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April 25, 2018, 4:21 pm

I have a couple new old stock Starlink Cells I ran across yesterday in the shop. I could use an RP1CAe2 keypad or better yet a DK1CA keypad. Anybody want to swap? you can use the contact form at... Read more »

Brinks / Monotronics

April 18, 2018, 3:53 am

I see that mono is becoming Brinks. What a cruel turn of fate (hee hee hee) Read more »

Entrapass Access Level Exceptions

February 28, 2018, 5:10 pm

Recently went to training for Entrapass and learned something new, Access L evel Exceptions. I thought, gee this is great! Came back to the office and when I try to use this feature, only 4 of my ... Read more »

Napco Quickloader software?

February 26, 2018, 10:42 pm

Hi All, I just bought a house that has an old Napco system in it. Napco won't let me download Quickloader to change the system without being a dealer. Does anyone have a recent version of the progra... Read more »

quckloader for windows and older Napco P3200 panel

February 26, 2018, 2:39 pm

I am trying to upload my panel settings to my computer using a PCI mini but seems like the software available on the Napco site does not work with it. I have an older panel from around 2002. Does... Read more »

Ademco PassPoint

February 24, 2018, 5:53 pm

Hey Guys, I have a customer that has a PassPoint System that I installed back in 1999. And it still works, functions, does what it is supposed to do, most of the time until there is a hiccup and ... Read more »

Software for Sur-Gard System 1

February 21, 2018, 9:19 pm

Hello: We currently have a Sur-Gard PCL card running on an old 386 computer with Reporter Software. Looking to update to a Sur-Gard System 1. Our company has a Hotel golf courses, arena and 3 hous... Read more »

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 »

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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 »