Part Number : 106-408


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Ness SmartLiving Flex5 I/O Input / Output expansion module that works with the SmartLiving 505, 515, 1050L and 10100L systems.

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SmartLiving Series Input / Output expansion module

The Flex5 expansion board increases the number of inputs (zones) or outputs available on the SmartLiving system. The board receives commands and power via the I-BUS. The power supply to the device and the two ancillary power outputs are protected against shortcircuit and overload.

The Flex5 expansion board has 5 terminals which can be used as either zones or outputs.

If programmed as inputs, terminals 1 to 4 directly accept shock / Vibration and rollerblind sensors.

If programmed as outputs, these terminals can sink 150mA.

The Flex5 expansion board has a built-in signalling buzzer which can be activated separately from the terminals. The device is protected against break-open and break-off tamper (these protections can be disabled if necessary). 

 Designed for security and flexability

The SmartLiving intrusion control panel 'cocks its eye' at security.
This innovative system combines all that is new in intrusion-control technology to provide flexibility and ease. Ease for the installer, who is steered through programming operations in a fast, clear-cut way. Ease for the user, who is guided through operations by graphic indications and voice prompts. Ease-of-access to the most frequent operations, and ease of understanding of the entire system.



Superior to time and first on the changing scene of security systems, Ness's newly designed control panels and devices are based on new-generation technologies and leading-edge system architecture. All products are designed to take full advantage of the latest microprocessor technology, bus architecture and communication paths. The result is a range of truly innovative products whose superiority in design technology and performance is more than obvious. The highly-competitive SmartLiving intrusion control panel provides important features rarely found in residential, commercial or industrial application systems of its kind. This optimized-performance control panel provides first-rate features such as: graphic display, text-to-speech, voice notifier, flexible hardware, end-to-end voice transmission (voice-on-bus), IP connectivity.


Technology and Simplicity. From the onset Ness professionals took great pains to ensure that the SmartLiving intrusion control panel would be both installer and user friendly. Easy4U is based on audible and visual technologies which provide a series of operative approaches which interface with the system and access "Shortcuts". The visual guide utilizes a display that provides information in text and graphic formats. The text display (4 lines of 16 characters) is twice the size of displays normally found in control panels in this market segment. The uncomplicated "follow me" graphic guide steers the user through a choice of options. Explicit icons indicate the keys to press making operations clear-cut and simple.

 Even the installer will find Easy4U technology helpful. Programming is piloted by a straightforward graphic interface similar to that of a PC. In addition, an advanced technology "text-to-speech" feature allows you to create "voice" messages by simply typing in the texts if you don't want to use the standard defaults that are ready to use out of the box. It is also possible to download .Wav files and messages recorded on the PC to the control panel. A further feature of great importance is automatic-learning of all zone balancing which allows the system to set itself up in accordance with its cabling.


Technology and Flexibility. FlexIO offers the ultimate in the patented split-terminal technology. With this technology the embedded distinction between inputs and outputs no longer exists. In fact, FlexIO terminals work as both. In other words, the number of zones and outputs on an expansion board is defined during system installation and is no longer pre-defined at the factory. This hardware flexibility goes even further, as these terminals can read analogue values, deal directly with vibration and rollerblind sensors, output analogue signals and also manage 'zone doubling' (two separate programmable hardwired zones placed to one terminal). This installer-friendly technology also allows you program the intervention (EOL) values of the terminals you employ as inputs. Each terminal is equipped with a fine-adjustment trimmer (Patent Pending) which eliminates the risk of incorrect analysis evaluation and thus lowers the false alarm rate. Another interesting aspect of FlexIO terminals is the 'free mapping' feature. To all intents and purposes, the control panel terminals can be 'mapped' anywhere on the peripherals (keypads and expansion boards) in such way to allow the installer to use every terminal the system provides.


Technology and Connectivity. Janus technology takes you into a different realm. It permits you to interface the world of Ness SmartLiving products with the outside world through a TCP/IP Ethernet connection. Janus technology is embedded in SmartLAN/SI and SmartLAN/G boards. By accessorizing the SmartLiving control panel with these boards, you will be allowed 'no-risk' worldwide access to the system via the Internet. You will be able to send TCP/IP data packets and program the system from any remote location over the Internet. The SmartLAN/G board provides the entire spectrum of Janus technology functions. It not only provides easy remote access from anywhere in the world, but also offers the opportunity to send e-mails and attachments. Additionally, you can access the system via the Internet and interact with the control panel through a virtual keypad. On top of that, the sophisticated technology of Janus allows you to interact with the control panel through your Smartphone just as if you were standing in front of a keypad. The Janus technology embedded in the SmartLAN/G board transforms your Smartphone into a wireless keypad that allows you to operate on the SmartLiving system. A keypad connected to the panel no matter where you are!


          Main Features of the SmartLiving Systems
Hardware Features SmartLiving 505 SmartLiving 515 SmartLiving 1050L

SmartLiving 10100L

Number of Terminals supported by the System 5 15 50 100
Number of Terminals available for mapping and relocation 5 15 50


Terminals on motherboard (configurable as inputs or outputs) *  5 (0) 5 (0) 10 (5)

10 (5)

Programmable relay on motherboard 1 1 1


Relay programmed for external Siren connection as default Yes
Number of programmable open-collector outputs on motherboard 2 2 2 2
O/C programmed for External Strobe and Internal Siren as default Yes
Number of partitions available 5 10 15
IP Connectivity management (using SmartLAN) Yes
Flex5 expansion board housing - - Yes
GSM device housing Yes
Power supply 1.4A 1.4A 6A 6A
RS232 Port Yes
Power charge monitored by temperature probe (ProbeTh accessory item) Yes
Dynamic Battery Test Yes
Control-panel firmware upgrading capability onsite Yes
Peripheral-firmware upgrading capability via control panel Yes
Enclosure  Metal
Battery housing 7 A/H 7 A/H 2 x 18 A/H 2 x 18 A/H
Dimensions (HxWxD) 305x220x80 mm 500x380x95 mm
Weight without battery 2.5 Kg 5.3 kg
I-BUS devices
I-BUS peripherals enrolled automatically
Number of keypads supported
5 10 15
Number of nBy proximity readers supported
10 20 30
Number of Flex5 5-terminal Expansions supported
4 10 20 40
Ivy-B Sounderflasher
Number of Air2 Wireless Transceivers supported
4 10 20 30
Nexus GSM/GPRS module
Air2 wireless devices
MC100 Magnetic contacts and/or IR100 PIRs
5 15 50 100
Wireless keyfobs (KF100)
50 100 150
Installer access code  2
Number of user-access codes (can be controlled by timers) 30 50 100
Number of nKey Tags or nCards card (can be controlled by timers)
50 100 150
Telephone communications
Integrated automatic digital-dialer
Automatic voice dialer (SmartLogos30M option, refer to Voice functions)
Telephone contact numbers  15
Telephone line check
Input terminals 
Auto-learning of zone-balance * 
Zone doubling (each input manages 2 zones)
Input terminals for shock and rollerblind sensors on control panel
Input terminals for shock and rollerblind sensors on keypad
Number of input terminals for shock and rollerblind sensors on expansion boards confi gurable as inputs or outputs
Programmable input-zone thresholds.  (EOL Values per Zone) Yes
Input threshold trimmer * 
Voice functions on motherboard
Remote Listen-in function with choice of location (Alien keypads)
Voice functions on SmartLogos30M board (accessory item)
Automatic-Answephone function (customizable)
Message recording at Alien keypads Yes
Voice-prompt menu over-the-phone (customizable) Yes
Automatic Voice-dialer Yes
Message recording from PC (using microphone or .wav) Yes
Message recording from PC (using text-to-speech function)  Yes
Nexus GSM functions 
Voice dialer over GSM Network Yes
Sends pre-edited and customizable SMS text messages for each event Yes
Programmable priority-management of PSTN and GSM channels for each event Yes
Activates control panel shortcuts via SMS text message or CallerID Yes
Answerphone and DTMF command management functions Yes
Automatic Balance check Yes
Voice, digital and SMS message Emergency communication Yes
Other features
Week-to-Week timers (each with 5 ˜exception' periods) for automatic arming and enablement
10 20
Thermostats with manual, dayly, weekly and antifreeze management
5 30 50
Programmable timer-controlled events
10 30 50
Automatic daylight saving time
Programmable scenarios (arming configurations) 
Shortcuts (one-stroke actions)
Programmable icons
Number of tigger events
360 430 840 1430
Rolling event buffer
500 1000
Events log filter
Saves compact event details
Manages shortcuts on function keys (12)
Shortcuts on LEDs (4) on nBy Readers
Manages Events-Actions matrix
Generates 'start of' event-related actions
Generates 'end of' event-related actions
Programming software runs under Windows
* Patent Pending



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Part Number 106-408

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