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August 18, 2017, 10:41 pm

Sadly, I write the last chapter in the flagrant abuse inflicted upon decent hard-working alarm individuals and companies throughout the United States of America, Canada, and the free world. For ... Read more »

Honeywell Vista 20P - Reprogramming to allow entry/exit delay for backdoor....

August 10, 2017, 6:52 pm

Can someone confirm or advise whether what I am thinking of doing will work for my Vista 20P Honeywell alarm system. Desired outcome: add a delayed entry/exit for a backdoor(leaving the front do... Read more »

DIYer Seeks Free Professional Advice With X255 Access Control Networking

August 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

So, after getting out of the industry I find myself setting up and improving the control system on my shop. I am still a fan of Napco and I am implementing some access control solutions to an x2... Read more »

Just Because or Just for Fun

July 22, 2017, 10:38 pm

Hello to all that need it. This post is just for some worthless dribble because this group needs a little spark. I agree that the spark will only be that a spark but who know where it will lead. ... Read more »

Kanech Application Note DN1796

June 26, 2017, 2:41 am

I am looking for Kantech Application Note Networking Basics DN1796. I can't believe I can't find it in Kantech web site nor Google searching. Please help me if you have it or can find it. Thanks! Read more »

Can DSC 5010 trigger a custom relay or close a circuit during an alarm

May 25, 2017, 9:05 pm

Hi. I have a DSC 832 / 5010 panel, with about 2 dozens zones. It's been w orking great for years. My setup is like this: 1. DSC 5010 2. 5 DSC4985 flood sensors around the house (dishwasher, ice... Read more »

DSC and PCLINK software

May 24, 2017, 9:33 pm

I am trying to connect to a SCW9047 via DLS 5, 1.62. I am getting a pretty standard error from what I read, Panel Could Not be Identified. Can anyone help? Read more »

20p no sound from siren

May 24, 2017, 2:36 pm

Hello All, I removed xfinity I control from my panel. The alarm sound only comes from my keypads. I have already confirmed the sounder works. I have even added aux PS but no sound. I'm thinking i... Read more »

Help with CCTV

May 13, 2017, 11:38 pm

I could use help with understand my CCTV system. Read more »

Re: FCI 7200 Fire Panel (thunderbird question)

May 10, 2017, 12:18 am

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 years ago I installed a FCI FireVac 7200 System in a Condominium Business Occupancy and through all this years it... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »