How the Receiver extension integrates your alarm receivers and intrusion panels in Security Center - Receiver 3.0

Receiver Intrusion Detection Extension Guide 3.0

Receiver 3.0

When the Receiver extension is installed, you can use Security Center to monitor state changes from alarm receivers and alarms from intrusion panels (alarm panels).


The Receiver extension communicates with alarm receivers from different manufacturers using different communication protocols.
Communication protocol Receiver Manufacturer Additional information
Contact ID Bosch For a list of events supported by Contact ID, see the List of Contact ID codes and Contact ID codes with explanations on the Ademco website.
Serial 3 DMP This protocol was created by DMP. For a description of event messages, see DMP Host Communication Specification.


Architecture diagram for the Receiver extension and third-party alarm receivers

The following components are required for a Receiver integration:
  • A Security Center expansion server that runs the Receiver intrusion detection extension 3.0. The extension provides the user interface and enables communications between Security Center and the alarm receivers.
  • In Security Center, the Intrusion Manager role receives events from the alarm receiver inputs, reports them live in Security Desk, and logs them in a database for future reporting.
  • An alarm receiver is a device that receives events from many different intrusion panels, either over a telephone line, a private IP network, or the Internet. For a list of supported devices, refer to the product compatibility topic.