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Heats don't normally go bad with age. If you...

Heats don't normally go bad with age. If you have one in a dampish environment, you could get a corrosion problem, but, other than that, they don't generally degenerate with age, very much.
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Yeah, the CCD can be damaged by a steady dose of...

Yeah, the CCD can be damaged by a steady dose of harsh sunlight .
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The switch in these things is about the size of a...

The switch in these things is about the size of a coarse human hair. The temper of the springy metal can, and does get weaker, so that even a mild voltage or vibration can pop it open for a split...
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The 6160 alpha keypad and the 6150 fixed language...

The 6160 alpha keypad and the 6150 fixed language keypad are the current models, and will be compatible.
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A fair number of DIY people go this route.

A fair number of DIY people go this route.
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Heat detectors do have a purpose and function. ...

Heat detectors do have a purpose and function. They are for locations where the ambient conditions would result in excessive false trips; or for locations where life safety is the lesser...
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Easy peasy. Open the old one up, take the...

Easy peasy.

Open the old one up, take the wires loose from their connectons making note as to which ones are on the power terminals, and being careful to not short the power wires to anything...
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Wired or wireless? Makes a difference in process.

Wired or wireless? Makes a difference in process.
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OK, if you have the 4300 or 1321X10 transformer,...

OK, if you have the 4300 or 1321X10 transformer, and it's connected back to the alarm control per figure 6 on page 2-4 of the installer manual...
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Ok, I think this "20 questions" approach isn't...

Ok, I think this "20 questions" approach isn't helping you. If you are going to get useful information out of this; you will need to give us a clear description of your system; whether or not you...
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Usually on a label on back of the device, or...

Usually on a label on back of the device, or possibly in the battery compartment, depending on which model. You can try adding a photo.
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Well, you have one critical thing already sorted...

Well, you have one critical thing already sorted our. You have a clear list of what the existing zones are. The hardest thing about doing this, especially with a dead system is getting that...
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Yes, if what you replaced were 120v...

Yes, if what you replaced were 120v interconnected smoke alarms, they were not connected to the intrusion alarm control.

There _is_ a special relay that some people add to their smoke alarm loops...
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Since your question is completely different from...

Since your question is completely different from the original thread; we'll give you a fresh thread:

Installer manual:...
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Actually, the changes over the last 10 years or...

Actually, the changes over the last 10 years or so have been relatively minor. Mostly in terms of more communication options, really. Unless you are looking for fairly high-end features; nearly...
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That should have been 020 09 10 ### What you...

That should have been 020 09 10 ###
What you did was assign zone 1 to keypad 1, zone 9 to keypad 2, zone 2 to keypad 3, and zone 10 to keypad 4.

To fix it you need to enter 020 09 10 00 00 ###...
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If you are going to replace the alarm control; go...

If you are going to replace the alarm control; go with the PC1832, which is the direct replacement for your system, and is compatible with all of your existing keypads. The HS models use a completely...
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Here is the caveat...If you have been running...

Here is the caveat...If you have been running this system on this over-voltage transformer all this time, there is a pretty fair chance that you may have damaged the rectifier circuit built into that...
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Depending on the age of your battery, a brief...

Depending on the age of your battery, a brief power flicker could have the effect of letting the relay in powered devices like the glass break change state long enough to trip an alarm.

If the...
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On page 2-5 of the installer manual there is a...

On page 2-5 of the installer manual there is a chart that you can use to add up all of your components, so that you can estimate the size battery it takes for 24 hour standby plus active alarm time....
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In general, most of those components on these all...

In general, most of those components on these all in one boxes, are surface mounted devices that require some specialty techniques to put them on the PC board. That, and something that could hit one...
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The switch to stay mode normally only happens if...

The switch to stay mode normally only happens if you arm the system, and _don't_ open and close an entry/exit zone. It's an automated safety function.
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"I want my alarm to call my cell phone..."

This is a topic that seems to pop up multiple times a week, and now (Spring, 2017) it’s time for a bit of an update:

First, when we speak of “security systems” we are generally speaking of...
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