To help promote its new PowerSeries 9047, Digital Security Controls (DSC) is featuring a Quick-Install contest at its booth here at ISC West. The 9047 – a full-featured, self-contained wireless home security system – is guaranteed to revolutionize the speed in which wireless systems are installed, DSC says. In addition, it has the smallest “footprint” of any self-contained wireless alarm system available, the company said. It features instantaneous, two-way audio VOX and push-to-talk alarm communication with the monitoring station. The PowerSeries 9047 has the same functionality as the hardwired PowerSeries systems with the added bonus of consistent programming structure, template programming and wireless quick enroll to help reduce programming and install times. Take it from me, SDM’s editor! I have had very little experience installing or programming alarm panels; yet I competed this morning against three other people in the Quick-Install contest and with little instruction, I completed a basic installation in just over 4 minutes! The folks at DSC expect “real” installers will be able to do the installation in 1 to 2 minutes. “The three attributes of speed, quality and teamwork are what DSC is all about,” a company spokesperson said today. For more information about the PowerSeries 9047 Wireless Alarm Communicator, visit – or if you’re here in Las Vegas, get in installation contest yourself by visiting DSC in booth 23001.