RICOCHET by Texecom

April 6, 2010
RICOCHET system maintains signal integrity even in the event of direct-line interference

Texecom Ltd. Offers a professional-grade mesh network wireless platform: RICOCHET. This innovative technology has been designed from the ground up to overcome the limitations and concerns of existing wireless security systems.

Devices with RICOCHET technology send, receive, and repeat wireless transmissions from all other compatible devices in the network. This means that each and every enabled device provides a data route for the wireless signal to and from Texecom’s Premier Series control panels, allowing the network to repair itself when a connection even begins to weaken.

Traditional wireless systems rely on simple point-to-point communication, where each connection is made directly between the control panel and the device. In this situation, distances between the controller and security sensor can be very limited, with outlying zones susceptible to signal loss. By creating a mesh network of interconnecting points, the RICOCHET system maintains signal integrity even in the event of direct-line interference.

Texecom has also developed the new SignalSecurity diagnostic tool, which actively monitors the wireless network in real-time, eliminating the need for cumbersome site signal strength surveys. It shows, in real time, the network’s status and condition, and the total number of alternative signal routes for each device. This offers a superior indication of total system integrity compared to a simple signal strength measurement.

The initial range of products available with RICOCHET includes a 32-zone wireless expander, 15m digital PIR, 15m digital quad PIR, shock sensor, magnetic contact, and wireless keyfob.

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