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Access Control Project with a Twist

February 23, 2020, 4:16 pm

Hey Guys, I have a potential project that is bending my brain a bit. A customer wants to set up an entrance door for controlled access to the building. There is a double door but just one will be... Read more »


February 19, 2020, 11:00 pm

Who else received calls from both Bass and Sabodish back in their feuding days trying to get you to be on their side. Read more »

A puzzle to solve

February 9, 2020, 11:59 pm

Hey guys, the other day I had a problem tracing a wire and I used a method I?ve used for years. It just occurred to me that I don?t kn ow if it?s something that everybody knows or not. This was t... Read more »

Anyone knows the installer code that Tyco uses

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February 4, 2020, 8:53 pm

Anyone knows the installer code that Tyco uses for the following panel 128FBPN FYI I am familiar with the honeywell panels so I know all the factory default codes Any suggestions would be greatly... Read more »

Work Ethic, Pride in Workmanship, Sense of Accomplishment

January 21, 2020, 3:40 pm

I wonder what ever happened to Graham. I think he was the ne on this group who told me most people absolutely do not have those things. He said, A tech wants to do as little work as possible fo... Read more »

Adding garage on separate partition to NX8E system?

January 21, 2020, 12:23 pm

Have an existing system that I need to expand to a detached garage. Totall y confused on what I need to add. My plan is to run a single cable between buildings - distance is 250 feet. Have powe... Read more »

Smoke Detector Beams

January 12, 2020, 2:40 am

Hey guys!! At least to all the (OLD) regulars. :-) I actually have a On Topic question. With all the years I have been doing alarms I have actually something new of sorts. I will be installing... Read more »

1.5M in 5 months (how he did it)

January 3, 2020, 6:59 pm

Hey it's Rafael Rodriguez here... I'm going to keep this short. I?m holding a live training workshop where my special guest will be showcasing how he generated $1,500,000+ in revenue in only 5 mo... Read more »

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 21, 2019, 3:26 pm

Well times a short and the season is upon us all. Merry Christmas, to everyone on the group and in the business.... Have a safe and joyous, New Year... -- *Rocky T. Squirrel, esq.* Read more »

How to be a skeptic and make 11k/month

December 20, 2019, 1:26 pm

Hi, This crazy viral software gets you up to $11,000 AND thousands of hot leads per month. And it's PROVEN to do so - even at the challenge of hardcore skeptics. Do you have one minute? Because ... Read more »

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The best rated discussions


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


CCTV with Cat5 and what I've learned.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was doing my first CCTV install using Ca= t5 and Baluns. I think it was here (but maybe in other groups too) that it = was touted as being less expensive to use Cat... 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 »


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 »