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How many types of outdoor security equipment and how to choose?

September 25, 2020, 8:01 am

Check details of above topic at I.Electronic fences: II.Wired infrared beams III.Solar power wireless photoelectric beam s... Read more »

Whew! pretty long dry spell here is ASA

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September 22, 2020, 1:39 am

Hasn't anyone got anything going on that's worth talking about? I'm installing these Napco Starlink radios one after another. Everybody wan t's to control their alarm system with their phones. They... Read more »

Z110 door monitor problems

August 28, 2020, 9:34 pm

I have used a z1100 at several homes in three states because my wife likes this model. During Hurricane Laura this week I shut the z1100mai power switch in the alarm control box to save the alarm ba... Read more »

Updated 3G / 4G letter to end user.

August 28, 2020, 1:00 am

I just updated the letter I posted a few months ago in case anyone cares t o use it. Dear (customer ) As we all experience now days, old technology is constantly being replaced with new, Seems ... Read more »

Need Silent Knight Regency parts/keypads

August 17, 2020, 6:02 pm

Hi - I hope you guys might be able to help. I am looking for parts for the old Silent Knight / ITI Regency 4720 / 4724 system. I really need a 4205 keypad and also need a 4660C keypad. I am also int... Read more »

Why I Quit Buying Tools for Techs

August 15, 2020, 3:35 pm

Graham would throw a temper tantrum and call me an evil capitalist pig for this, but I quit buying tools for techs because they had no respect for the amount of hard work I had to do to buy them.... Read more »

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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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 »