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pc1832, some zones stuck open

August 7, 2020, 12:37 pm

Section 013 is no end of line. Zone attributes are all identical. Zones 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 are stuck open (have shorted the zone on the panel to confirm it's closed) Suggestions? Read more »

Just for discussion.

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July 19, 2020, 5:20 pm

Hello all, no matter how few!! :-) The other day I received a call from a customer that said that morning a police officer showed up and asked if there was a problem. The office manager said; No,... Read more »

Happy 4th

July 3, 2020, 4:22 pm

Hope everyone has a little fun planed for the weekend. Have fun but don't knock down and statues. :-> Read more »

Modem to complete Contact ID protocol

June 11, 2020, 8:44 pm

Hello, I am looking for a 56k soft modem with a usb interface that could be used t o complete contact ID protocol to call a local alarm company. I found that the CX90240 chip by Conexant has the ... Read more »

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May 31, 2020, 4:41 am

Hello, For some reading this you may consider it on a boredom level of 9.6 On the other hand others might agree this is most amazing and the odds of being successful are off the charts. Either wa... Read more »

The Man From A.S.S.

May 26, 2020, 2:55 pm

Written in response to a marketing related post on Facebook to a guy who makes rod holders under the company name Elite Rod Holders. Branding is a tough thing, but if you are not a one dimensional... Read more »

is tech software man jim wrote still available

May 17, 2020, 11:31 pm

Jim Rojas had that neat tech man software had all the panel defaults is it still available some where Read more »

New Monitoring Service

May 1, 2020, 11:06 pm

Can the group recommend a monitoring service for a Ademco Lynxr panel that has been working fine for many years? My service provider is going out of business at the end of June 2020 and I need to s... Read more »

USC title 18

April 22, 2020, 3:44 pm

TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or... 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 »


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 »


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 »


ps tools download password

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 »


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 »


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 »


Access Control Project with a Twist

Hey Guys, I have a potential project that is bending my brain a bit. A customer wants to set up an entrance door for controlled access to the building. There is a double door but just one will be... 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 »


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 »