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John E. Pecore Power Quality Engineer


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?

Experience in the area

18 years trouble shooting every name brand in after market lightning issues.


Stormin Protection Products Inc.


Wrote a book in 1992, The Conspiracy of Electronics and you pay for it. Copyright 1993, by Terra Publishing, Salamanca NY.



Awards and Honors

Inventor of many surge suppression and Power Guards used here in the USA

Past/Present Clients

All 23 manufactures of fire alarm panels, several gate access mfg, Hard Rock Casino,

What do you like about this subject?

I have the ability to use all my talent in Engineering to help protect security systems for lightning strikes.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

It is a ministry

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

This area, is not well know by 99% of most technicians in the trade of security.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Yes, the name brands used, many prefer cheaper products, but normally they do not work. Most security techs, slap the protective product on the system with a kiss or a promise but fail.

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

I wish I had more to say, but any kind of CCTV camera, mounted on any surface and controlled and monitored by the police is very very very secure. However, a question like this, questions if you understand

2016-03-10 CCTV monitoring System for Cable Cars - Aerial Tramway.:

Well it would have to be RF... but the problem I think would be how far the signal may reach.  The other problem would be if you tried RG6, or CAT 5, some how the cabling must be able to follow.      I

2016-01-20 Southwest Lab Model 202 smoke alarm:

The red wire is called a common smart interconnect..  So if this is a stand alone smoke alarm, than yes to your question that the red wire is not to be used.  However.   If you have a 6045 carbon monoxide

2015-08-28 Lightning etc.:

Yes, in Layman's terminology when lightning strikes, the EMP (Elector Mechanical Pulse) heavy current, heavy voltage goes into the ground....but what radiates from that is EMI (Electro Mechanical Interference)(like

2015-08-28 Lightning etc.:

So long as there is a grounding differential, static electricity can take out PC boards for today technology. A strike of a mile, 10 miles, or next door can get you.  If you have any kind of potential


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