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

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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 quality basic DIY wired system with wireless add-on potential?

Preferably with a computer-based programming capability?

I have an ELK, but that is too pricey for them.

Re: Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on
For the long run, I would recommend that you recommend an experienced alarm
 company to that family. Obviously, if you are doing the work for them they
 will not be monitored, and that is not favorable to the family that you ar
e "helping out". Companies install V20p on a regular basis today... so it i
s not old technology. Yes, they still manage to keep their 'pager' programm
ing in there, yet I can't remember what a pager looks like since I last car
ried a voice unit in the early 90s. All systems can add wireless, some are  
built into a keypad and others use an add-on card. If you cannot follow pap
er programming sheets, do not think that using a computer will make it any  
easier. That poor struggling family that you mention should be able to find
 a decent company that will not tie them down for 3 years at an exhorbitant
 rate. Help them find a company that will just sell/install the system at a
 decent upfront cost and that has a decent regular monitoring rate. They wi
ll know everything about the programming.    

Confucius say, " Those who seek free things are cheap as can be ".  

and  " It is only when a mosquito lands on your 'noogies' that you realize  
that there is always a way to solve problems without using violence ".

and  " Elevator smell different to midget "


Re: Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:48:20 PM UTC-8, oldcr...@gmail.com wrote:
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I'd suggest a DSC Alexor, it's fairly priced and easy to install.

Re: Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:02:22 PM UTC-6, Jacob Grahn wrote:
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Umm the Alexor has been discontinued by DSC, why you would recommend it for a prewired home is beyond me

Re: Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on
replying to oldcrow55th , Jacob Grahn wrote:
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I'd get a DSC Alexor. It's a fairly priced, easy to install Security System.

If you have any questions contact me
jacobgrahn12@gmail.com

Re: Recs for a Wired Alarm System w/ Easy Programming and Wireless add-on
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:48:20 PM UTC-5, oldcr...@gmail.com wrote:
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A DSC Alexor for a pre-wired home?! Really!

Alexor self-contained security system easily installed and easily defeated.  
The problem with inherent self-contained security systems lend to security compromises.

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