The products that are integrated with the Bowdens communications module as an option are: Pathfinder 360 Alpha Comms, MK10 portable FPI, and SIGMA OC/EFI and SIGMA EFI. These products can be fitted with either a 4G comms module, or a GSM Comms module, and have a number of reporting options.
In all cases the Comms module can be loaded with a SIM card of your choice, can operate on the public APN or on a private APN. The module is powered from the same battery as powers the fault indicator, so no separate power source is required, whilst maintaining the predicted battery life of the FPI of 10 years. The Comms antenna is integral within each unit, so externally one cannot tell if the instrument is equipped with communications for security reasons.
These instruments all report on event, so cannot be scanned remotely, this is to secure the exceptional battery life. A unit will report on alarm with details of the alarm event and an accurate time stamp of the event. It will also report its status on a user settable frequency to confirm the correct operation of that outstation.