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February 7, 2019, 1:27 am

Anyone have any experience with the DSC Neo panels? I've taken over some of the older DSC panels a number of years ago but this product appears to be in quite a different league. I'm just beginn... Read more »

Guard Tour System??

January 31, 2019, 12:01 am

Hey yous guys!!! Anybody in here have any good knowledge or familiarity with a Guard Tour System?? I have a customer that is looking at installing a small system with only three(3) stations. Woul... Read more »

CFP: The 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS ...

January 14, 2019, 5:03 pm

========================= ========================= ========================= ===== *** Apologies for multiple copies *** C a l l F o r P a p e r s Twenty-fourth European Symposium o... Read more »

ESORICS 2019 - Call for Workshop Proposals [24th European Symposium on Rese...

January 11, 2019, 4:47 pm

[apologies for cross-posting] ====================================================================== CALL for WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: ESORICS 2019 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Secur... Read more »

Fault in Motion Sensor

December 25, 2018, 12:32 am

I have an Ademco Lynxr panel with several sensors throughout my house. I have recently been getting a fault error on one of my motion sensors, which I believe is the Honeywell 5890pi. I am aware of... Read more »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 21, 2018, 11:32 pm

I'll be away for the holiday week so this is the last chance I'll have to wish you all happy holidays. Might check in while I'm away but ...... going to be pretty busy. See ya ! Read more »

Dell laptops are junk...

December 4, 2018, 6:55 pm

just back from the repair store it seems wife's Dell laptop had died again.. third processor gone bad in 2.5 years... wouldn't be so bad if it was being used. But it mostly just sits on the shelf... Read more »

Adding Envisalink EVL4 - Auxillary Power Max'ed out?

November 22, 2018, 8:32 am

I plan on purchasing an EVL4 shortly but have a question regarding Auxiliar y Power Maximums. I have a Vista 20P control panel with the below auxiliary devices which have a total current draw of 5... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018, 12:34 am

Guy has a parrot that's really nasty so he finally decided he's going to te ach it a lesson. He put's the parrot in the freezer. Figures he'll leave hi m in there for a while to teach him a lesson.... Read more »

looking to buy voice siren drivers

November 3, 2018, 12:40 am

hello! I am looking to buy at least 1 voice siren driver. I Have found the Ademco 745x3 and the amseoco vsd-208, but I am looking for different models. Specifically I am looking to buy either an FBII... Read more »

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Radioncs 9112 lockcode

Good evening all, I just got a Radionics 9112 panel, first thing I did was lock the reset pin and try to check for a lockcode with my 5200. Of course it was locked! Is there a way to zap the code ... Read more »


GEM-RP1CAE2 & 2x 8 zone Expanders - 17-24 zone OPEN

Hi, I have a Napco 3200 panel, with GEM-RP1CAE2 Keypad, two 8-zone expanders & a 16-point wireless receiver. My system was fine till I had 16 zones (8 from panel & 8 from a 8-zone expander + 8 point ... Read more »


How do you price CCTV service contracts?

Hello everybody, I'd like to tap the collective wisdom of this nice group. Reading the latest BICSI News newsletter, in the Secure your bottom line... article the author argues that typical charges ... Read more »


An Inconvenient Truth - Unlicensed Bay Alarm Company - Message from the CAA...

Group: Here is a message from Jon Sargent, CAA President, along with my reply. Got whitewash anyone? Jon Sargent CAA President 10-17-2006 This is not going away. The CAA has rules; Bay Alarm Company... Read more »


FAI Security Guard SG1, SG2, SG3, Ness Guardpost & others

As a registered security service technician, I'm here to help you. I was an installer on the FAI systems back in the 90's and I'm still servic ing them today in Victoria, Australia. I can help you... Read more »


Re: First Alert FA215 - how to replace the battery?

Thanks everyone for the good advice. Our battery just went out after a full 10 years and 8 months! The unit has been waking us up every 4 hours ARG! to complain of the battery failure. It's a Casi... Read more »


Pull Station Height

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This is a question for Nick to help keep his brain functions working. NFPA 72 says that the pull station should be mounted at 42-54 AFF ADA says that the pull station should be mounted at 48 AFF PA T... Read more »


ps tools download password

uploaded the program from a panel, no problem. triedto download and a popup said enter download password. tried a bunch, no good. tried to turn off this feature, need password. called other techs wh... Read more »


Ademco Lynx REN - Error Question

Hi: I am a DIY-er, and have a panel that has been showing some weird behavior lately. It's been showing a Low Batt indication, while showing zones 30-33. This is after the system has been armed, awa... Read more »


Does anyone know about Ademco high speed protocol

Does anyone know about Ademco high speed protocol ? I'm busy writing software for an alarmsystem and it would be nice if I could implement these features. Actually, I'm new at this kind of alarm syst... Read more »