The ADEMCO VA8201 Alpha Pager Module (APM)
Communication between the control panel and an alpha
paging service center.
Data transfer to a parallel printer via the APM's
Data transfer to PCs with IBM Home Automation
Protocol or a serial printer via the APM's serial output.
NOTE: The paging feature of the VA8201 may not work
with all alpha paging service centers.
features between the control and printers will still function
even if the paging feature does not.
The APM transmits alphanumeric messages to the paging
service using Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP). The
installer should check with the paging service to ensure
they are using TAP protocol Rev. 1.8.
The types of messages that can be transmitted are security
control panel dependent.
messages to the paging service when a programmed security
control panel initiates an event report.
Refer to the Ademco Security Control Panel Installation and
Setup Guide for the types of messages available and for
event report programming.
INSTALLING THE VA8201 APM
The VA8201 APM is installed sharing the same telephone
line as the security system control panel.
configuration, conditions that are programmed to report to
both the central station and the alpha pager will report to
the central station first.
connected to the parallel printer output of the APM, the
security system control sends its event data to the printer
VA8201 ALPHA PAGER MODULE
INSTALLATION AND SETUP GUIDE
The APM sends alphanumeric
When a parallel printer is
HOME AUTOMATION COMPUTER
Figure 1. VA8201 Alpha Pager Module Summary of Connections
before it sends the APM messages to the pager service or
the Home Automation Computer.
MOUNTING AND WIRING THE VA8201 APM
Mount the VA8201 APM next to the security system control
panel using bracket interface Ademco Part Number K5350.
Wire the VA8201 APM's four flying leads (DATA/POWER)
and TELCO connections (TO LINE and TO PHONE) to
security system control and premises handsets. Wire the
VA8201 APM in accordance with Figure 1. Use appropriate
ADEMCO accessories (or equivalent) to make system
requirements, the VA8201 APM must be mounted in a
grounded metal enclosure.
Refer to the Programming section of the Installation and
Setup Guide for your control on how to program phone
numbers, Alarms, and Trouble Reports when using the
Alpha Pager Module.
NOTE: Prior to programming the VISTA control for use
with the APM and paging device(s), verify the correct access
and PIN number to be used with each receiving device.
Entering an incorrect access or PIN number will render the
pager inoperable for alarm panel reporting.
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FROM 4142 TR
Alpha Pager Module
To comply with FCC Class B (Residential)
6-1/4" L x 6-1/8" W x 1-13/16" H.
12 Volts DC
63mA (standby mode), 165mA (active
WHEN USING THE VA8201, ZONE 9 CAN NO
LONGER BE USED AS A PROTECTION ZONE.
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