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Mergers & Acquisitions

April 17, 2019, 4:12 pm

Did eDist buy DWG Distribution? Read more »

Testing Ignore if You can

April 14, 2019, 5:06 pm

Please ignore Read more »

DSC general system tamper

March 22, 2019, 6:27 pm

The situation is the above. PC1616, PK5501, RF5132 and Envisalink4. I get s ervive fault general system tamper. The tamper at RF5132 is ok, also i disa ble wireless zone supervisions and also disab... Read more »


March 20, 2019, 11:30 pm

I installed a fair number of Digital Watchdog DVRs the last few years I was in the business. One thing almost every one of them needed to work properly was a firmware upgrade. None of them ever... Read more »

Fire Stop/Block

March 17, 2019, 4:13 pm

Hello all, I have a pending Fire Alarm install in a commercial building. I will need to use a Fire Block around wall penetrations. Anyone have a recommendation for what is to be used or not used ... Read more »

DSC Smart phone app with 2 partitions

March 2, 2019, 3:26 pm

Is there a service/app either cellular or IP that allows the virtual keypad on the app to switch partitions on DSC power series(not NEO)? Neither Starlink connect nor Alula currently offers that f... Read more »

I'm Back

February 21, 2019, 10:59 pm

Didja miss me? Read more »


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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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


Ademco Vista-10SE no sounder output?

Hello all, During some recent tests on a Ademco Vista-10SE, we found there is no output to the sounder terminal (terminal 3). The sounder in this case is connected to a dialer which of course never... 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 »


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 »


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 »