The Hub is the control panel or “brains” of the Ajax system. Currently there are three different types of control panels, the Hub Plus, Hub 2 (4G) and Hub 2 Plus. In this article, we highlight their different features to help you decide which hub best suits your requirements.
At the bottom of this page is a table of the different Hub specifications for you to compare, but here are some questions to ask yourself.
Q: Will I need more than 100 devices on my system?
A: The Hub 2 (4G) can take up to 100 devices, which is more than enough for most homes and offices. However, should you need a bigger system, consider the Hub Plus (150 devices) or Hub 2 Plus (200 devices).
Q: Do you want to have image verification when your alarm triggers?
A: Only the Hub 2 and Hub 2 Plus offer image verification by being compatible with the Ajax MotionCam. The MotionCam is an indoor motion sensor with a built-in camera. When the sensor triggers the alarm, a series of photos are sent to the Ajax App on the user’s phone.
Q: How many Ajax ReX Range Extenders do you think you may need?
A: The Ajax ReX and Rex 2 boosts the range between all Ajax devices and the hubs, allowing you to place devices at considerable distances from the hubs. This is useful for detached buildings, multi-story offices, large commercial facilities, or just properties with high “Wi-Fi noise”. The Hub Plus, Hub 2 and Hub 2 Plus can connect with up to 5 ReXes. The Hub 2 and Hub 2 Plus are only compatible with the ReX 2.
Q: Do I want to have more than one sim card in my hub as a backup?
A: All hubs communicate with the user’s App and security monitoring companies via the internet as the primary channel and data on a sim card as the backup. If a user wants the extra safety of having two sim cards (i.e. two different cellular service provider networks), then consider the Hub Plus, Hub 2 or Hub 2 Plus. Remember the signal between the hubs and the Ajax devices are not run on Wi-Fi, but via its own secure Jeweller radio technology.
Q: If I don’t want to hardwire a hub to my internet router, what are my options?
A: All hubs come with a 1m long LAN cable for you to plug into your internet router. If you want your hub to be in a different room to your router and you don’t want to run a long cable, then you can connect your hub to the router via Wi-Fi. However, only the Hub Plus 2 can connect via Wi-Fi.
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