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RE: Corrosion caused by batteries.

November 12, 2019, 5:28 am

I am getting fed up with the corrosion at the negative or positive terminals of Duracell AA and AAA batteries that come preinstalled (from the manufacturer/distributor) in wireless motion detectors... Read more »

DSC PC1616 Date Time Issue

October 31, 2019, 12:23 am

My mother in law's DS PC1616 panel is on the blink after the PGE blackout from the past day. I have watched several videos on Youtube on how to enter the date and time by entering *6 Master Code pr... Read more »

Need a DSC HS EMS500 Thermostat (or a Replacement?)

October 2, 2019, 1:28 pm

My HVAC was replaced -- went from an A/C & gas furnace combo to a heat pump & gas furnace -- dual fuel, i.e., is now a 2 heat system. My DSC Power Series 486 alarm system has an ESCORT module wh... Read more »

Multi partition alarm panel

September 24, 2019, 6:07 pm

Anyone know of a commercial control panel with at least 10 partitions? Doug Read more »

UTC?s Interlogix division to close down by end of 2019

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September 22, 2019, 4:59 pm

Has anyone seen this, UTC?s Interlogix division, makers of a variety of residential a nd commercial security product lines, has notified its employees and dealer s that it has begun the process... Read more »

Old Brinks equipment

September 17, 2019, 3:55 am

Yelloh! I'm looking for **very** old brinks equipment, (basically under the 2000 series and under), and before you tell me about how its proprietary y adda, I've got the necessary tools to program... Read more »

Toll free pproviders

September 9, 2019, 1:58 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for a reliable toll free service to point to central station receivers? What service are you using and what issues, if any you have experienced. I'm not too h... Read more »

3G radios/CDMA sunset

September 7, 2019, 4:55 am

Hello everyone, Just wondering if anyone has a lot of slowly sunsetting communicators that they are worried about, and what steps or solutions that you may have taken or are contemplating as a solut... Read more »


August 11, 2019, 5:18 am

Customer has NX4v2 and will not arm with any code, installer code, and keyp ad buttons. Programming has installer code able to arm/disarm. Master code was reset and still will not work. Upon arriv... Read more »

NEW DSC PC1864 - old firmware?

July 19, 2019, 8:44 pm

It is cool people still use the newsgroups! I just have a simple question. I had purchased a Brand new PC1864 panel online and when it arrived I noticed it was running v4.23NA firmware (is that fro... Read more »

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The best rated discussions


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »