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6 Steps for Performing a Quality Installation

Posted by Dean Kerrins | About the Author on Aug 5, 2016 9:33:00 AM

Subscriber Installation

Performing a quality installation will ensure optimal performance of your AES-IntelliNet® mesh radio network. It will also provide the scalability necessary to rapidly grow your network and increase its resiliency. A comprehensive pre-installation AES Site Survey will equip the installer with valuable insight about the installation site. The site survey will reveal useful information such as:

  • Building construction information (whether the building is wood, concrete, metal, etc.)
  • Information about the distance from the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP), mounting location, etc. (this information is useful in estimating the amount of cabling, conduit, and wiring that will be necessary to complete the installation)
  • Network Connectivity (NetCon) at the site, meaning where in the building peak Radio Frequency (RF) performance be achieved.

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AES Site Survey

Posted by Mark J. Tompkins, CET | About the Author on Jul 19, 2016 2:01:25 PM


In order to successfully assess a potential installation site, it is important to understand the basic infrastructural components of an AES-IntelliNet® private wireless mesh radio network. Please become familiar with the terms listed below in advance of performing a site survey.


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Preventative Maintenance

Posted by Rick DiStefano | About the Author on Jun 14, 2016 3:16:35 PM

Preventative maintenance is an important part of managing your AES-IntelliNet® network.

The goal of a successful preventative maintenance program is to establish consistent Best Practices designed to improve performance and maintain optimum network health.  Generally speaking, a well maintained network performs better than a poorly maintained network.  The success of a preventative maintenance program is dependent on the cooperation of all stakeholders – network owners, central station operators, and technicians.

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Outside the Box

Posted by Bill Kieckhafer | About the Author on May 24, 2016 3:31:11 PM

These five reasons help explain why what you get from AES is much more than what comes in the box. 

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3 AES Tech Tips for Alarm Dealers and Integrators

Posted by Lee Dubé | About the Author on Apr 8, 2016 1:42:56 PM
1. Plan Out Your Network

Network planning is the key component in building a robust and resilient AES-IntelliNet® network.  By investing the time to plan a network properly, using AES recommended guidelines, you will not only build a network that meets your needs today but also a network that is highly scalable for the future.  Poor planning can result in problems maintaining and growing your network.  AES has a team of experts available to work directly with alarm dealers and integrators to establish a solid game plan for both installing new networks or expanding an existing network.  If you’re looking to build a new network from the ground up, ask about our enhanced AES-IntelliStart service. If you want to optimize your existing network for peak performance, ask about our AES-Network Management System (NMS). To learn more about the critical aspects of building a powerful AES network, please read our previous blog post ‘How to Build an AES-IntelliNet® Network’ by Rick Distefano, a seasoned AES veteran.

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