The Home Management
Systems (HMS) provide a comprehensive set of security features as well as lighting, HVAC
and low voltage device control. Two systems are available: the HMS 925
provides basic security and home management features, and the HMS 1050 provides an
enhanced set of home management features. A capacity and feature matrix is shown
near the bottom of this page.
Both systems offer the
These systems can handle up
to 96 zones (HMS 1050) with optional wireless sensor capability. They can be
partitioned and accept multiple keypads. The systems have dial-out capability via an
RJ-31x interface, and are UL listed. A complete security system will require sensors
and alerting devices, which are available from other sources.
Lighting Control: Each panel can
control lighting circuits equipped either with X10 modules (available from Carolina Wiring
Service) or ALC Lighting Control Modules. Lights can be controlled in response to an
alarm event, by some other triggering event, by time of day or even remotely via the
HVAC Control: OnQ two-way communicating
thermostats can be connected to the system for temperature control based on day and time
as well as house occupancy / alarming status. The thermostats can also be read and
adjusted remotely from any telephone. Temperature sensors can be connected to the
system and the system can be programmed to dial out to a monitoring station or even your
cellular phone when the temperature drops too low. This can be especially useful at
a vacation home that is not normally occupied.
Auxiliary Device Control: Relay modules
allow the system to control devices such as lawn sprinkler systems, entry gates and garage
doors. It is even possible to shut down the furnace fan in the event of a fire alarm
which will help minimize the spread of smoke through the house.
The various components of the
Home Management System are described below.