PERS-2400B: Personal Emergency Reporting System

PERS-2400B: Personal Emergency Reporting System

The Model PERS-2400B Personal Emergency Reporting System is a supervised wireless emergency reporting product designed for personal use. The table-top or wall-mount Console provides pushbutton emergency assistance to anyone who desires additional security and peace of mind. For the visually impaired, each button on the Console is molded with braille characters to identify the button’s function.

The Console receives signals from up to 16 Linear wireless transmitters. Activating a transmitter causes the Console’s digital communicator to send the appropriate alarm report to the central monitoring station via the standard telephone network. In addition to the central station report, audible and visual indications occur and the alarm relay energizes during an emergency activation.

The emergency alarm can be triggered by the large EMERGENCY button on the face of the Console or with a wireless transmitter. The fire alarm can be triggered by wireless Model DXS-73 smoke alarms. The carbon monoxide alarm can be triggered by wireless Model DXS-80 carbon monoxide detectors.

The optional activity timer can be set for 8, 12 or 24 hour operation. The emergency alarm will trigger automatically if the time set elapses before an activity transmitter is triggered or the Console’s HOME button is pressed.

If the optional Model VB-4B voice board is installed, the Console will talk to the user. The digitized voice, will sound emergency, fire, timer done soon, and other system operation, setup, and supervisory prompts from a 38 word vocabulary. In addition, the voice board supports 2-way automatic, 2-way manual, and 1-way listen-only audio communications with central station monitoring personnel using the Console’s built-in high-sensitivity microphone and speaker.

The Console can be programmed to act as a remote controlled speakerphone. With the speakerphone mode enabled (Model VB-4B voice board required) the Console will monitor the telephone line for an incoming call. Activating any emergency transmitter (or the Console’s EMERGENCY button) while the telephone is ringing will cause the Console to seize the line and begin full duplex voice communications. Activating any emergency transmitter (or EMERGENCY button) during the call will disconnect the line. The Console will auto-disconnect after 15, 30, or 60 minutes (programmable).

Supervised transmitters regularly send status reports to the Console and low battery reports when their batteries are low. When the Console receives a low battery report, the TROUBLE indicator flashes. If the Console fails to receive a status report from a transmitter for a period of 24 hours, the TROUBLE indicator will light. All supervisory conditions can sound a local annunciation and be reported to the central station.

The Console’s digital communicator can route calls to three telephone numbers: primary, secondary, and supervisory. General reporting codes and individual sensor reporting codes are programmable for the 4×2 format. Alternately, Ademco Contact ID may be selected for the communicator reporting format.

Powered by a low voltage plug-in transformer, the Console has provisions for a rechargeable backup battery for operation during AC power outages. A power switch allows for out-of-service storage of the Console without discharge of the battery. The battery is recharged and supervised by the Console. If the backup battery becomes low the POWER light will flash and the condition can be reported to the central station.

Installation and programming are made easy by Linear’s RA-2400 remote access software.


Transmitter Capacity: 16 DX or DXS devices
Operating Frequency: 315 MHz
RF Format: Linear DX, DXS
Receiver Type: diversity, dual superheterodyne
RF Programming Method: Linear quick-learn
Communicator Formats: Contact ID and 4 x 2
Dialing Method: pulse or tone dialing formats, field enabled
Communicator Reports: All transmiter alarms; all transmitter trouble – supervisory, low battery; all inactivity alarm reports; AC power failure; AC power restored; console low battery; console emergency alarm
Controls: EMERGENCY: large round button with multiple actuation points, Braille characters; CLEAR: momentary for system reset, call cancellation; HOME: momentary to reset timer or press and hold for 3 seconds to disable the function; POWER SWITCH: controls 120 VAC source, as well as the backup battery
Inputs: In and out telephone jacks
Outputs: one form “C” relay output activated upon initiation of any alarm condition
Programming Method: via RA-2400 remote access software
Inactivity Timer: software programmable for 8, 12, or 24 hour cycles
Silent Alarm Feature: software programable per channel
Delayed Alarm Feature: software programmable per channel; delay time 15 or 30 minutes; note that an alarm will not be transmitted if alarming transmitter sends a restore signal to the console prior to delay timer timeout
Selectable Two-Way Voice Activation: software programmable per channel
Speakerphone Option: software programmable; call duration time selectable for 15 or 30 minutes
Pulse/Tone Dialing: software or console programmable
Audible Output: integral siren
Output Tones: distinct alarm tones provided for emergency and fire alarm conditions; provisions for timer reset tone also incorporated into system
Backup Battery: recommended battery is 12V, 1.2 amp-hour; Linear part number 100104
Backup Period: 32 hours minimum with VB-4 voice board installed in the unit
Listing: UL per Standard 1637, Home Healthcare Signaling Equipment
Dimensions: 7.5″ W x 8.75″ H x 3″ D
Models compatible with the PERS-2400B
Model Description
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DXS-LRP Long Range Pendant Transmitter
DXS-LRW Long Range Watch Transmitter
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DXS-54 Supervised Passive Infrared Motion Detector Transmitter (PERS)
DXS-65 Supervised Emergency Alarm Transmitter
DXS-73 Supervised Photoelectric Smoke Detector Transmitter
DXS-80 Supervised Carbon Monoxide Detector Transmitter
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