My FA-700 doesn’t seem to be working. How can I troubleshoot it?

Verify you have the dip switch settings correct. Table 3: DIP switch settings and functions Switch Function (switch in UP position is the default) 1 Temperature low or high: · UP, when the monitored environment temp falls below 45ºF (7.2ºC) an alarm message is sent. · DOWN, when the monitored environment temp rises above 85ºF […]

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How far can I run wire for an FGD0101 sensor with my FGD-400?

We have had customers run wire up to 1000′ using Shielded 18GA Wire with success. We can’t recommend or guarantee that this will work but we have customers do this with success. Click here – http://www.absoluteautomation.com/18-awg-stranded-two-conductor-wire/ – for our recommended wire.

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I am looking for a driveway alarm but have no idea which one would be the best one for our situation. We live along a busy road and have determined through research that I do not want an alarm that is buried in the ground. Our house is 3/10ths of a mile from the road. I want the alarm to be at the end of the driveway near the road so I can hear the chime and have time to look out the window to see who’s coming. Can you suggest a couple models? Thank you for your help!

With that sort of wireless range (3/10ths of a mile so about 2000 feet) the only system I feel would have a powerful enough and reliable enough wireless transmission range for you is the MURSBSKIT – http://www.absoluteautomation.com/dakotaalert/mursir/ – it should work very well for you.

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How do I splice a burial cable using a KlickIt burial splice kit?

Discard the small metal or plastic reducer used for smaller cables. Strip the buried wire outer jacket and wire insulation to appropriate lengths. Twist the bared wires together creating a “pigtail union”. Solder each connection with just enough solder to tin the twists. Place insulator caps over the unions. Use a cable tie to fasten […]

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Where should I put my water sensors?

This is a very common question, basically you should put water sensors ANYWHERE you are concerned about water damage occurring. Either from leaking pipes, burst pipes or even from outside water flooding in. Most home owners place sensors in their bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and laundry rooms. These are all areas of a typical home […]

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What is a ‘Dual Thermostat’?

You can think of a Dual Thermostat as being like two thermostats, in one. Imagine you have two thermostats and each is wired to your furnace with a switch that controls which thermostat your furnace is receiving its commands from at any given time. This has the same result as installing a dual thermostat. A […]

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