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They do, they used to at least.  It was "Ademco Gold Support", I've long lost
the number.



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As I've said over the years so few people download something like that
doesn't suprise me

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I've only downloaded a handful of Ademco panels.  In addition on site, FBII
XL-2/3, Napco P800/801, DSC-1500/1550, Vista 10/15 all program super easy at
the keypad once you get their little nuances.  Its faster to keypad program
them.  However sometimes you get some little headache that you can spot in
the program by using their client software.  I used a Telecom Gear line
simulator and a modem for years for those panels that do not have a direct
plugin for laptop programming.  It saved me many a headache to be able to
look at the whole thing on site instead of going back to the office and
dialing in.

I also found the DMP XR10/20 panels to be generally easier to program at the
keypad.


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I had to do a take over of a Vista 20P the other day. Never did one
before. Since I don't have the compass software, I had to switch all
the CS info over by keypad. The progrming isn't hard but I found it
annoying to have to stand in front of the keypad, trying to juggle
manuals and write entries. I just don't DO that anymore.

I found a few what I considerd to be "weird" things about the program
but since it had been programed by the previous alarm company all I
had to do was make the CS changes and adjust a few things the way I do
it and mark down the info from each location. Worked ok on the first
CS test so I guess I did alright. One thing didn't turn out though.
There are some wireless xmitters. I had the zone list so I knew which
openings to check for xmitters. Bad thing is ...... I couldn't find
the damn Reciever. If it ever needs troubleshooting ......... I'll
just have to install another one, I guess. I always mark the location
of the sirens/speakers, xfmers, zone modules, and receivers on the
inside of the panel door ..... not for anyone else ... just so that
*** " I " *** can remember where the hell they are. Nothing like
trying to replace a faulty siren or transformer, when you don't
remember where the hell you put it and now it's hidden behind a
refrigerator or in a closet that wasn't there before.

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RF Keypad?


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Uhhhh!   Could be. Didn't know they had one. How do I tell?

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How many sets of keypad wires?  How many keypads?  Actually I have no clue
if Ademco has a keypad with a receiver built in or not, but some other
manufacturers do.  One set of wires and one keypad.  Must have an RF keypad.

http://tinyurl.com/65pjwtg

Hmmm. Looks like they have several models of RF keypad.

 


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There are three keypads and three sets of wires tied into the panel.
House was prewired so I can't physically trace the wires. Just a
little down in the basement and a little up in the attic. I figure
they must have tapped off of one of the keypad wire runs, someplace. I
haven't looked at the connections to the backs of the keypads yet to
see if there's a splice-in at one of them. I have to go back and start
the home theater system next week, so I'll take a look then.

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Get a set of Belgian headphones and play "Ca plane pour moi" by Plastic
Bertrand in the vicinity of the keypad, if the alarm activates then its a
wireless keypad.

Doug



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I tried something like that but the aluminum foil on my head kept
slipping down over my eye's and I fell down the stairs.
Now I'm in the hospital where I tried the head phones jack in the jack
on the wall. I think I blew out the nurse call.

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