Founded in 1979, Digital Security Controls (DSC) manufactures a plethora of electronic security products. It regularly adds to its product line.

Company History

Considered an industry leader, the firm produced the first small security keypads and micro-processor-based alarm panels. It gears its designs toward user friendliness. It produces IP alarm monitoring devices and self-contained wireless panels. It purchased and/or merged with three other firms:

    • 1990: DSC purchased Sur-Gard, a manufacturer of central station monitoring equipment,
    • 1998: DSC purchased Italian firm Bentel, a manufacturer of security products manufacturer,
  • 2002: Tyco International purchased DSC.

Product Line

The DSC product line contains: panels, keypads, module sensors, accessories, and communications equipment. Protect America can help you integrate or support any of the equipment manufactured by DSC. If you see it in this buying guide, ask us about it for your home or business security system.

Considered an industry leader, the firm produced the first small security keypads and micro-processor-based alarm panels.

Its panels include the:

  • Alexor 2-Way Wireless Panel, PC9155,
  • PowerSeries Neo Control Panels, HS2016,
  • PowerSeries Neo Control Panels, HS2032,
  • PowerSeries Neo Control Panels, HS2064,
  • PowerSeries Neo Control Panels, HS2128,
  • PowerSeries Control Panel, PC1616,
  • PowerSeries Control Panel, PC1832,
  • PowerSeries Control Panel PC1864,
  • MAXSYS Control Panel, PC4020,
  • PowerSeries Neo Two-Way Audio Module, HSM2955,
  • IMPASSA Self-Contained 2-Way Wireless Security System, SCW9057,
  • iotega, WS900x.

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Its keypads include the:

  • iotega Touchscreen Keypad, WS9TCHWx,
  • PowerG 2-Way Wireless Arming Station, WS9LCDWFx,
  • PowerSeries 64-Zone LCD Full-Message Keypad with Built-In Wireless Receiver, RFK5564,
  • 2-Way Wireless Wire-Free Keypad, WT5500,
  • PowerSeries 64-Zone LCD Full-Message Keypad, PK5500,
  • PowerSeries 64-Zone LCD Full-Message Keypad with Built-In Wireless Receiver, RFK5500,
  • PowerSeries 64-Zone LCD Picture Icon Keypad, PK5501,
  • PowerSeries 64-Zone LCD Picture Icon Keypad with Built-In Wireless Receiver, RFK5501,
  • PowerSeries 16-Zone LED Keypad, PK5516,
  • PowerSeries 16-Zone LED Keypad with Built-In Wireless Receiver, RFK5516,
  • PowerSeries 8-Zone LED Keypad, PK5508,
  • PowerSeries 8-Zone LED Keypad with Built-In Wireless Receiver, RFK5508,
  • PowerSeries 8-Zone LED Keypad LED5511Z,
  • MAXSYS Programmable-Message LCD Keypad, LCD4501,
  • PowerSeries TouchScreen Security Interface, PTK5507,
  • Full Message LCD Hardwired Keypad, HS2LCD,
  • Full Message LCD Hardwired Keypad with Prox Support, HS2LCDP,
  • Full Message LCD Hardwired Keypad with Built-in PowerG Transceiver, HS2LCDRF9,
  • Full Message LCD Hardwired Keypad with Built-in PowerG Transceiver & Prox Support, HS2LCDRFP9,
  • ICON Hardwired Keypad, HS2ICN,
  • ICON Hardwired Keypad with Prox Support, HS2ICNP,
  • ICON Hardwired Keypad with Built-in PowerG Transceiver, HS2ICNRF9,
  • ICON Hardwired Keypad with Built-in PowerG Transceiver & Prox Support, HS2ICNRFP9,
  • Wireless Full Message LCD PowerG 2-Way Wire-Free Keypad, HS2LCDWF9,
  • Wireless Full Message LCD PowerG 2-Way Wire-Free Keypad with Prox Support & Voice Prompting, HS2LCDWFPV9,
  • Wireless Full Message LCD PowerG 2-Way Wire-Free Keypad with Prox Support, HS2LCDWFP9,
  • PowerSeries Neo 7-inch Hardwired TouchScreen Keypad with Prox Support, HS2TCHP,
  • 2-Way Wireless TouchScreen Arming Station,
  • WTK5504.

Finally, its module products include:

  • MAXSYS Wireless Receiver, RF4164-433,
  • PowerSeries 2-Way Wireless Transceiver Module, TR5164-433,
  • Interface Module, IT-230 RS-422,
  • PowerSeries Addressable Zone Expander, PC5100,
  • PowerSeries 8-Hardwire Zone Expander, PC5108,
  • PowerSeries Wireless Receivers, RF5132-433,
  • PowerSeries Power Supply Modules, PC5200,
  • PowerSeries Power Supply Modules, PC5204,
  • PowerSeries Programmable Output Module, PC5208,
  • Multiple Wireless Receiver Module, PC5320,
  • Printer Interface Module, PC5400,
  • PowerSeries Status Module, PC5601,
  • Universal 2-Way VOX Audio Verification Module, PC5950,
  • Stand-Alone Audio Station, PC5961E,
  • Contoured Audio Station, PC5962,
  • Large Speaker Station, PC5964E,
  • PowerSeries Integration Module IT-120, IT-120,
  • PowerSeries Integration Module, IT-100,
  • MAXSYS 8 Hardwire Zone Expanders, PC4108A,
  • MAXSYS 16 Hardwire Zone Expanders, PC4116,
  • MAXSYS Power Supply/Relay Output/Combus Repeater Module, PC4204CX,
  • MAXSYS 16 Low Current Output Module, PC4216,
  • MAXSYS Data Interface Module, PC4401,
  • MAXSYS Telephone Interface and Automation Control Module, Escort4580,
  • MAXSYS 32 Point Graphic Annunciators, PC4632,
  • MAXSYS 64 Point Graphic Annunciators, PC4664,
  • MAXSYS Dual-Line Dialer Module, PC4701,
  • MAXSYS Dual-Zone Bell Panel, PC4702BP,
  • MAXSYS 2-Reader Access Control Module, PC4820,
  • MAXSYS Access Control Kit, MaxKit,
  • Request-To-Exit Detector, T-REX.

It offers a handful of readers, transceivers and power supplies.

  • MAXSYS_Reader Audio Verification Module, PC5900,
  • PowerG Host Transceiver Module, HSM2HOST9,
  • Power Supply Module, HSM2300,
  • High Current Output Module, HSM2204,
  • Output Module, HSM2208,
  • 8-Hardwired Zone Expander Module, HSM2108,
  • System Enhancement Module Dual Path (LTE/Ethernet), ADC-SEM210-PS-AT ADC-SEM210-PS-TL.

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