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I don't worry about this in either of our homes. ...

I don't worry about this in either of our homes. Because the way they're laid out, keys are kept far from an entry point. And good luck ever finding anything in my wife's purse. However, you bring...
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I disarm with a key fob while I'm still in the...

I disarm with a key fob while I'm still in the driveway, before I open the garage door.

Who wants to race into the house to disarm the alarm at a keypad?

I mounted the LED from a CE3 into the...
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I’ve swapped a 6150RF for a 6160RF in order to...

I’ve swapped a 6150RF for a 6160RF in order to get more wireless zones. I can confirm previous posts stating that the programming is in the panel and not in the keypad.
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You can buy a used Lynx Plus on EBay for $20.

You can buy a used Lynx Plus on EBay for $20.
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Sounds like the contact is programmed into the...

Sounds like the contact is programmed into the system as an NO (normally open), and your old contact probably had both a set of NO and NC terminals, and the wires were hooked up to the NO terminals. ...
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ADT Smartthings hub is supposedly some customized...

ADT Smartthings hub is supposedly some customized platform built by 2GIG and stuffed into a 2GIG GC3 case. I imagine the alarm sensors (standard 345MHz wireless alarm sensors) are added to the...
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They have an annoying shill who spams some of the...

They have an annoying shill who spams some of the subreddits where alarm systems are discussed. The shill doesn't even know which systems their device supports - he spams threads for wireless AIO...
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Pretty sure that's what I yanked out of my...

Pretty sure that's what I yanked out of my mother's house.

https://i.imgur.com/y7oNu5z.jpg

Ok, that was a 4150. Replaced it with a Vista 20p and three keypads, a 6160V, a 6160, and a 6150RF....
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>OP wouldn't even need to program the panel: Any...

>OP wouldn't even need to program the panel: Any defaulted Honeywell Vista panel comes with Zone 1 programmed to serve as a 4-wire fire zone. If he just straps out other zones with jumper wires or
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Use Powerline adapters. That's what I've always...

Use Powerline adapters. That's what I've always used to get a network connection to my alarm communicator.
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For #2, you should go with cellular or dual-path....

For #2, you should go with cellular or dual-path. I have dual-path with a Honeywell iGSMV4G, and use Powerline networking to get my communicator connected to the internet. Relying on Internet only...
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POTS monitoring should only cost $8 a month.

POTS monitoring should only cost $8 a month.
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Connect the PGM output to an SPDT relay to use it...

Connect the PGM output to an SPDT relay to use it with your Z-wave contact (contact wired to NC and COM terminals on relay), or use a Z-wave trigger and replace your Z-wave contact.
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The keypads are addressable, and need to have...

The keypads are addressable, and need to have unique addresses. There is a button sequence at power-on to set the address of the keypad. You need to make the new keypad's address match the address...
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I think ADT calls it a “Pulse TS” system.

I think ADT calls it a “Pulse TS” system.
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My Ring doorbell was getting around -48 w/o a...

My Ring doorbell was getting around -48 w/o a range extender, and now gets -33 with a range extender (Netgear EX6400). Netgear R7000 router is at the other end of the house, on the second story. ...
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Just curious - are these changes implemented via...

Just curious - are these changes implemented via custom firmware? Could you buy the 10.23 TC ROM for a Vista-20p, and turn your Monitronics Vista-20p panel into a generic VIsta-20p?

Since the...
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That's not at all how I would choose a system. ...

That's not at all how I would choose a system. I'd be looking at what I needed the system to do and the available contacts, environmental sensors, keypads, key fobs, sirens, etc. that work with each...
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My Arlo Pro base station and Netgear R7000...

My Arlo Pro base station and Netgear R7000 wireless router are located in the same room, at one end of my house, on the second floor. All of the Arlo cameras have a strong signal, even the ones...
11-02-18, 11:33 AM
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Shower slider window - which panel should be operable?

I have a small horizontal slider in my master bath shower, on the wall that is the long direction of the shower. The window is near the top of the shower - the bottom of the window opening is above...
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I had a similar problem with a 25 year old reed...

I had a similar problem with a 25 year old reed switch alarm contact on a window in a walk-in closet. I found a replacement contact about the same size as the old one (the one I bought was probably...
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You probably need to understand that you can get...

You probably need to understand that you can get equipment from the same manufacturers that ADT and Vivint get their equipment from, and have it monitored by the company of your choice. Getting...
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Just get a new, unlocked 2GIG cellular module for...

Just get a new, unlocked 2GIG cellular module for your panel. You need cellular communication anyway in case your power and/or internet connection go out.
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There are glassbreak simulators you can use to...

There are glassbreak simulators you can use to test. Also check the sensitivity setting on your sensor. If you sensor is really old, you might consider replacing it.

This chart shows which...
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You most likely have a 2GIG Go! panel, and will...

You most likely have a 2GIG Go! panel, and will need to replace the cellular module in it, as Vivint will never release it.

Just do a Google search for "how to take over a 2Gig go panel from...
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