The Central Hub sits at the heart of the Boundary alarm system. It really is the brains of the operation and controls every part of the protective bubble your home is now under. The hub not only controls the system features but also communicates back to our platform to provide details of alarm activations, grab new versions of the software and report back any problems or errors it encounters.
The hub connects wirelessly with your home WiFi and, if you have chosen the option, can also use a 4G mobile signal should the WiFi become disrupted.
The label on the battery cover will tell you which version of the hub you have and if it supports the mobile backup feature!
The hub has been designed to be as simple to use as possible with true colour, touchscreen display and a simple control pad for confirming functions. It also includes an audible sounder to support both visual and audible alerts.
The hub can be mounted using the desktop stand or screwed directly to the wall. For customers who have purchased our Complete plan, the hub will be screwed to the wall to satisfy the standards required for a monitored installation. The pictures below show the front and rear of the hub including the wall fixings.
Front view of the hub
Rear of the central hub including fixings
The hub central display provides details of the current alarm status as well as access to the menu system. A representation of how this appears is shown below:
The top of the display has a row of icons giving a visual indication of the health of the system:
- Battery - Displays the current health of the built-in battery backup
- Alert - Displayed when an event has occurred that you will need to action such as an alarm notification
- Cellular Status - Shows the health of the cellular/mobile backup connection if supported by your hub
- NFC - Shows the availability of the NFC connection to support key fobs
- Zwave - Shows the health of the Zwave connection, the private network that the hub uses to talk to the sensors around your home.
- WiFi - The current strength and availability of your home WiFi network
When the system is powered on, an LED at the top left of the hub case will glow steadily allowing you to easily locate it at night. The LED will change appearance depending on the state of the system:
- Idle - Pulses a warm blue colour
- Armed - Switches to a green colour
- Triggered - Pulses red
- Alerted - Pulses amber if there is a fault or an alert