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Posts posted by sixwheeledbeast

  1. There will be a resistance threshold for closed loops but the lower the better, usually it's around 100-200 which you don't want to be near, but will vary on panel.

    Issue is diagnosing future issues when you have multiple devices on a circuit, as above.

  2. 192.168.x.x are private IP addresses that are only available to devices within the LAN.

    That wouldn't rule out an external address or peer-to-peer connections being accessible from the internet.

    It's possible he doesn't want the password messing with so you don't mess something the configuration up.

    You should be able to trust your installer, if not then ask yourself why you choose them in the first place.

  3. Yes, either the battery or something with the the system is faulty. Maybe a blown fuse or something more serious.

    Power cuts should never cause alarm systems to become unusable or false alarm, if they do they are unmaintained and a sound pollution nuisance to neighbours.

    If your system becomes a continuous nuisance your local authority have the rights to force entry to your property and disable it then resecure, leaving you with a bill for these services in the process on your return.

  4. Does the system have a maintainer? If so you would be best to speak to them modifying the system would void any warranty with them.

    I don't know for this panel but the values given for an amps impedance would normally be minimums. If you have a 16ohm installed then I would aim for that.

  5. The one way Visonic is all discontinued, any in service won't have much life left before something fails, newer stuff is two way and seems more reliable.

    It's possible but your stuck with only using ADT devices and you need to know how to program it all up if you default everything.

  6. Doesn't matter you maybe able to pivot from "smart" devices or these routers to a "security device" it's irrelevant regarding firmware patches if it has a network connection in some way.


    Regarding non-contract customers then they are non-contract so take the risk themselves IMO. It's just like not having a system checked annually there is more risk of some failure being unnoticed.

  7. I don't recommend using any ISP provided router if your tech savvy enough to manage your own.

    Yes stuff needs updating but more likely it will be discontinued or never done.

    Auto firmware updates could be an option but that would be undesirable solution IMO. What's to say that isn't exploited in the future somehow, or it borks up and bricks the device at a time of need.

    You say "smart security" but any internet connected device has a risk and if your device is hosting a service you will be more at risk.

    Issue is it costs money for this stuff but people want those free appz.

  8. I would argue its more like EOL with six different shunt values, a data BUS would be different to measuring a pair for electrical resistance or voltage.

    It really isn't that big of a deal to be getting fecked over? Wouldn't mind having a look at one (or a manual) again actually, they were pretty clever for there age.


  9. Most of the Modern and Thorn stuff I have ripped out where the colours H said TBH, there will never be a standard even sometimes within companies as they will takeover other systems.

    You could argue that the wiring regs harmonised all the colours for DC and our 12v circuits should be Brown +ve and either Grey or Blue -ve depending on if the supply is referenced to earth since then... but where is the Grey conductor unless you use 12c?

    Either way colours are irrelevant best to paint with terminal descriptions than colours.

    Some old school engineers when cable was relatively expensive would change the cable size and colours at every connection point so what's a orange and brown pair on a 8c maybe blue and yellow on a 4c two devices later...

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