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Connecting to DSC panels using a PC or Laptop requires the following software. Communication is then carried out in one of 3 ways (depending on panel model and modules installed):

  • Direct connection (requires a DSC PC Link Cable - see note at the bottom of the page)

  • Remote Dial-In using a PSTN Telephone Line (requires DSC MD12 Modem)

  • Local or Remote IP Connection (depending on panel/module installed and availability of LAN/WAN)

The PC Link cable and MD12 Modem are available - see price list for details.

If you are installing this software for the FIRST time, please phone and speak with a technical support assistant BEFORE installing the main program or drivers.

Click on the following links to download the software required. For all systems (Power Series, SCW and Maxsys) manufactured up to July 2009, you will need DLS2002 below. For the new Alexor Suite, DLS IV will be needed that can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are only fitting/using Alexors, skip DLS2002 and go directly to DLS IV. DLS IV will soon replace DLS2002 for all panels, however at present it only supports Alexor and the new range of GPRS and IP Communicators.

DLS2002

Main Program

1. DLS2002 Main Engine

2. DLS2002 Service Pack

3 DLS2002 International Drivers

Drivers

Please note that in some individual drivers cases, you might get an error message stating "you must install DLS3 v1.3 before installing this software". Should this happen, firstly do not worry about this error message as DLS3 was the predecessor to the newer DLS2002 that you are installing. However you will need to carry out the following action. When you get to the screen that asks you to confirm the destination folder, you will note that C:\DLS3 is selected. Click "Browse" next to this and select the DLS folder. Do not double click on the folder, simply highlight it and then click OK. Your destination folder will now read C:\DLS (unless you stated another location from the start). You can now continue with the installation.

4 Power 1616 Drivers

5 Power 1832 Drivers

6 Power 1864 Drivers

7 Self Contained Wireless Alarm Drivers

8 Maxsys PC4020 Drivers

9 Keypads

10 Modules

11. Web Update Driver

Install in the above order before starting the program. Note: module packs can contain several different drivers - ensure all drivers are installed.

 

DLS IV

The installation process begins with the DLS IV Updater. The Updater manages the installation process for you and provides future updates as DSC rolls out additional driver packs and feature updates. For more information, please read the following document:

DLS IV Information

DLS IV Program

If you have any problems installing DLS IV, download the following file, extract the 2 programs and install fully. When complete, run the DLS IV program above again and you should find that it will install correctly. If you have any problems, please contact us. Click here for the individual DLS IV Components.

 

Communications

GS3055 Universal GSM/GPRS Communicator

GS3100K Universal GSM/GPRS Communicator

T-Link 250 & 300 IP Communicators Console Software

PC-LINK Cable

Direct connection to a DSC panel or Communicator via a PC or laptop will require a PC-LINK cable. This cable is a standard RS232 type cable (for connecting with your PCs COM Port) to a 4 pin end connector. This plugs on to the 4 pins located on the PCB of all DSC panels. Unfortunately most modern laptops do not have a COM port - so you will need to use a USB to 232 converter. Such converters are available at most PC retail outlets, but many are unreliable, and many simply do not work. To assist, DSC have tested a number of models as follows (results can vary depending on your computers configuration):

 

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