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In the latest episode of "Longmire" at about 12min 30sec in there is a  
scene in a hospital room.

I have to wonder why there is an alarm keypad in a hospital room.

I have done work in hospitals - fire alarms, nurse call and access  
control.  Never have I seen a keypad in a patient room.

The door/wall backdrop must have been recycled - maybe it was an office  
door once before.

Nothing about nothing - I know.

Do you guys notice keypads, motions and other alarm components in TV  
shows?  Are they ever inappropriate (like one scene (and I can't  
remember the show) that has the characters looking around a home while  
the ademco keypad by the door has a red "armed" light on...)

Maybe it's just me...

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On Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:18:35 PM UTC-4, JoeRaisin wrote:
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Of course we notice.

Like ....... keypads on the outside of homes. When the alarm goes off the p
olice come in minutes, 2 or three cars with lights and sirens. When nobody  
is home and someone crashes through the front door, where the keypad is ...
. the alarm goes of instantly. Double hung windows with the magnet on the b
ottom of the top sash and the contact on the top of the bottom sash and no  
window lock. People moving around in a room and the motion detector lights  
never come on   in every movie!. LCD keypads on the wall with blank display
s.

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Jim Wrote:  

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Actually we're supposed to turn off the LED's after testing!

--  

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

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On Friday, September 20, 2013 5:19:30 PM UTC-4, G. Morgan wrote:
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Actually we're supposed to turn off the LED's after testing! --  


"Supposed to" ?

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Jim Wrote:  

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Well, only if you want to prevent a potential burglar from casing the
detection area.  I read it in a cut-sheet once, of course theory and
practice don't always jive.

--  

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

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On Monday, September 23, 2013 5:16:08 AM UTC-4, G. Morgan wrote:
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 > >"Supposed to" ?  

Well, only if you want to prevent a potential burglar from casing the detection area. I read it in a cut-sheet once, of course theory and practice don't always jive. --  

You give "potential burglars" the attribute of being smart.  

Actually I think the LED coming on would discourage them.  

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On 9/23/2013 11:00 PM, Jim wrote:
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I know it keeps most customers happy.

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TV and movies are never accurate. :D
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All the time.

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Heck, Simon, DSC, and DMP are inappropriate anytime anywhere.  


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On 9/20/2013 11:38 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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LOL

I can agree, though I don't have a huge problem with DSC - just HATE the  
little terminals on the panel.

As for aesthetics, I think the DSC keypads are the nicest looking  
keypads...

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If you are a DSC fan they should send you a bunch of the little screwdrivers  
to keep you from complaining.  I think I still have a couple of them around  
somewhere.  


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On Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:29:33 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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I judge manufacturers by the quality of their screwdrivers

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So how do you explain GRI?  They make great contacts, and some of the  
lousiest screwdrivers I have ever used.  


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On Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:11:40 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
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You get a screw driver with every bag of contacts.  

Throw the screwdriver away with the bag.  

OR .... Maybe there's a good screwdriver company out there that makes bad contacts.  

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Yeah, DSC.  We already covered that.  LOL.  


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