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Do you have a security system installed in your house? If yes, then one of the most common problems you could be experiencing is false alarms. It’s both annoying and may cause panic in your immediate surroundings, which can be a little bit embarrassing to the neighbors and potentially to the security personnel that will check...
Google Home is a collection of smart speakers that enables users to interact with services through Google Assistant. Google Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant that perform tasks and services. It supports devices including smart home appliances and cars. Google Home devices may be integrated for home automation, al...
People are not taking their safety and security lightly. According to latest data from Statista, the global security technology and services market raked in about $75.6 billion in revenues in 2015. The 2017 figures are not yet in but they're expected to hit record highs. The use of access control and alarm system is projected...
DSC is currently producing two generations of their PowerSeries hardwired hybrid alarm systems. The older generation is the PowerSeries 1616, 1832, and 1864 alarm panels and related components. The newer generation is the PowerSeries NEO 2016, 2032, 2064, and 2128 alarm panels and related components. For simplicity moving fo...
We get a lot of customers that want to put a keypad in a location that doesn’t have one and doesn’t have any wires going there. A lot of alarm systems are pretty limited on choices for adding wireless keypads. And often they need to put on a new transceiver module which can be troublesome. One major benefit of DSC’s NEO is th...
Photo courtesy of Alarm System Store via YouTube If your home is equipped with a Honeywell Alarm system, it’s always protected against burglary, a crime that happens at an average of every 13 seconds in the United States, according to the FBI. Just having a security system has been shown to deter burglars as they look for...
The DSC PC5108 Zone Expander is used to add additional hardwired zones to your existing control panel.  Each expander module has jumper settings that can be set for the desired zone numbers.  For example, if you are using an expander to add zones 9 through 16, you would make sure that jumper 1 is off, jumper 2 is on, and jump...
There are several times people get confused on programming their zone definitions into the DSC security systems.  It is fairly easy to do, but can also be really confusing.  Zone definitions basically tells the system how that zone is to respond to that device being triggered.  In other words, the definition tells the system ...
A few people I've talked to in the past on the tech support line have a big misunderstanding of what Honeywell's RF House Code is used for or even what it is. Honeywell incorporated the RF House Code into the programming of quite a few of their panels whether they be the hardwired Vista panels equipped with wireless receivers...
Rather you are replacing or installing the WT4911Bat (battery) in the WT4911 outdoor wireless siren, you must follow certain directions.  Failure to follow instructions during this installation process may damage your battery and your siren may not work. When dealing with this certain type of battery, it must go through a dep...