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Does anyone have a file that tells what the...

Does anyone have a file that tells what the versions do? My system works fine with the accessories it has but I'm curious if there are new items available that new firmware would be needed for.
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Is that a hardwired system that you could reuse...

Is that a hardwired system that you could reuse the contacts/sensors on? If so, and you are a DIY type person, maybe you should consider upgrading the controller to something more current with plenty...
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Maybe I am getting technologically challenged in...

Maybe I am getting technologically challenged in my old age but doesn't your Dock'N'Talk and house lose phone service (and the alarm's ability to call out) when you go out taking your cell with you?...
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I hang onto our keyfobs for loaning to occasional...

I hang onto our keyfobs for loaning to occasional guest(s) from out of town with the smart lock guest PIN written on the back of it.. That way they can get in the house without me having to divulge...
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I also ordered a keyfob for my Vista but it ended...

I also ordered a keyfob for my Vista but it ended up in a drawer as the Envisalink lets me do so much more with my phone.
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Living out West, I gave up trying to do without...

Living out West, I gave up trying to do without central monitoring. Too many places I can be out of cell range. Just use one of the cheap monitoring services to cover me 24/7. Does he have full time...
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Like Elite says below, I would take something...

Like Elite says below, I would take something like this, chop up and old extension cord to plug into the wall and power the relay, then use a contact on the relay as a zone contact for the Vista....
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I think it needs the resistance across an unused...

I think it needs the resistance across an unused terminal to work right. Any of you pros able to set things straight? I use one of the "other" monitoring services that have a reasonable annual fee....
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Shouldn't EOL resistors be put across unused...

Shouldn't EOL resistors be put across unused wired zones?
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Get that Envisilink now! I have been so pleased...

Get that Envisilink now! I have been so pleased with mine. A while back they added Amazon Alexa function to it. So much you can do with it!
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Thanks!

Appreciate all the alarm history, guys! Glad I posted the question. Never thought it would take us here! Interesting stuff!
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I'll continue to bore you all with my expounding....

I'll continue to bore you all with my expounding. Alan also was wondering about window locking. I gave up coming up with an easy way to add monitoring for that, as at best, I figured I'd need to add...
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I wanted to expand on my preference for not...

I wanted to expand on my preference for not getting elaborate "all-in-one" type systems and getting locked into what you have. True, I have to run two apps (alarm and cameras) on my phone but it...
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Holy moley! ThisOldMan's monitor strikes are...

Holy moley! ThisOldMan's monitor strikes are pricy! He must have bought a BUNCH of Apple stock when they went public! I'll have to stick with my cheap guy deadbolt mod!
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I also questioned the logic of a system that...

I also questioned the logic of a system that didn't monitor the lock status of protected doors. I built "door locked" monitors by using magnet switches (that install into the top of door jambs) and...
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Thanks for a very interesting and informative...

Thanks for a very interesting and informative read, Jimmiee. Makes me wonder what else you could tell us what life was like in 1929!*Big Grin*
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Remember, there are much cheaper options for...

Remember, there are much cheaper options for central monitoring than the big boys.
08-28-20, 04:40 AM
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The yellow jacket traps you can get at Home Depot...

The yellow jacket traps you can get at Home Depot or Lowes are astoundingly effective. While I don't have a problem with them entering my house (that I know of), they're really common out here in the...
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Which came first?

The DSCs and Vista20s are so similar, it just seems one must have been a knockoff of the other. Any of you veterans know which was the first to market?
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Do you know if your parent's system has the...

Do you know if your parent's system has the alphanumeric display keypad(s) or the fixed English one? You will need at least one alpha pad to seriously program the system.
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Seems like monitoring companies could just block...

Seems like monitoring companies could just block your phone number if your system goes rogue on them. Why get inside and lock it out? My vote is for a Vista 20. There are so many 3rd party solutions...
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Go on eBay and search for "wire locator". The...

Go on eBay and search for "wire locator". The cheapies work pretty well. Will find wires behind drywall.
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#11 contact follow up

Just to let everyone know... I installed the 2 #11 vibration contacts in series on my door frame hard wired to the controller, one about 6" above the strike area, one 6" below. I just left them at...
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I remember seeing that old foil on plate glass...

I remember seeing that old foil on plate glass store fronts. Looked like the installer painted a strip of something like varnish on the glass and stuck bare foil to it and brushed another coat over...
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EyezOn free upgrade

When we moved into our new-to-us house a few years ago I was delighted to find a venerable ADT Honeywell alarm system. A call to a budget monitoring service and we were up and running with...
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