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 Posted: Sunday Feb 1st, 2009 07:40 am
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A new, stylish version of the Comfort KP04 keypad has been designed and introduced by http://www.smartpowershop.co.uk, part of the B & S Group Ltd. With a stainless steel fascia that fits flush to the wall, the new-look keypad has all the features of the Comfort KP04 and includes an LCD display for messages.

A focal part of Cytech Europe’s Comfort Intelligent Home System, the keypad with internal speaker and microphone, can arm and disarm the security system, record or hear voicemail messages, control Comfort through the Home Control Menu, communicate with other keypads, doors stations and telephone, received infrared commands, hear alarm sounds and activate shortcut functions. 

The new KP04-SS keypad from http://www.smartpowershop.co.uk comes with a backbox that allows the stainless steel fascia to be flush mounted with the wall. It measures 94 mm wide, 192 mm high and 36 mm deep.

We developed this modification in response to feedback on the Comfort forums and because our end customers were looking for a flush mounted solution for a keypad” said Oliver Barker, Systems Engineer at B & S Group Limited.

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 Posted: Monday Feb 2nd, 2009 07:17 am
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Hi guys,

The links posted above are to the main Smartpowershop website. You can view the keypad direct at:

http://www.smartpowershop.co.uk/product/comfort_metal_keypad/

Thanks

Oli



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Media coverage for the stainless steel keypad

http://www.prosecurityzone.com/Customisation/News/Physical_Security/Security_in_the_Home/Smart_keypad_for_intelligent_home_security_systems.asp

http://www.sbhonline.eu/pressrelease/pressrelease.aspx?companyname=Cytech+Europe&title=Stainless+Steel+Makes+a+Smarter+Keypad

http://www.hbdonline.eu/pressrelease/pressrelease.aspx?companyname=Cytech+Europe&title=Stainless+Steel+Makes+a+Smarter+Keypad

http://www.adfonline.eu/pressrelease/pressrelease.aspx?companyname=Cytech+Europe&title=Stainless+Steel+Makes+a+Smarter+Keypad

http://www.cpbsonline.eu/pressrelease/pressrelease.aspx?companyname=Cytech+Europe&title=Stainless+Steel+Makes+a+Smarter+Keypad


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Hello,

They go to improve the aspect of the keyboard see these two suggestions. 1st to put 4 pressure keys to program in the inputs, it gives larger functional flexibility to the keyboard, 2nd to remove the controller of the audio, if it is not advisable, at least to decrease plenty his dimension, that harms the aspect.

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Miguel Antunes

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I tend to agree with segurant on the austhetics here when it comes to the audio slider.  This black plastic slider cheapens the look a bit I'd say.  Better to have a lower profile stainless steel slider in my opinion and in addition to looking in more keeping with the faceplate it would be less likely to be snagged if anyone brushes past.  The linear idea is good though compared to the rotary on the stock model as at least you can see where the setting sits. 

J



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I believe B&S are looking at alternatives to the slider
I dont understand what is meant by 4 pressure keys to program the inputs



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I read his comment as being that he wanted 4 programmable/custom keys that he could assign to responses, control menu options etc but I'd say that's probably a more architectural change to the KP design than wacking a SS faceplate on the front of the existing design.

So P1 could be "All lnside Lights On/Off (toggle)", P2 as "Open/Close Gate", P3 as "Open/Close Garage Door", P4 as "check outside Temperature".  At least some examples I'd consider if it was available to me.  Save you having to drill dowm in menu with multiple keystrokes for the most commonly used household functions.

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Dont forget that any of the 16 keys can be programmed to activate any Response. The F key followed by the number key can be programmed in Control > Keypad as a shortcut. hence you could have F1 to open the gate etc so just 2 keys
A touchscreen however would be the ideal tool for this sort of thing, like the KT01



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is this still being made?



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This is made by B&S, a UK distributor, see http://www.smarthomeshop.co.uk/




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I think the model number is KP04-SS. A search under keypads or KP04 does not bring up this model.



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Please contact the Smart Home Shop directly, see the contact details on the website



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We have a new doorphone due out soon - it fits into a standard UK double gang back box. We are look at launching this soon but would be happy to provide units.

We may also extend the range into the kaypad if there is demand.



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