Athenalarm and Bosch, Honeywell

Bus Line Alarm Control Panel Contrast

● System Function Contrast

BrandAthenalarmBoschHoneywell
TypeAS-9000 seriesDS7400VISTA-120
Bus wayRS-485MUXV-Plex
Signal wireTwisted pair or non-twisted pair, RVVS2 * 0.5 mmUnshielded, non-twisted pair RVV2 * 1.0 mm or aboveUnshielded, non-twisted pair RVV2 * 1.0 mm or above
Communication distance (single)1200 m / RVVS 2*0.5 mm1600 m / RVV 2*1.5 mm1200m / RVV 2*1.0 mm
Keyboard wire distanceKeyboard bus wire 1200 mKeyboard bus wire 450 mKeyboard bus wire 400 m
Keyboard communication interface111
Expansion communication interface1None, need to add 7436 or 74301
Bus expansionDon’t need expansion moduleNeed expansion moduleMultiple bus wires need to add 4297
Signal wire wiringHand in hand, add branching device can support star wiringHand in hand, support star wiringHand in hand, support star wiring
RepeaterA single bus wire can add up to 5 common 485 repeatersNone relay deviceSerial extension can only add one 4297
Optical fiber transmissionDirectly connect to the optical transceiver interface of 485, optical transceiver has the two-way 485 functionCan’t connect to the optical transceiver directly, can’t use common optical transceiver, even if conversion to 485Can’t connect to the optical transceiver directly, need to convert into 485 then it can connect to the optical transceiver
Number of zonesMaximum 1800 zones248 zones (8 zones + 240 expansion zones)128 zones (8 zones + 120 expansion zones)
Partition188
Number of keyboards81530
Timing arm & disarmSupport 5 arm & disarm periodsTiming armTiming arm & disarm
Operation methodKeyboard password / remote control / computer (software) / landline phone / mobileKeyboard passwordKeyboard password / remote control
Keyboard display modeEnglish & Chinese LCDEnglish LCDEnglish LCD
Zone nameEnglish & Chinese, with alarm informationOnly zone codeOnly zone code
Linkage output8-Way Relay Module32-Way Relay Module4-Way Relay Module
Telephone communicationCIDCID, 4+2CID / other Ademco protocols
Phone remote controlArm and disarm remotelyProhibitedArm and disarm remotely
PrinterAdd moduleAdd moduleAdd module
Connect to the computerUSB or TCP/IP moduleAdd moduleAdd module
VoiceArm, disarm, alarm all have voice promptsDon’t supportDon’t support
Zone module identification methodSerial number + dial codeDial codeSerial number

 Advantage Weakness Contrast

BrandAdvantageWeakness
Athenalarm
AS-9000
series
1, Ultra long distance transmission, the advantage is obvious more than 3 kilometers. The bus line can connect to the optical transceiver for optical fiber transmission directly.
2, The bus line only need RVVS 0.5mm.
3, All English menu-type operation, simple, clear and humanity.
4, Arm, disarm, alarm voice prompts.
5, The expansion module can be connected to the motherboard directly.
6, Keypad away from the alarm control host up to 1200m, it can be further if plus repeater.
7, Support remote controller arm / disarm, the alarm control host supports arm / disarm and receiving alarm information through internet or wireless network.
8, Quick system failure query function, speed up debugging.
9, The alarm software can obtain the zone information automatically, do not need to add it one by one manually . 10, The alarm software support the view mode through browser of video linkage.
1, The module needs a separate power cord. When the front-end detector is a passive device, the power cord is also needed.
2, The wiring must be hand in hand, do not support star-type structure, it need to add repeater to realize the star-type structure.
3. No partition function.
Bosch
DS7400
1, The module does not need separate power supply. When the front-end detector is a passive device, there is no need to distribute the power cord.
2, Support star-type wiring.
1, The entire system bus line distance can only be within 3 kilometers. Can not be connected to the optical transceiver for transmission directly.
2, Because the power line and signal line are a set of wires, the wire requirements are high, at least 1.0mm. When the bus line exceeds 1000m, the wire needs 1.5mm.
3, The motherboard can not connect the expansion module directly, it need add expansion board, cost must be high.
4, The motherboard can not connect the computer platform directly, it need add modules, it is inconvenient, cost must be high.
5, Programming operation is complex, the zone name can not be modified.
6, Does not support the remote controller are disarm operation.
Honeywell
VISTA-120
1, The module does not need separate power supply. When the front-end detector is a passive device, there is no need to distribute the power cord.
2, Support star-type wiring.
1, The entire system bus line distance can only be within 2.4 kilometers. Can not be connected to the optical transceiver for transmission directly.
2, Because the power line and signal line are a set of wires, the wire requirements are high, at least 1.0mm.
3, The motherboard can not connect the expansion module directly, it need add Extender 4297 when the distance exceed 1200m, cost must be high.
4, The motherboard can not connect the computer platform directly, it need add modules, it is inconvenient, cost must be high.
5, Programming operation is complex, the zone name can not be modified.
6, Does not support the remote controller are disarm operation.