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🛡Home Security => Home Security General => Topic started by: paul on May 07, 2004, 04:49:03 PM

Title: security system
Post by: paul on May 07, 2004, 04:49:03 PM
I have a problem with my brand new Protector
Plus Security System, model DS7000, when I
arm the system the manual says it should beep
once for confirmation, but mine keeps
continously beeping, I've checked every
sensor, I've tried only hooking up one sensor
and arming it to see what would happen, and
it keeps continuously beeping after I arm it
until I disarm it. My problem isn't answered
in the trouble shooting area of the book
either. What is the problem! Thanks Paul King
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Chris Burr on May 07, 2004, 08:24:25 PM
You can buy the magnets to add to your door
window sensors.  The cable from the sensor
to the transmitter is about five or six
inches I would say.  
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Bill Read on May 11, 2004, 06:47:29 PM
No, the transmitter doesn't need to be
plugged into a wall outlet. And yes, you
can connect several sensors to a single
transmitter. Just connect the sensors in
series (end to end), then connect one
terminal of the first sensor and one
terminal of the last sensor to the two
leads from the transmitter.
My house was prewired for an alarm system.
I installed magnetic sensors in the doors &
windows, and connect 7 sensors to a single
transmitter.  Only problem was "cant tell
which window is open". I bought more
transmitters for that reason.
PS wire length is not a problem. The run
from my central point to each sensor was
well over 50 ft. with 26 ga. wire, so
distance doesn't seem to be a problem.
Title: Re: Help!!! Does it work when power is down?
Post by: Kevin R. on May 12, 2004, 06:19:07 PM
YEs it does work when the power is down. It
will sound the alarm on the console (from
battery backup)& dial the numbers
programmed. The only thing it will not do is
turn your lights off & on because of loss of
electricity. Hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Apartment System
Post by: gordon on May 13, 2004, 03:36:52 PM
Will, there are no pin codes, BUT, you can
hide the consol, and keep the remote like
maybe in a draw where you know where it is,
On the door and Motion modules, there is a
delay option where you can get to the
remote and disable the system, but if you
don't disable after (x) secs. it sounds the
alarm and calls you, Also i found a nice
feature, (Away) and (Home) Where you select
away it turns on all motion and window/door
contacts, when you selet home it only turns
on door and window contacts to allow you to
more freely around your home without
triping the alarm!
Also it might be a good idea, to set the
phone dialer to call your apartments
support, along with your work and or cell
phone and maybe a friends that lives near

Title: Re: 220 Volt X10 for INDIA
Post by: kishore on May 13, 2004, 06:46:13 PM
x10 main console requires 110v 60-hz all
other sensore work off batteres. so you
really need a 220v to 110v step down
transformer and you are in business.
Title: Re: How loud is the siren will it scare people away?
Post by: dallas on May 16, 2004, 06:08:43 PM
it cuide be used out side but i dont thant
that is safe!!!
Title: Re: Help!!! Does it work when power is down?
Post by: jc on May 19, 2004, 09:21:55 PM
Remember the sensors are battery powered for
at least a year, and the console's battery is
good for about 20 hours (see the manual).
Only potential problem is that if there is no
heat (power failure in eth heater), the
batteries will wear out faster. But
otherwise, no problem.
I know, it happened to me during the ice
storm of 98
Title: Re: Power blackout
Post by: jc on May 19, 2004, 09:25:19 PM
Well, you can read the manual, it can be
downloaded from X10.
There is a battery in the console. Good for
20 hours. If the power failure is longer than
that, you have other things to worry about.
Title: Re: Power blackout
Post by: jerry on May 23, 2004, 01:29:17 PM
If you attach the screamer to the UPS on
your computer it will work.  All the rest
except the lights in your home will not
work.  In any event if you have a good dog
that will fill in any cracks in your home

As Always,

Title: Re: Are there better prices?
Post by: EntityTattoos on May 24, 2004, 12:58:54 AM
Prices and quality.. for what you get and
for the quality and ease of installation..
you will not find a better company to work
with or more options.. and there working on
new items all the time...
Title: Re: How loud is the siren will it scare people away?
Post by: Don C on May 24, 2004, 01:25:33 PM
I have mounted my 2 sirens inside the soffet
vents.  They cant be seen, but the sound is
pretty well unobstructed.  They can be heard
easily from the street, or from the rear
alley.  The neighboor behind (across the
alleyway) can hear it when he is outside.
Title: Re: Is it alright to put my sensors on a metal door?
Post by: Don C on May 24, 2004, 01:29:42 PM
If the metal is non-magnetic (aluminum,
brass, copper) there will be no problem.
Steel will 'sap' the magnetizism from the
magnet! and it will fail.
Title: Re: Protector Plus and monitoring?
Post by: WTT on May 24, 2004, 10:07:17 PM
We have 10 zones/signals monitored.  The
first 8 show on the front panel. The next 8
do not have an indicator light.  So the
windows and doors get the first 8.  Two
sets of magnets can cover two windows with
one sensor.  We have the system call our
cell phone as one of the numbers.  To exit
with delay open the exit door first.  Then
hit the reset button on the sensor and then
set the alarm, leave and close the door.
Title: Re: How loud is the siren will it scare people away?
Post by: Hal Marshall on May 25, 2004, 11:02:43 AM
If you can catch them on sale, I recommend
the 110 decibel siren. The big one with 4
openings. I put 2 in every room and garage.
Plus 1 at each vent on ends of house .Trust
me, you do not want to be in there when they
fire off, it will hurt your ears big time.
To me, if they get in, they'll not want to
stay in. I find the smaller siren, and the
console alarm totally inadequate for the job.
Title: Re: Battery life?
Post by: Security Expert on May 25, 2004, 04:34:35 PM
The system will not function properly if you
use anything other than alkaline batteries.
Also, you do not want to use Duracell,
Energizer or Radio Shack brand. These high
end brands use technology that will cause
the sensors to no function properly. You
want to use a generic alkaline brand like
Rayovac, Panasonic, Walgreen's, etc. These
will work better and you should only need to
change them every 12 to 14 months.
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Security Expert on May 25, 2004, 04:58:18 PM
To operate reliably, you can have up to 3
sets of magnets per sensor box with no more
than 5 feet of wire between the sensor box
and the farthest magnet set.  Any more
magnets or wire may cause unreliable
function from the sensor.
Title: Re: Battery life?
Post by: Pepe Le Pew on May 25, 2004, 07:06:31 PM
One thing of which to be aware is that
these wireless sensors do a status check
with the console unit every 45 minutes or
so.  If two consecutive checks do not
receive a reply, the console zone light for
that sensor flashes and the console chimes
5 times if an attemt is made to ARM the
system.  This lets you know there is a
problem and allows you to invetigate it
then, or bypass it until later.  HOWEVER,
and here's what really stinks ... if the
system is ALREADY ARMED and a battery dies
while you are away, the console does not
receive the 45 minute status checks.  Upon
missing the second check ... IT SOUNDS THE
neighbourly thing to do if you are away for
a few weeks.  So, make sure you replace the
batteries frequently.  
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: jamie on June 02, 2004, 02:30:06 PM
Are the magnetic sensors Normally open, or
normally closed?
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Kishore on June 04, 2004, 08:04:48 PM
the magnetic sensors are normally closed
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Ron J Jenkins on June 04, 2004, 09:58:53 PM
I need to see three doors and know witch is
open. I have have sensors but they do not
work with any of my modules and the motion
detector are to brod. I have an 88 year old
that likes to open doors at any time!!!
HELP thanks
Title: Re: window/door sensors
Post by: Phil Han on June 11, 2004, 03:34:59 AM
Security Expert is right, more wire can
lead to radio interference, it acts like an
big antennae.
Title: Re: Battery life?
Post by: dick on June 13, 2004, 12:48:55 PM
X10 told me that a battery that goes dead
during alarm will not cause the alarm to
Title: Re: cyclone fence security
Post by: mark on June 27, 2004, 12:25:33 PM
Have you thought about using a Robo Dog by
X10 with the motion detector which comes
with it???  Hhmmmmm!!!