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Moore's Electronics

October 15, 2017, 1:50 am

I have to say that the last couple years I used Moore's to rebuild DVRs (mostly Dedicated Micros) I had more than a couple come back and have to be sent right back again. Maybe it was just bad l... Read more »

Nuvico AL-800 IOS Viewer

September 30, 2017, 9:50 pm

Nuvico did not update its viewer apps - the old ones do not work with IOS 11. Is anyone aware of an iPhone app that will work with this DVR? Read more »

Entrapass Task Builder

September 26, 2017, 1:40 pm

I recently had a Kantech system installed. I am playing around with the sma rtlink task builder which does not have much in terms of documentation. Is there any way to add logic (IF ELSE) in progra... Read more »

Honeywell Compass

September 23, 2017, 2:34 pm

Greetings Gang, Has anyone ever found a way to directly connect the compass program to the panel? Using the jury-rigged connection of modem & fake phone line voltage is a bit questionable from... Read more »

Remember the Good Old Days

September 10, 2017, 11:38 pm

I still recall Robert Bass calling me up to brag endlessly and complain about Mike Sabodish only to have Mike call me a little later to carry on about Robert Bass. Don't worry, machinists and ta... Read more »

Death and Destruction

September 10, 2017, 12:04 am

As a maelstrom of wet hell bears down on Florida I can't help but think, I hope Jim Rojas is safe in his underground bunker, his batteries hold up, and his pumps don't fail. Read more »


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 »

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The best rated discussions


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »


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 »