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Napco Gemini P9600 Security Panel, 8-96 Zones


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8 To 96 Hardwire Zones/Points

The Napco Gemini P9600 Security Panel, 8-96 Zones is a fierce, multi-tasking hybrid security control panel suitable for high-end security applications and home automation integration. This microcomputer-based burglary and residential fire alarm control panel supports 96 users, four RF receivers, two interior bypass groups, automatic system arming/disarming, and three relay outputs (expandable to 96).

  • Allows permanent panel connection to home automation hubs
  • Offers up to eight independent area partitions
  • Supports up to 96 users, 15 keypads, and 800 logged events
  • Compatible with GEM-ACCESS access control

The P9600 panel offers 8 to 96 hardwired or wireless zones/points, with up to 48 RF wireless points, including eight 2-wire fire zones. Among its advanced features, the P9600 offers support for permanent panel-port connection to automation hubs using the GEM-RS232 interface. The panel also offers programmable partitioning, allowing independent control of eight separate areas.

Easy Programming and Use

With EZ programming, users can easily set up the system through a keypad. The panel also includes a built-in scheduler that allows you to program up to 255 scheduled events. Its exclusive V.A.L.I.D. feature (Verifying Automatic Line Integrity Diagnostic) reduces false alarms due to changes in line resistance. Additionally, the overview mode permits monitoring and control of total system from one keypad.

Advanced Compatibility Features

The P9600 offers an onboard programmable lug and GEM-ACCESS access control compatibility, allowing versatile use in most residential and commercial applications. It also supports GEM-automation with the alarm-to-pc automation software package interface, GEM-Developer Development Professional’s Protocol for custom integration, and Phast automation systems with the GEM-PHASTPAK interface.

The control panel features fuseless maintenance-free operation. It comes with the P9600 controller in an enclosure, an integral digital communicator, and a step-down transformer.

Built By Security Professionals For Security Professionals

The Napco Security Group is a leading diversified manufacturer of security products, encompassing burglar and fire alarms, access control systems, video and electronic digital and proximity locks, as well as panic exit hardware. Sold and installed by tens-of-thousands of security professionals, from security dealers to locksmiths to systems integrators, millions of homes, businesses, institutions and people around the globe are protected by products from the Napco Group of Companies.


Control Panel

  • 8 End-of-line-resistor burglary zones programmable for area, exit/entry delay, interior, follower, day zone, chime, fire option, sensor watch, swinger shutdown, zone anding and a variety of other features
  • Up to 96 zones with optional zone-expansion modules and 4-zone keypads
  • Including up to 8 2-wire fire zones
  • Up to 96 individually coded users, each with a programmable authority level
  • Exclusive RS232 panel-port supports PC home automation/ networking integration for 9600 baud comprehensive communications
  • 3 On-board relay outputs; expandable to 96
  • Three keypad panics: fire, police and auxiliary
  • Up to 8 independent area partitions
  • Up to 8 separate access stations by up to 96 users
  • Up to 64 separately-addressable X-10 devices with the GEM-X10 kit
  • English-language prompts and system status messages from choice of keypad models
  • User-customized zone descriptions, reprogrammable as required
  • Supports 2-wire and 4-wire smoke detectors
  • Reports alarms, restores and troubles by zone
  • 255 Event schedule
  • 800 Event log
  • Overview mode permits monitoring and control of total system from one keypad
  • Supports up to 4 RF receivers
  • Guard-tour programmable for start time, tour length, and checkpoints (tour stations)
  • 2 Programmable entry delay times
  • 2 Interior-bypass groups
  • Dynamic battery test interrupts charging and places battery under load every four hours
  • Chime by zone; programmable duration
  • Non-volatile RAM retains memory during power losses
  • Quickloader programmable
  • Auto-download log
  • Exclusive V.A.L.I.D. feature (verifying automatic line integrity diagnostic) reduces false alarms due to changes in line resistance


  • Compatible with all major receiver formats, including BFSK, 4/2, modem 2, SIA, 4/3/1, 4 + 2 express and point ID
  • Rotary dial and touchtone with rotary backup
  • 3 20-Digit telephone numbers
  • Backup reporting; double reporting; split reporting
  • 96 User codes with opening/closing reporting by user
  • AC failure reporting with programmable report delay
  • Supervised telephone line cut with programmable delay
  • Pager capability
  • SIA CP01 compliant versions available

Technical Details

  • Operating temperature: 32 to 120 degrees F (0 to 49 degrees C)
  • Input power: 16.5VAC via class 2 plug-in 40VA transformer, supplied
  • Loop voltage: 10-13VAC
  • Loop current: 2.5mA with 2.2ohm end-of-line resistor (model EOL2.2K); 5mA for 2-wire smoke detector zones
  • Loop resistance: 300W max.; 50W for 2-wire smoke detector zones
  • Relay outputs (burglary; reset; aux): wet, 12VDC, 1.2A max.; Dry (cut related jumper for dry contacts), SPDT contacts 24VDC, 2A, 0:6 PF
  • Auxiliary power output: 12VDC regulated
  • Remote power output: 12VDC regulated (for keypads), 750 mA combined standby current (remote power + aux. power + reset relay power)
  • Standby time: residential fire/burglary and commercial burglary, 4 hours minimum
  • EZM module: GEM-EZM8: input, 50mA (including PGM output) PGM output: 5mA, 12V special application
  • Keypad current: GEM-RP1CAE2: 100mA; 35mA if backlighting is disabled (cut W1, W2, W3)
  • PGM output: 5mA, 12V special