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Brian H

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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2011, 06:21:11 PM »

I have not seen any users input. My only thought is the Lights On and Lights Off buttons.
With a SC1200 it controls the second light address. Not sure how the older console will handle's it.

Now the Radio Shack 49-1002 version. Had two sets of light control buttons and did both the first and second addresses.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2011, 12:21:57 AM »

Hi guys say anyone know if the KR32A will work with the ds700 counsel, found them online for a decent price. Thanks!

Tom j.
yes. But it will probably have crappy range just like on the SC1200.

http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/KR32A
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=23013.0

Hi what kind of range are we talking about think it will go 50 feet  ???

Tom
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Brian H

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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2011, 06:49:23 AM »

I would think you could get 50 feet. Depending on any obstructions.
I can get fifty feet on my SC1200 and KR32A combination.
The older console has a nice extendable metal antenna that should improve reception distances also.

One thing that maybe different between the KR10A and KR32A. Is antenna orientation. I believe {don't have one to verify} the older one has a small wire loop antenna sticking out of the PCB and the new one has a etched run antenna on the PCB. So turning the newer one on its side may actually increase the distance.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2011, 09:11:03 AM »

I don't have a SC1200, but...

I wonder if a passive antenna would improve range. Like 18 inch solid conductor bent at mid point to form an "L" shpe. With the foot of the "L" slipped under the SC1200 near the PCB antenna. Might give you some gain for any vertically polarized signal(?).

I'm just sayin...
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2011, 04:21:14 PM »

dave w; I think my post may have been unclear.
The KR10A and KR32A was the antenna differences I was referring to.

The SC1200A has a wire from the receiver board. Wrapped around the case. In a moulded space between the top and bottom case parts.
That is why I have suggested some users try and standing the SC1200 on its edge to reorientated the receiver antenna. As a test.
Since the rubber plugs used to tilt the console for easier reading on a table or desk are not supplied. Only mentioned in the Users Manual and where in the RS 49-1000 kit for Radio Shack. OEM from X10.

One of these days. Someone may come up with an add an external antenna mod for the SC1200A. The external wall wart/powerline transmitter. Isolates the AC from the console so floating AC should not be a problem.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2011, 07:51:09 PM »

I have some DS10A Door Window Sensors and KR10A Keyfob Remotes on order.
Will be testing them with my SC1200 when they arrive. Most likely by the end of the week.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2011, 08:09:04 PM »

I have some DS10A Door Window Sensors and KR10A Keyfob Remotes on order.
Will be testing them with my SC1200 when they arrive. Most likely by the end of the week.

You have way too much fun.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2011, 12:11:22 PM »

Three out of the eight DA10A sensors I installed gave me either false "low battery" or "Problem in zone.."  messages and will be going back soon.  I'd be interested to hear your experiences with these sensors and the SC1200. 
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2011, 12:16:24 AM »

Three out of the eight DA10A sensors I installed gave me either false "low battery" or "Problem in zone.."  messages and will be going back soon.  I'd be interested to hear your experiences with these sensors and the SC1200. 

Just wondering how long it's going to take for x10 to get all the bugs out of this system the large Powerhorn thing is ridiculous and really shouldn't have been released with these types of problems, basically just taking advantage of their customers.

Tom j.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2011, 10:28:00 AM »

Just wondering how long it's going to take for x10 to get all the bugs out of this system the large Powerhorn thing is ridiculous and really shouldn't have been released with these types of problems, basically just taking advantage of their customers.

Tom j.

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I predict; roughly the same amount of time it has taken X10 to get the bugs out of AHP.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2011, 10:40:02 AM »

Just wondering how long it's going to take for x10 to get all the bugs out of this system the large Powerhorn thing is ridiculous and really shouldn't have been released with these types of problems, basically just taking advantage of their customers.

Tom j.

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I predict; roughly the same amount of time it has taken X10 to get the bugs out of AHP.

SEVERAL TIMES. 
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #71 on: June 18, 2011, 11:05:26 AM »

You will NEVER get the SC1200A to work with all Date Code Revision Powerhorns.
As long as it sends the two specific address On; Off commands cycle and not the All Lights On; All Units Off cycle. Like the old console. Different firmware and hardware Powerhorns will react differently, to the two address On, Off cycle.

I doubt X10 will change the SC1200A to send the All Lights On, All Units Off commands.
That console has done that since 2005 when X10 made it OEM for Radio Shack and the complaints all the way back then. Got nothing accomplished.

Best to hope for. Would be a Powerhorn with firmware and hardware that reacts properly to the new command cycle and X10 labeled it "SC1200" Compatible". That could also possibly bust it for the older consoles.  :'
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« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2012, 04:12:56 PM »

like i said before that my house was a fully concrete house with steal rods in them and was told that the securilink window sensors would work but with some problems at time reporting to the console. is there anything that i can do to boost them so that i don't have problems?
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2012, 04:32:40 PM »

We never got the model number of the sensors you received in the kit.
The SecuriLink Sensors are the DS12As.
Many of the kits shipped with the DS10A Sensors.
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Re: Reviews For The New X10 SecuriLink Security System
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2012, 04:42:58 PM »

hey Brian h,

               The sensors are the ds12a. So do you think they will work?
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