PERS-2400A: Personal Emergency Reporting System (Discontinued)

The Model PERS-2400A Personal Emergency Reporting System is a supervised wireless emergency reporting product designed for personal emergency 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 smoke alarms.

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-4 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-4 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.


  • Two-way voice capability (with optional VB4 voice board)
  • Suitable for temporary or permanent installations
  • Braille characters for emergency, home, and clear functions
  • Speaker phone capability (with optional VB4 voice board)
  • Delayed, silent alarm feature
  • Selectable inactivity reporting: 8, 12, or 24 hours
  • Selectable two-way voice activation (with optional VB4 voice board)
  • Single telephone seizure and true phone line seizure capability
  • Distinct alarm tones provided for emergency and fire alarm conditions
  • Power on/off switch
  • Capacity for up to 16 DX/DXS transmitters
  • Point ID communicator reporting
  • Programmable with Windows-based RA-2400 Software
  • Installs in minutes
  • UL listed per standard 1637
  • DX and DXS format
  • Operating Frequency: 315 MHz
  • Backup battery size: 12 volts, 1.2 Amp/hour (32 hour backup)
  • 7.5″ W x 8.75″ H x 3″ D
  • Order number: SSC00062