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universal IP communicator

September 22, 2018, 2:51 pm

Greetings Group, We're looking for a universal IP communicator that doesn't require a subscription to another service. (ie.. AlarmNet) If so can it handle a CID data stream? Tks, RTS -- *Ro... Read more »

Good quality and cheap H.265 H.264 4.0mp 8.0mp POE IP Cameras,4ch 8ch DVR w...

September 3, 2018, 9:01 am

Hello,guys we sell kinds of 4.0mp 8.0mp IP POE Cameras Dome(support Onvif),CCTV Home security camera systems,price and quality are both good,you may just need one H.265 POE IP Cameras price fro... Read more »

Up in An Attic In August in Yuma Arizona

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August 8, 2018, 1:00 am

Ran a new cable modem cable on Saturday. Holy crap! How do you guys do this ever day? Read more »

Form B Reed Switches on Wireless Alarm Sensors

July 24, 2018, 3:07 am

Anybody know of any wireless alarm transmitters that use Form B (NO) magnetic reed switches in them? Just curious... Thanks in advance. Read more »

You always think you've seen it all

July 18, 2018, 4:32 pm

One of my customers moved to a house that already had an alarm system insta lled. Vista 20 panel with a zone expander, two keypads and get this...? ?? 10 motion detectors and 9 audio glass break d... Read more »

ps tools download password

May 28, 2018, 7:17 pm

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 »

Anyone have a manual for a Dictograph 55-sm security system?

May 19, 2018, 4:46 pm

I have a Dictograph 55 sm security system in our home which with some changes has worked well for over twenty five years. I now want to change it so I can turn it on and off with my smart cell phone... Read more »


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May 15, 2018, 1:49 pm

Greetings Group, How many of you have had customers want you to sign a N.D.A. (non-disclosure agreement)? How did you deal with it or them? After 42 years in the business I had one ask me yester... Read more »

Searching for a Alarm Dealer near Paris Tennessee

May 13, 2018, 12:23 pm

Hello all, I have a customer that has a elderly friend near Paris, Tennessee. Which is way out of my area. They are having a difficult time finding a Security Alarm Dealer in the area. Can anyon... Read more »


April 28, 2018, 1:24 pm

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »



Recently I bought a FBI XL-2T alarm system. I installed it correctly. But I no idea how to program it. I read thru the instruction manual........ nothing workout sofar. Can anybody help me on this ... Read more »