The WATCHDOG 911 Medical Alert System Console has an ambient environment temperature sensor, to provide high and low temperature alerts. The set points can be customized, and reports can be sent to the central station to alert the provider to potentially hazardous temperature conditions at the subscriber’s residence.


The activity timer can be optionally programmed in a number of ways for user convenience, depending on the subscriber’s requirements. For example, the ’Failure to Report / No Activity’ signal can be sent if a preset amount of time elapses before either an activity transmitter is triggered or the console’s HOME button is pressed.


As a special feature, the WATCHDOG 911 Medical Alert System Console can be configured to play reminder messages from its on-board library of pre-recorded voice prompts. The reminder messages can be used to help the subscriber remember to take medications, meet their scheduled ride, get ready for an appointment, etc. One specialized message is provided as a System Test reminder. Each message is now controlled by a real time clock and can be programmed to play daily, every other day, weekly, or monthly. Reminder messages are played and repeated in three-minute intervals for either 15 or 30 minutes (programmable) until acknowledged by the subscriber. Messages can also be programmed for single-play or one-time playback.


The console can also be programmed to act as a remotely-controllable “speakerphone”. With the speakerphone mode enabled, the console will monitor the telephone line for an incoming call. Activating any emergency transmitter (or the console’s HELP button) while the telephone is ringing will cause the console to seize the line and begin speakerphone communications. Activating any emergency transmitter (or HELP 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 signals to the console including low battery reporting when device batteries fall below programmed thresholds. When the console receives a low battery signal, the STATUS indicator will blink. If the console fails to receive a status report from a transmitter during its supervisory interval, the STATUS indicator will illuminate steadily. All supervisory conditions can sound a local annunciation and be reported to the central station if desired. Both features are available as an option during system setup and configuration).


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 (Point-to-Point). Alternately, Ademco Contact ID or SIA formats can be selected. The telephone line is constantly monitored, line failure and restoral can be programmed to be locally announced by the console.


Powered by a low voltage plug-in switching power supply, the console has provisions for a rechargeable backup battery for operation during AC power outages. A load-shed battery save feature allows for out-of-service storage of the console without discharge of the battery. During power outages, the Help button indicator will flash green, signaling to the subscriber that the unit is on backup battery power, The system’s power status can be reported to the central station, if desired.


  • Up to 1,000’ of transmitter coverage, using the Long Range transmitters (LRP, LRW, LRC)
  • Faster setup and local programming with on-board USB port (a modem is not required)
  • English, Spanish selectable in software (French-speaking via firmware “flash”)
  • Upgradeable firmware – permits future “flash” of firmware for enhancements, feature updates
  • Illuminated “Help” button – backlit and easier to see at night
  • Pre-recorded alert messages loaded into console for scheduled events (medicine, appointments, system testing, activity/motion)
  • Two-way voice capability
  • Braille labels for HELP, HOME, and CANCEL buttons
  • Unique call-in communications feature
  • Optional 15 second dialing delay (to reduce false alarms reported to the Central Station)
  • Single telephone seizure and true phone line seizure capability (with optional RJ-31X)
  • Distinct alarm tones provided for emergency and fire alarm conditions