
The Number Pad can be used to straight away dial and phone number through the SIM card inserted in the Main Control Unit. The small microphone just below the Door-Bell icon lets you transmit two-way voice. Moreover, it also helps you to easily manoeuver through various settings options in the Menu.
The Left navigation button with the lock icon also called as the Away Arm Button can be used to arm the system with a single press. Once pressed, you will see the lock icon beneath the door bell turn red. Similarly, the right navigation key also the unlock key can be used to disarm the system. Here, you will be asked for the system password to disarm the system.
The down key or the SOS Help button can be pressed for any immediate emergency situations to get others registered contacts notified/alert soon in case of unwanted events. The up key also called as the Stay Arm Button can be used to arm your system when you going to bed or at home.
The Door-Bell icon will continuously flash whenever an alarm is triggered. D3D also provides user the feature to connect an external wired doorbell module to its Main Control Unit. Similarly, you can also connect an electronic lock that can be locked/unlocked with the Key/Back icon on the Main Control Unit.
The back panel of the Min Control Unit consist of the speaker for the alarm sound, the temperature sensor that displays the outside temperature on the front LED panel, a Temper switch that indicates the removal of mounting bracket via alarm sound and a Terminal cover beneath which lies the power connecting unit and SIM card slot.
Now to proceed, insert the SIM Card properly in the SIM Card Slot and turn the ON/OFF toggle switch to ON position. Just above the ON/OFF toggle switch, there is a Reset button. In case, if the control unit doesn’t behave properly, or any unwanted tasks are performed, you can reset the whole system. (NOTE: Once you reset, you will again need to set all the settings parameters and pair-up again all the sensor devices.)
The Reset can be performed in three simple steps
You can enter the Main Menu section by pressing the Call/Enter key on the number pad on the front panel display. Here, you will be navigated to two sections:
The View Section basically keeps the records of all the alarms triggered as well as all the operations like ARM/DISARM performed on the unit. All the records are stored with the date and time of the specific events.
The Setup section of the main menu basically is split into three parts:
Let us discuss in detail the several functions that each of these sections have to offer.
This setting is basically used to configure various sensor equipments like the PIR motion sensors, the door/window sensors, wired sensors or the remote keyfobs.
While configuring various setting parameters or sensors as described above in the main control unit, you might be asked to select various zone types which when configured for a particular unit, will cause the main control unit to respond under that conditions. [Read: Zone Type Explanations for the D3D security system].
In addition to the main control unit, all the above mention settings like arm/disarm, status inquiry, password modification etc, can also be remotely done by sending SMS commands to the phone number of the SIM that is inserted in the main control unit.