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TESTED – Eaton i-on40H

by Andy Clutton

The i-on40H is a 40-zone hybrid (wireless and/or wired) control panel, which is expandable to 80 zones. It is aimed at installers who prefer a radio or hybrid solution and has the versatility of being both backward and forward compatible.

Due to this, it is suitable for larger floor plans and properties with outbuildings that require detectors, sounders and cameras to be located far away from the burglar alarm panel.

With SecureConnect enabled out of the box, the i-on40H reportedly offers smart security management and straightforward configuration using a web browser at no extra cost. It is also compatible with Eaton’s range of radio peripherals and plug on communicators.

Getting started

The instructions provided with the panel, though wordy, are very simple to follow. Rather than using jargon words, it has been written to enable users to following instructions to a defined outcome.

The location of the on-board aerials are at the top of the panel, away from any cable entry and termination points, reducing the risk of any damage during installation.

On power up, the system cycles through its basic setting types, prompting the user to set some base functions that can be changed later.

Firstly, you will need to set the keypad address by holding “a” and “Tick” for three seconds to prompt the keypad addressing, then following the keypad display, carry out setting your Partition mode, Wired zone monitoring type, and then your installer code.

From here, you gain access to the logic driven menus, all textual so it is easy to cycle through the menus without need to refer to the programming manual or know specific menu numbers.


Once you are used to the menu structure, the system works well, with little to no lag on wireless keypads and wireless zones, intuitive keypad LED design that allows you to be made aware if there are outstanding faults on the system through the Red LED indication on the arrow keys on the keypad.

Read the full review in the August 2022 edition of PSI magazine.

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