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Are alarm companies trying to get rid of 3rd party monitoring and hobby ins...

February 17, 2017, 3:09 pm

I'm just a hobby installer and have only used honeywell stuff. I was reading up on the new lyric system. Apparently you need to be setup through alarmnet 360 to even program the thing. It seems d... Read more »

CFP: Twenty-second European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESO...

February 13, 2017, 9:20 pm

========================= ========================= ========================= ===== *** Apologies for multiple copies *** C a l l F o r P a p e r s Twenty-second European Symposium o... Read more »

FAI Security Guard SG1, SG2, SG3, Ness Guardpost & others

February 12, 2017, 11:54 pm

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 »

Silent Knight 5540 Downloading Software

February 1, 2017, 8:01 pm

Hello - A rather odd question: would anyone know where to acquire a copy of the old Silent Knight 5540 Downloading software for the old Regency 4724 Silent night panel? I know it's a defunct line a... Read more »

Starting a new Security Forum Site

January 29, 2017, 1:50 am

Come and visit my new Security Forum site If you like it feel free to register. If you have any ideas or catch any bugs PM my account (jacobgrahn) o... Read more »

Kantech Smart Service failing LDAP Query's

January 26, 2017, 5:05 pm

AD service is running and authenticates however in the logs the query fails with the Smart Service. [error][SmartService] - System.Reactive.linq.observableImpl.AsObservable Anybody esle see this issu... Read more »

Fire Lite MS5UD??

January 19, 2017, 4:37 pm

Hello all, Has anyone here installed the Fire Lite MS5UD?? I have one installed. Not my panel of choice, it was a replacement for an existing panel that had gone south for a new customer. It is ... Read more »

Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on

January 19, 2017, 12:48 am

Helping out family with a house that is prewired for alarm system, on the less expensive side. Struggling with the programming of a Honeywell Vista 20p, it is such old technology. Any recs for a qu... Read more »

Looking for Honeywell Compass Software and Info

January 19, 2017, 12:38 am

How frustrating that Honeywell sell their products though Amazon, but won't provide access to Compass to DIYers. Looking for latest software download, login info, and details on compatible modem. A... Read more »

was there apersonailty disk made for first alert works with win 7 -64 bit

January 17, 2017, 7:45 pm

personailty disk works fine wondows 7 with 32 bit but not 64 was there one made any one have a copy saves carryng 2 laptops Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Keypad height

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What is the standard keypad height for mounting an LCD Ademco Vista keypad. I'm 6 foot tall. Read more »


Running circuits together

Is there a code issue with running initiating circuits and notification circuits in the same raceway? Another tech made this assertion, but I think he is confusing it with the out and return of a c... Read more »