The USAlert WatchDog is a 2-Tone Voice Pager operational in the VHF or UHF frequency bands. Ruggedly designed for use by first-responders and others in the public safety markets, the WatchDog is available in 1, 2, or 5 channel models. The pager features a 16 character true alphanumeric LCD for displaying the date and time an alert was received, programmed text identifying the alerting address, the number of the alert, and many operational changes configured from the front panel buttons. The WatchDog is IP66 certified, meaning it protects against any dust intrusion and powerful jets of water from any direction. The WatchDog Pager comes with a 2 year warranty and an option for 5 years. The WatchDog is built in the USA.
The USAlert WatchDog Pager Battery Charger can charge two sets of three NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries at the same time. One set can be installed and charged in a WatchDog Pager and another set can be charged in the spare battery compartment at the rear of the Battery Charger. The WatchDog Battery Charger is both a smart charger that detects battery levels and adjusts the charging rate accordingly, as well as a rapid charger that gets a fully discharged set of batteries back to an operational level in a minimum amount of time. The typical battery recharge time is about 2 hours for a moderately discharged set of three. For completely discharged batteries, recharge time should be about 3-4 hours. If a set of batteries is being charged while installed in a WatchDog Pager and the pager is turned on, the pager will still draw a small amount of current and the charging time will be slightly increased. The WatchDog Battery Charger is compatible with both USAlert WatchDog and WatchDog LT pagers.
The USAlert WatchDog Charger with Antenna is designed to be used in situations where the WatchDog Pager is charging but may need additional signal strength to alert the pager. The WatchDog Charger with Antenna is the same device as a standard WatchDog Charger, but has a BNC connector built into the back of the housing for attaching a cable to an external antenna. The paging signal is then routed from the antenna to the charging WatchDog Pager. The Charger with Antenna is compatible with both USAlert WatchDog and WatchDog LT Pagers.