Add Wireless Sensors to Safewatch Pro 3000en

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Old 04-05-10, 04:07 PM
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Add Wireless Sensors to Safewatch Pro 3000en

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I have a old Safewatch Pro 3000en which was installed by ADT before I moved into my house. For the last three years I have used a different company to do my monitoring. The system only has two door sensors and a motion sensor, and it all works great. I was hoping to add some wireless windows sensors. Is this even possible with this model? I was told by a tech guy for a security store that I would have to replace the whole system, since there's nothing for such an old system. Just wanted to know if this is true.
 
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The SW 3000 is a Vista 20p with minor modifications. It's not the _most_ current version, but it's an in production system.

The question is do you already have a wireless receiver. If all of your existing contacts are hardwired, the odds are that you don't.

Also, you need a alpha keypad (6160 or equivalent) to add new zones.
 
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Thanks so much for the reply. Can a wireless receiver be added to this system? If so, which one do you recommend? As to what model is the keypad... where would I find this? I looked on the keypad but did not see any model numbers. I appreciate your help.
 
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If you don't already have wireless, the simple solution is a 6160RF keypad. That takes care of the alpha keypad and wireless receiver in one shot. If your keypad(s) only displays the zones as 2-digit numbers, then it's not an alpha keypad.
 
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Thanks. So if buy this keypad I can use my existing hardwired platform AND add wireless? All I need to do is replace the pad?
 
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Yup, that's all you need to do to take care of both problems.

Just read some of the other posts regarding SW3000/Vista 20p so that you have the gist of how to set the keypad address and view the existing keypad addresses.

This has all been addressed repeatedly.
 
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Thanks so much! I will buy one and try it out....
 
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Ok... I got the keypad and installed it. Now, what do you guys recommend when it comes to wireless sensors? I want to monitor several windows. What glass break sensor do you guys use/recommend?
 
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would you put BOTH a glass break sensor AND a window sensor like 5800MICRA on a single window? Or would a 5853 glass break sensor do the job? Wouldn't it go off if someone tried opening the window, thus rattling it? Please give me your suggestions... thanks!
 
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If it's just a single window, something like the 5819 might be your best bet. It's a shock sensor and window contact in one.

If you have multiple windows in the same space, basic window contacts with an acoustic glass break like the 5853 is the more cost effective solution.

(no, in general, acoustic glass breaks will not react to the movement of the window. They are tuned to frequencies in the range of breaking glass)
 
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I'm sure this has been covered, but I can't find the right thread. With my Vista20p panel and this new 6160rf, how many wireless zones can I have? The system already has 3 hardwired zones.
 
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The 616RF is the equivalent of the largest capacity receiver. You get 40 wireless zones plus 16 dedicated keyfob slots.

It's in the installer manual in the section on system specifications.
 
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