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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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Over a quarter century in the industry. Experience in installation, service, and monitoring centers. Training manager for a national protective services company; director of education and training for a national trade organization for for alarm dealers.



Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Just as the saying goes, "there's more than one way to skin a cat," there is often more than one way to address a security issue. Consumers often get conflicting advice on products and services. I can help you evaluate the merits of these compared with your own needs to enable you to make an informed choice.

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2016-10-10 Lifesaver Smoke Alarm Model 1225:

HEllo Larry.    You probably won't find another detector to fit both the base and connector for your smoke detector.    But if there's an electrical box to which the old detector base was mounted (either


Hello Kenny.    The security system will attempt to dial out on whatever type of system to which it is connected. Cellular, land line, VoIP. The "pivotal point" depends on the type of phone service being

2016-09-17 Security System 1550 Low Battery Light:

Hello Rhonda, and thanks for your question.    There are a few things you can check.    First, let's make sure your batter is the right one; just have a peek at the specs written on the battery. It should

2016-08-23 Fixing CCTV cameras in Skywalks.:

Hello Prashant.    CCTV cameras in skywalk settings certainly add to safety and security. I'd imagine that such cameras would be used more to record incidents after-the-fact, though (much like many CCTV

2016-07-15 comm error:

Hello Tony, sorry for the delay in responding.    Your panel dates back to the early 90's, so given its age, it's always possible that the motherboard has failed.    That said, there are a few things you


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