Until recently, alarm systems and cameras were either locally monitored, do it yourself systems that were self monitored, or professional level systems that were monitored by a manned monitoring station. That meant that end users needed to choose between a DIY level system or a pro monitored pro level system. Pro level security systems include […]
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WS4945 DSC alarm sensor not working with Dakota Alert DCR-2500
To tie their Dakota Alert driveway alarm system in with an exiting DSC alarm system some customers have connected the DCR-2500 receiver (which has relay outputs) to the DSC sensor. In trouble shooting it’s been found that because the DSC sensor and the Dakota Alert system operate on 433mhz this can cause interference, causing the DSC […]
How do I set the Channel and Sub Channel on my MURS radio?
Setting Channel: You select the channel by pressing the up/down key(s). The lock icon must be deactivated before you can change channels. Setting Sub Channel: You select the sub channel by pressing the mode button once. The CTCSS display will begin to flash. You can now select the sub channel by pressing the up/down key(s). The lock icon must be deactivated before you […]
How do I set the Channel and Sub-Channel on my MURS MAPS transmitter?
A. Channel selection: The MURS Alert transmitter is capable of transmitting on any of the 5 MURS channels. To select the proper channel, locate SW1 (#1 in image) and set it to the appropriate channel. B. Sub Channel (CTCSS) selection: To select the proper CTCSS, locate SW2 (#2 in image) and SW3 (#3 in image). SW2 […]
My DCMA-2500 is false alarming. How can I fix this?
We have several steps to follow to try and stop a Dakota Alert DCMA-2500 system from ‘false’ alarming or trouble shooting where the problem may lie. 1. Check and replace the 9V battery. False alerts are almost always a symptom of low battery power. 2. Switch the sensitivity (labelled as ‘range’ on the jumpers) to ‘low’ and […]
How to Modify the WaterCop ACA100 for use with the new WaterCop sensors.
Cut off the adaptor on the end of the cable (Image 1). Strip the ends to expose a small length of wire (Image 1). Insert the bared leads into the power supply terminals making sure the ‘+’ wire with the ribbing connects to the positive terminal on the far left and the smooth ‘-‘ wire […]
Can the MIER DA-066 transmitter trigger multiple wireless chimes?
Yes, the DA066 transmitter can activate as many of the DA068 and DA070 wireless chimes from Mier Products are you like.
Does the CookStop have a key or PIN to lock users out from making changes?
Yes, the CookStop comes with a black admin key . Without the key, no changes can be made.
My Optex 2000 driveway alarm is false alarming, how can I fix this?
The first thing we always recommend is changing the battery. Even if it’s a brand new battery, we’d recommend changing it for another new one OR if you have a volt meter make sure it’s measuring 9V or higher. It’s amazing the number of ‘new’ batteries sold which are already low, directly from the store. […]
My STI receiver (34104) is beeping? How come?
Problem: At different times the receiver beeps once per minute. The beeping continues until the receiver is disconnected from power source and reconnected. Beeping will also stop if receiver is placed in one of the silent modes and returned to normal mode. This problem occurs at various times, from soon after receiver is reset to 12 or more […]