Sequel Enhances Internet Communications for Security Panels

The latest version of Sequel's Ethernet Interface Module (EIM) provides a faster graphical user interface (GUI), support for IP cameras and the ability for dealers to customize the Web interface with their logo and contact information.

St. Paul, Minn. - October 15, 2009 - Sequel Technologies, Inc., an innovator in IP enabled security products, has enhanced the Internet capabilities of its alarm panels.


The latest version of Sequel's Ethernet Interface Module (EIM) provides a faster graphical user interface (GUI), support for IP cameras and the ability for dealers to customize the Web interface with their logo and contact information.

The award -winning* EIM adds IP connectivity to any Sequel security panel. The redesigned 10/100 Base -T module serves up Web pages much faster than its predecessor. Users can easily monitor and control their security systems via any standard browser, including several of the leading smart phones such as the iPhone.

Among the unique features of the new EIM version:

Free Web Service. Unlike other security manufacturers that may charge extra for remote monitoring, Sequel's service is free to the dealer because the Web server is built into the module.

"Other security manufacturers may offer Internet connectivity," says Sequel president Duane Paulson. "But the other interfaces either are either too costly, they require an always -on PC to serve up the pages, or require a monthly dealer fee for a served -application."

Paulson explains that Sequel's EIM has the perfect balance of cost and functionality.

While the Internet "service" is free, dealers may charge a fee for the features, leading to an additional source of recurring revenue without having to pay for a third -party service. Third -party services increase dealer cost and add to confusion over control of the account.

Dealer Branding. Using a simple Wizard, dealers can brand their customer security portals with a logo and company information.

"Customers are always reminded of their security provider," Paulson says.

IP Cameras. The new EIM also includes the ability for users to add and view up to three IP cameras on the system. Any IP camera that serves up pages to a browser can be used.

Standard Communications. The EIM enables Internet security central station reporting using the new Security Industry Association (SIA) DC -09 Internet reporting protocol or the Sur -Gard T -Link protocol. It can also send system alarm and status information via email messages directly to any PC or mobile device.

The EIM establishes itself and the Sequel security system on any network with a unique IP address allowing an easy path to interface with other IP -based systems. As an example, the Sequel Technologies EIM integrates any Sequel security system with any Crestron 2 -Series or Prodigy control system at a native level using Crestron IP Communication.

"Using the Sequel EIM was the quickest and easiest security integration with a Crestron system we've ever had," says Aaron Rosenbaum, Ambleside Logic, Hillsborough, California.

Remote Firmware Upgrade. Thanks to Sequel's unique ability to upgrade firmware on its security systems and bus devices, any installation of the original EIM can be remotely upgraded to take advantage of these new features.

"The Ethernet module is a really cool product. In fact, several of our employees have systems with it installed in their homes" said Nikki Johnson, Custom Alarm, Rochester, Minnesota. "I really like the look -in feature using any IP camera."

The new EIM is available today for purchase or as a free upgrade for existing modules.

Dealers can log on to the Sequel demo system. Contact info@sequeltechnologies.com for details.

About Sequel Technologies:
Headquartered in St. Paul, Sequel designs and markets electronic security systems designed for the digital age. Founders Charles Durant (CEO) and Duane Paulson (president) were top executives at leading wireless security company Interactive Technologies Inc. (now GE Security) before launching Sequel in 2005. Find Sequel online at www.sequeltechnologies.com or contact Sequel at info@sequeltechnologies.com.

*The Sequel ST8 security system with Ethernet Interface Module was honored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) with the Gold Award for the Best Security Product in the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards.

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