Alula BAT-Connect Get Full Interactive Support for Interlogix Concord 4 Panel

Alula says this capability will allow professional Concord 4 installers to salvage their existing installs from the upcoming 3G sunset.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alula, a provider of smart security and automation systems, announces its BAT-Connect communicator now offers full interactive support for the Interlogix Concord 4 panel.

This capability will allow professional Concord 4 installers to salvage their existing installs from the upcoming 3G sunset and upgrade those customers to video and a modern touchscreen experience, according to the company.

Alula says it is able to add this new compatibility to BAT-Connect units already in market using an automatic remote firmware update, so any BAT-Connect communicator can take over a Concord 4.

“The popularity of the BAT-Connect communicator with our Pro Partners affirms the industry’s need for a solution that allows dealers an efficient and effective way to take over or upgrade any residential smart home system,” says Dave Mayne, vice president of product management at Alula. “Over the next year, our dealer partners will need to rapidly upgrade 3G/CDMA panels to transition to 4G and become 5G-ready. The BAT-Connect is the perfect cost-effective solution.”

The Concord 4 is the latest in a list of panels that BAT-Connect is able to take over with full interactive support. BAT-Connect also offers bus support for DSC, Honeywell, and networX panels, as well as universal compatibility with all tip and ring connections.

Alula offers Pro Partners an interactive service credit for every BAT-Connect that replaces a sunsetting communicator.

The company describes BAT-Connect as the ultimate communicator, saying it speeds both takeovers and new installs (when paired with a hardwired security panel) using automatic panel detection and configuration to recognize and harvest existing sensors.

The device also smartly bridges intrusion security, video and automation with the Alula iOS or Android Apps. System control can also be utilized through the Alula Slimline Touchpad.

In late 2019, Interlogix announced it would close its businesses in the U.S. and Canada, eventually rendering its panels obsolete. The BAT-Connect allows dealers to service and upgrade those Concord 4 panels so they don’t have to rip and replace, Alula says.

For Interlogix’s Simon panels, Alula offers the Connect-XT, with the same 5G-ready sunset-beating technology.

“We are running out of time and the deadline for the sunset is coming up quick,” says Alula EVP and Founder Russell Vail. “We know the professional installer is up against a hard deadline so we are working day and night to give them the tools they need to do the job, including adding Concord 4 to the universe of panels that Alula can rescue with BAT-Connect.”

A complete BAT-Connect communicator alarm panel compatibility guide, listing those systems that are compatible with Alula’s BAT-Connect can be found here.

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