Trax Softworks, Inc.

January 27, 2006 New Product Announcement

vKey 2006 - Virtual Keypad Information

vKey 2006 is a "Virtual Keypad" for home or business security systems. As the name implies, vKey is a program that creates a virtual security system keypad on a standard PC . This virtual keypad supports all the basic functions of a wall mounted security keypad plus many additional features. Since it runs on a Windows® PC it can provide either local or remote access to security systems. vKey supports the popular line of GE NetworxTM NX-8 or NX-8E security system panels equipped with NX-590 TCP/IP modules.

vKey allows homeowners or business managers to use a PC to access and control the security panel in their home or office. All the basic features are supported to control the system on a daily basis.

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vKey 2006 main window on the desktop

Full Keypad Functionality

All standard keypad function are supported from the virtual keypad software.

Additional Functionality

In addition to the basic functions, you can

Internet and Local Network Support

All the functionality of the Networx security system can be accessed from a home or small business network or across the Internet. vKey 2006 connects to a NX-590 module in the security system to provide complete keypad functionality from a PC.

In this way, a business owner can check the status of a security system from home, including checking the time of recent openings and closings. Or a homeowner could disarm a home system from the office to allow access to workers or delivery people.

Compatible with Home Automation

vKey is compatible and complementary to any home automation control system that uses the "X10" protocol. X10 commands can be sent from vKey through the Networx panel, even when vKey is being used remotely over the Internet. vKey is especially well suited for use along with our Zeus Home Control software. For specific ideas how home automation can be integrated with security, read the brief Zeus and Security Systems page.


vKey 2006 requires a GE Networx security panel equipped with an NX-590 module. The following versions of Windows have been tested.

Download Available

A fully functional 30-day evaluation version which will support up to 24 zones and one partition is available for download at no cost. To download a copy of the vKey software, visit the vKey Registration page and fill out the form. The downloaded evaluation version can be upgraded at any time to a fully registered version by visiting our secure Online Order page.

Availability and Pricing

vKey Version 2006 will be available for purchase June 1, 2006 directly from Trax for $189.

Enterprise pricing is available for more than 3 locations. Dealer and manufacturer inquiries invited.

If you have any questions that are not answered here or if you have any general comments, please visit our Contact page and post them there.