What security system do you have?

I have a DSC Power Series 832 in my house, and a Honeywell/Ademco Vista20P in my room. Whats yours?

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I think our previous house had a DSC Power Series security system, forget the exact model though. (might have been same one as yours however) Our current house has no security system for some reason.

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I installed a Vista-128BPT. Mainly for flexibility of partitions.

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Vista 20p with 18 zones hooked to it.

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Oh cool, I guess yours has a expander module?

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No. I am using zone doubling.

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Oh, I see. How can you do zone doubling? Also is it for wired zones or wireless?

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Zone doubling is used a for wired only.
I will PM you on how to set it up.

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I have an ADT Safewatch Pro 3000 Basically a Vista 20P. Theres no siren but I did hook up a System Sensor MASS to it which is loud enough so far. Im planning on getting a new siren in the future.

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The house I grew up in has a DSC system from about 2001, when the house was built. I don’t know the exact model of the panel, but I know that the keypad is the PC1555RKZ.
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I grew up entirely under the Caddx (which became GE Security, and is now Interlogix) brand of alarm systems.

First of which was the Ranger 8600E with the more “fancier” keypads. A very basic system.

When I moved to my new house, we had a GE Networx 8V2 panel which I ended up having to replace because the panel decided to flip out. I had to expand the system anyways, so we just replaced it with another Interlogix Networx 8V2.

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Our family used to have a Brinks system. Poor install, only protected the back door and nothing else. We were burglarized and they sent the police but nothing came of it. I think we deactivated the system shortly thereafter.

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UK made security alarm

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I have a Vista 20P Security Panel

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I hooked up an old DSC Power832 in my tool shed; pulled it from a residential client because zones 1 and 2 were bad. I’ll eventually upgrade, but in the meantime I was a helper and I couldn’t even afford to spend $35 for a second hand panel from eBay. I’ve had it almost a year now, still no false alarms and it works fine. Best way to practice is to do it yourself and learn from your mistakes.

I believe that’s the exact same panel our previous house had, though we never used it (however the siren went off one time supposedly due to a power outage somehow making the panel malfunction). I have several security panels in my collection, one of which is a DSC PowerSeries Neo HS2032 that I can now use since I recently got some resistors for the zones.

The Neo is a great choice, and is much more user-friendly than the older models of PowerSeries panels. They all use the same EOL resistors and the terminal strips is congruent, so it makes for a seamless panel swap. Sometimes, the PC5010 really hates it went you power cycle it. I like this panel because it’s in a tool shed which does get hot from time to time.