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EURO 46 V10 One panel,

EURO 46 V10 One panel, versatile security Future-proof your installations. It’s time to streamline your security. No longer will you fit a panel dependent on the communicator preference, instead, fit a panel and then add the communicator required. With Homecontrol+ App compatibility as standard (with optional IP communicator) you can offer greater value and futureproof your installations. The same programming you have come to love, the same accessories, just less hassle and greater up-sell opportunities. @pyronix Follow us on LinkedIn RMKT 090531 Pyronix Limited, Secure House, Braithwell Way, Hellaby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8QY, UK T: +44 (0)1709 700 100 E: W:

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