Just wondering what people out there have and how they like it.
I am a newbie to the group and trying to put my own system together.
Besides it is always cool to see what others have hooked up.
I've used Napco and Moose (now obsolete) systems on my previous
homes. In the current house I'm installing an ELK-M1G home
automation system. BTW, most of the people who post regularly here
(including me) are in the alarm industry.
2 Alphanumeric custom display keypads
2 dual tech motions
8 Hochiki 2wire smokes
1 Potter wateflow
2 OHD switches
1 8 relay expansion board - turns on spotlights, controls lawn sprinklers -
(just find the wet guy running away from my house)
2 16 zone expansion boards
1 Uplink Anylink
4 CCTV cameras modulated through all TVs in the house.
1 broken driveway annunciator...to hot out there to fix it right now.
1 howling Beagle dog
1 .45 stainless Combat Commander
1 .45 long Colt Revolver
1 .38 snubby
1 .380 Llama auto
1 Ruger .223
yah...that oughta do it.
| Just wondering what people out there have and how they like it.
| I am a newbie to the group and trying to put my own system together.
| Besides it is always cool to see what others have hooked up.
1 Vista 20P
2 Alpha Keypads
3 Aurora motions
4 DS 2 wire smokes
3 5809 wireless smokes
9 5816 transmitters on all sheds, enclosed trailer, generators, bikes,
1 Mean wife (Brooklyn Born)
1 X10 interface for inside & outside lighting(never bothered with it yet)
I know...That is way overkill... :)
Crash Gord> XR-200
PC1550 is a low end POS. But it isn't hard to program at all. IMO, the
only panel that DSC makes that actually requires a manual would be the
Maxsys or their new stuff. And those are a real POS. I like Paradox.
What I don't like about them is the endless panel revisions...worse than
Microsoft it seems :)
Matt I>> Just wondering what people out there have and how they like it.
It's really pretty simple. There's a worksheet where you enter in
all the options you intend to use. Then you just turn on the
I've only programmed one or two Paradox panels. They were those
annoying all-in-one wireless systems. I hated them. I understand
their other lines are much easier to configure. I'll try one out one
of these days.
Paradox has some issues with their software. It is not really clear cut
on how to get the panel to turn on the dialer. You have to play with it
to get it right. The panel doesn't automatically send signals out of the
box. You have to turn things on.
DSC software is nice and simple, but their auto detect modules feature
needs to be fixed. They also need to reintroduce the unsupported modems
addon. I don't like the MD12. Which by the way also works with Paradox
Matt I>>> DSCs are a PITA to program.
Sort of like you'd turn on the extra "bits" on that Napco LCD keypad so
it'll read: "Attention Burglar!" on one line and "Go ahead. Make my
day!" on the other... How do you do that, by the way?
Which they didn't introduce until well *after* you left your
installation business... So... Where did you program these panels? I
know.... I know... Over the phone... I can understand why they would
be so annoying, since the Paradox software isn't all that "clear" to
deal with... You have to be able to think "en Francaise". Sort of like
Leadtek (a manufacturer of computer components), only with them you have
to be able to "translate" their bad Chinese/Engrish.
Once you understand them, yes...
It might take you more than one (one of these days).