When I tried one during testing, the panel announced the voice descriptor for the button (Panic remote ****), prior to sounding the alarm
These are emergency panic remotes… you probably want to have it announce the location of the person having the emergency. My understanding is these are not “police” panic remotes. They are used like lifeline “I have fallen, and can’t get up” emergencies. “I am hurt, sent help”… panics (that is why they are water-resistant (bath/shower), have lanyards (for wearing around neck), wristbands, and belt clips).
I suspect these are targeted at special needs customers, or for the Senior Citizen customers. The operator will come over the radio, or call premise, contact list to discern nature of emergency.
If you are looking for “stealth” panics (do not announce they have been triggered, or location of home they were triggered from)… then you need to program them as silent panics.
I dont use the PANIC1 remotes (this feature is built into the main panel, the TS1, and PAD1), I instead have panels or keypads on each level of the home.
I have all the police panics programmed as silent (for immediate dispatch without central station trying to call or talk over 2way radio… they listen only). My family knows to hit silent police panic, and hide till police arrive.
If on the other hand, someone is hurt, or needs medical attention, they hit the emergency panic, and wait for operator to come over radio.
If you want your PANIC1 silent, change the zone type from (07) 24 hr audible alarm, to (06) 24 hr silent alarm. Keep in mind that if it is silent, central station will listen in over 2way, and my understanding is they will immediately dispatch.
FYI Q16(2) sets all panel, TS1, Pad1’s as silent police panics…