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For the smoke alarms, are these 120V with battery...

For the smoke alarms, are these 120V with battery backup smoke alarms, or are they alarm system connected smoke detectors? The answer is going to be different, depending on which.
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Based on what's being described, I suspect that...

Based on what's being described, I suspect that the zone isn't programmed as the zone type he _thinks_ it's programmed for. It it only goes into alarm when armed, then it's not set as a fire or...
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If you disable the wireless receiver on the...

If you disable the wireless receiver on the 6160RF you can install the 5881 in it's place. All of the programming info is contained in the host control, so the system will see no difference, in...
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Trust me, I've been an electronics tech for...

Trust me, I've been an electronics tech for pushing 40 years, and in the alarm and life-safety field for 20 of those years. Many "professional" installers can, and do, horrifically kludged install...
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If someone in the past cut all of the zone...

If someone in the past cut all of the zone jumpers, then they will only work as unsupervised NC zones, which means that you can't use them for fire zones.

As I said, "Yes, assuming that there are...
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Yes, assuming that there are no other issues with...

Yes, assuming that there are no other issues with this 20+ year old system, reprogramming another zone input as a fire zone _should_ trigger the fire output. As previously stated, _any_ input can be...
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Correct, the inputs simply do what they are...

Correct, the inputs simply do what they are configured to do. You could program _any_ input to be fire. The firmware directs the outputs based on what the inputs are configured to be.
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If a a direct short from z8 to zone common didn't...

If a a direct short from z8 to zone common didn't give any reaction from the keypad or the output, and you have verified that the programming is correct; then the only remaining possibility is that...
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The trigger wires on the old Moose panels are a +...

The trigger wires on the old Moose panels are a + voltage output, and are use to trigger the on board relay.

Given that they are getting an alarm activation on a manual fire test, and the...
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Put a jumper from terminal 11 to terminal 12. ...

Put a jumper from terminal 11 to terminal 12. That will test if the alarm rely closure on the smokes are the problem.

Look at the pink wire coming off the trigger harness. When the smokes are...
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It's going to be a digit number: The factory...

It's going to be a digit number: The factory default is 1234, but it's unlikely to be the one currently programmed.

Installer manual: https://cms.dsc.com/download2.php?t=1&id=13604
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You aren't going to find battery powered camera,...

You aren't going to find battery powered camera, especially at entry level pricing. Cameras require more power than you might think.
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Simple test: Jumper from common to the zone 8...

Simple test: Jumper from common to the zone 8 terminal. If you get the fire alarm activation, then the problem is with the smokes and/or field wiring. If not, and these smokes have triggered the...
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Alarm systems are wired so that the alarm dialer...

Alarm systems are wired so that the alarm dialer is at the head of the line, and taking an extension phone off hook won't prevent the alarm from dialing. There should have been a pair of wires...
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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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In 2012, the NEO model didn't exist. DSC,...

In 2012, the NEO model didn't exist.

DSC, with this model, chose to put features more friendly to IP communications, and cellular, and basically abandoned things like pagers and direct dial.
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Unlike previous DSC models that had options like...

Unlike previous DSC models that had options like "residential dial" or "pager" communicator outputs; the NEO panels are only designed to communicate with central station receivers. Since your mobile...
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Might be useful to mention the brand and model of...

Might be useful to mention the brand and model of your alarm system. The answers aren't universal...
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Rather than re-invent the security alarm system,...

Rather than re-invent the security alarm system, one of the inexpensive wireless systems will do exactly what you are after, and it wouldn't be that hard to figure out a configuration that would work...
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Interior follower zones _are_ instant, _unless_...

Interior follower zones _are_ instant, _unless_ you open an entry/exit zone, first, so if you put them on a night-stay list, they are live.

There really isn't a way to arm the system using...
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If you are getting an immediate alarm when power...

If you are getting an immediate alarm when power is applied to the smoke detectors, then you either have something wired incorrectly, or you have one or more failed smoke detectors.

Simple test:...
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Never monkeyed with these much. I suspect that...

Never monkeyed with these much. I suspect that the tech in them is a hair dated, at this point. My recollection is that they were kind of "roll your own".

Installer manual: ...
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Clean the smokes, (canned air works) but if they...

Clean the smokes, (canned air works) but if they are more than 10 years old, they are likely reaching end of life.
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It means that the system was powered down in an...

It means that the system was powered down in an armed state. You need a master or user code to disarm it.

You have a couple of zones that are open, and the time and date on the system needs to be...
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No, you need their power kit to integrate it with...

No, you need their power kit to integrate it with an existing doorbell system:
https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/208267686-Installing-the-Ring-Pro-Power-Kit-with-your-Existing-Doorbell
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