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Shaker/vibration for deaf person

January 22, 2018, 2:59 am

Am looking for a shaker for bed (on headboard or under pillow) for elderly and deaf customer. Need to vibrate when phone rings (central station calling) or door bell rings (police/firemen at door).... Read more »

Ground Loop challenges

January 20, 2018, 9:14 pm

Hey Guys!! I have a camera install that is plagued with Ground Loop issues. I have been installing individual BNC Ground Loop Insulators on individual cameras that are the worst which cleans up t... Read more »

Camera on Power-Line Adapters

January 20, 2018, 7:45 pm

Hey guys, This a follow up to my sign camera challenge looking at a roof line. As you may remember I first started out considering looking at a convex mirror at the sign but when that was determin... Read more »

dls 2002 or dls3

January 20, 2018, 3:09 pm

I'm looking for a copy of either one. I have 3 pc5010 panels but the dls5 wont work with these older models. does anyone have an idea where to get it? Read more »

Thunderbird - Not So Much for This Group

January 14, 2018, 1:53 am

I'm finally starting to get a little like for Thunderbird as an email client and news reader. It has its issues and its still a lumbering process to block a single user, but for Usenet I can jus... Read more »

Cheap Caravan, Motor Home, Travel Trailer - Cellular Alarm

December 28, 2017, 5:22 pm

Yeah right. I was napping at my desk yesterday when I was awoken by a call from a buddy. He just thought of a brand new idea, and of course had had to call me. He seemed to think somebody sho... Read more »

Ademco Lynxr - Can't Disarm from Automatic Stay Mode from daily schedule

December 23, 2017, 7:42 pm

I installed two new window wireless sensors and glass break sensors on zone 1 (hardwired). Everything seemed to ok until the first night when I could n't disarm the panel after the Automatic Stay... Read more »

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

December 20, 2017, 1:38 am

I'll be away next week and of course I'm rushing around trying to get everything done before I go. So before I forgot, I thought I'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read more »

I heard some news

December 9, 2017, 8:11 pm

Does anyone know what happened to Jim Rojas? Read more »

Cellular Radio.

December 1, 2017, 5:03 am

Both Verizon and ATT provide Cellular Boosters for customer who use their cellular service but can't get a good signal in their home. I'm thinking t hat they are just providing a connection betwee... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »