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Frank Kurz

Canada
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Questions relating to Burglar Alarm and Security Equipment, Fire Alarm and Extinguishment Systems, Access Control, CCTV Systems, Installation, Service, Testing, Verification

Dominick G Kasmauskas

U.S.
Available
Can assist ONLY with WATER-Based FIRE Protection Systems, specifically fire sprinklers. Legislative issues, education, home fire sprinklers, where to find resources, and promoting fire sprinklers as "Green". Mostly NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, 14, 20, 24, 25, 101 and model building, residential, and fire codes.

John E. Pecore Power Quality Engineer

U.S.
Available
Power Quality and Lightning protection for Burgs, Fire, CCTV, and Gate access systems. I also want to hear about Back up Generator issues effecting your electronic equipment. I know all 24 manufactures of fire alarm panels. If you ask me I will tell you who I think is the best, and who is the worst. A lot has changed in 30 years, and many consumers have no idea what they are buying, and what they should expect for reliability for their systems. The question is, why are you paying for so many repairs? In the South, re-occurring revenue is extremely important. Do you fall in that category?

Steven Burman

U.S.
Available
Any question related to Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), Access Control Systems (ACS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS), and "Single Platform" Systems Integration Technical Writing and Documentation

Dave Neuweiler

U.S.
Available
The design and application of burglary and fire systems for homes and businesses. Helping alarm owners understand how their system works. Helping to troubleshoot false alarm problems. Questions about monitoring issues.

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2017-01-16 smoke detectors:

Hello Denis, and thanks for your question.    If the wiring is okay, I suspect that one of the detectors is "bad out of the box."    Let's test for that. With the AC power off, please disconnect the red

2016-12-19 Smoke alarm:

Hello Tom, and thanks for writing.    A couple of things to check. First, on Firex detectors, the LED flashing once per minute is an indicator that the unit has AC power. So unless it's flashing at a different

2016-11-25 False Alarms:

I had a great Thanksgiving.  We celebrate it in October.  :-)    The easiest way to handle your question is for me to send you the latest manual (which includes the programming work sheets as well as more

2016-11-21 False Alarms:

It looks to me like you're going to have to reprogram the keyfob into the system.  This will "enable" the 5132 receiver and should eliminate the tamper on the keypad.  Do you need help with this aspect

2016-11-20 False Alarms:

The fact that you have a keyfob may indicate that you also have a 5132 receiver.  We need to find out for sure whether you do or don't.  The general system tamper could be coming from one of the expansion

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