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The SW 3000 is a slightly modified Vista 20P: ...

The SW 3000 is a slightly modified Vista 20P: http://www.nationwidesecuritycorp.com/wp-content/uploads/FA160C-Install-Manual.pdf

There's really no way to view programmed arming codes, but they...
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I don't know how old this MTA-1 unit is, but,...

I don't know how old this MTA-1 unit is, but, while they are mechanically quite simple; it's not impossible that the bimetallic thermometer component of this is starting to fail due to simple metal...
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Ok, here's a big problem: At t\he end of 2019,...

Ok, here's a big problem: At t\he end of 2019, UTC/Interlogix ended all production of security systems. That means that your already long discontinued system is now fully "orphaned".

There are...
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The 1550 is a fairly early design, and is pretty...

The 1550 is a fairly early design, and is pretty simple, compared with current systems. That's as much as you can expect from this model.
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If you have smokes connected to PGM2 (which would...

If you have smokes connected to PGM2 (which would be my guess from your photo), then you would normally enter your code to silence the siren, then *72 to do the smoke reset.

You shouldn't need to...
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The programming for the additional PGMs is part...

The programming for the additional PGMs is part of the main PC1864 configuration. The one curveball, is that the first output needs a dummy resistor load if it's not used, because it's supervised by...
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On many of them, if you remove the face from the...

On many of them, if you remove the face from the base plate, the membrane with the keys comes off with the face, exposing the backs of the keys, and the contact points on the circuit board. Not all...
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Yes, 40 vA is the current standard. When your...

Yes, 40 vA is the current standard. When your system was new, 25 was much more common, but part of the reason it's showing signs of overheating, is because on most systems, it was _barely_ adequate.
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I'll second that, at 19 that transformer is on...

I'll second that, at 19 that transformer is on somewhat "borrowed time". A New 40 vA will give peace of mind.

For the siren card, as long as it works, leave it be. Those old ones were built like...
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Short of getting a copy of the Compass software,...

Short of getting a copy of the Compass software, and managing a download (no, it's not really DIY friendly); the best you can do, is to use the view function in programming to mark the configuration...
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Yes, that's all there is to it. _fixing_ the...

Yes, that's all there is to it. _fixing_ the wiring is much more involved, but just dummy closing the zone is easy.
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You can remove the wires, or leave them. It's...

You can remove the wires, or leave them. It's not going to make a difference.

The terminal strips are a just connection points that the installer used to make the individual opening wires less of...
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You don't have to power down. These are just...

You don't have to power down. These are just switch inputs.
Put one wire on the zone input, and the other end on common.

Looking at your install (which was actually neatly done), I suspect that...
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That looks like an old Ademco 745X3 driver ...

That looks like an old Ademco 745X3 driver
(http://firealarmresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ademco-745x3-Voice-Siren-Driver.pdf)

The two right hand terminals (6 & 7) get 12V power from...
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The small board down at the bottom of the...

The small board down at the bottom of the enclosure is almost certainly your siren driver card, and a fairly old one, at that. It wouldn't surprise me if it hasn't failed. Fortunately, replacements...
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Nope, those add on modules connect via the keypad...

Nope, those add on modules connect via the keypad data connections, which are not available on an all-in-one unit like this one.
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If you aren't interested in restoring the...

If you aren't interested in restoring the contacts on the windows, removing those zone wires at the main board in the metal enclosure, and replacing them with a 5.6K ohm (green, blue, red on the...
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Kidde makes a model that will do what you want. ...

Kidde makes a model that will do what you want. Not cheap, but they are listed:

https://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/products/fire-safety/combination-smoke-co-alarms/p4010acsco-w/
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Nope, you are kind of overthinking the...

Nope, you are kind of overthinking the instructions.

*8 [installer code] 804
[2 digit zone number]
enter serial number
press # to save.

Repeat for additional transmitters.

THEN, you go...
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Here, this install sheet should have the steps...

Here, this install sheet should have the steps you need. I'll assume that you already know how to enter and exit programming.
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Don't think so. The Envision boards connect via...

Don't think so. The Envision boards connect via the Power Series keypad bus. The NEOs use a totally different protocol.
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As far as I can tell, the only thing it really...

As far as I can tell, the only thing it really does is upgrade the system to be compatible with the latest version of their Total Connect service. It _might_ add compatibility for a few other...
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The standard 5816 transmitter can be configured...

The standard 5816 transmitter can be configured to take a NC switch input. You could use that with the various relay schemes described.

That said, you wan't to get your freezer on a non-GFCI...
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As has been noted, there are a number of ways to...

As has been noted, there are a number of ways to include monitoring the status of dead bolts, it's simply not a common request because it's not something easy to retrofit into an existing finished...
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DSC has been around since ~1979-1980. The real...

DSC has been around since ~1979-1980. The real reason most intrusion alarms are very similar, it that they are all based on basic hardware designs that have been around since the 70s. Most of the...
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