A*T FocusPLUS Programing

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A*T FocusPLUS Programing

Post by NickTech99 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:14 pm

Hi I'm removing some old A*T focus plus panels and keypads and I was wondering if anyone knows how or has documentation for programing these panels from the keypad. Does it need to be programmed via hex decimal. If so so does anyone have that documentation. Thanks.
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Re: A*T FocusPLUS Programing

Post by NickTech99 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:23 pm

Also does anyone have programing codes or default codes for this panel. Pease pm me if you do. Thanks.
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Re: A*T FocusPLUS Programing

Post by kjhs09 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:18 pm

I assume you're talking about the Focus 200s?
FOCUS: F... Our Customers Untill Sore
TL;DR.... You're out of luck.
They're based off of custom hardware made by Ademco.
6 digit user codes, regional installer codes, programmed thru a phone line or hex programming, and as far as I know there is zero documentation available online about programming.

"The newer Focus panels do communicate using Contact ID, but the
standard version of Compass will not work for programming. A*T down
line loads these controls, but it is possible (but very
time-consuming) to reprogram them on-site via hex-data. There's
nothing out there that can replace a newer addressable Focus control
panel without also changing the addressable SIM devices and/or
standalone SIM modules. Generally this means replacing most every
device on the system.
The older Focus systems, which used PID's (the" brown boxes"), were
much easier to replace. These systems used standard devices which
were addressed using point interface devices that were usually mounted
some distance from the device. Takeovers could be done by simply
gutting the quad-PID boxes and replacing them with zone expanders or
address modules from your favorite manufacturer. The newer SIM
devices use modules that are built into each device, making system
replacement much more difficult."

Focus 5 = Proprietary Artitech Panel
Focus 6 = Proprietary Artitech Panel
Focus 40 = Proprietary Panel
Focus 45U = Proprietary Panel
Focus 48 = Proprietary Panel
Focus 55 = Moose Z1100e?
Focus 75 = Proprietary Ademco Panel
Focus 100B = Proprietary Panel
Focus 200D = Proprietary Custom Ademco Panel
Focus 256 = Proprietary Panel
Focus D15 = DSC PC1550
Focus D32 = DSC PC5010 (Power832)
Focus D50 = DSC PC1555 (Power632)
Safewatch = A*T Caretaker+ or Z900, both proprietary
(must replace master chip & eeprom chip for takeovers on some models)
Safewatch Custom = Moose Z1100 with LCD Keypad
Safewatch Custom RF = ITI SXV
Safewatch Plus = A*T Proprietary version of ITI Caretaker Plus
(must replace master chip & eeprom chip for takeovers on some models)
Safewatch Plus/Entrepreneur = Moose Z910A, (Z900 with additional RAM)
Safewatch Plus RF = A*T Proprietary version of ITI Commander2000
Safewatch Pro = A*T Proprietary Moose panel, not sure of type.
Safewatch Pro 2000 = Vista-20SE
Safewatch Pro 3000 = Vista-20P
Safewatch Pro EZ = Custom Napco P801 (Cannot be downloaded using standard PCDWin
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Re: A*T FocusPLUS Programing

Post by NickTech99 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:10 am

Ok thanks. Just wanted to see if it was possible to get into these older panels because we are tearing them out and replacing them with DMP through a new contract with our customer.
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