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  1. Len

    Len Guest

    I want to start a home automation project and want to hook my DSC alarm into
    it to create a "virtual keypad" kan anyone help me out with the protocol for
    the keypad bus ?

    Many thanks
    Len
     
  2. Tommy

    Tommy Guest

  3. Tommy

    Tommy Guest

  4. I want to start a home automation project
    Len,

    That is outside the skill set of participants here.
    This newsgroup is a place for installers, end
    users, retailers selling DIY alarms and an
    occasional manufacturer's rep. No one from
    DSC has participated here in 8 or 9 years.

    You'd need to contact DSC for the information
    you seek. Unfortunately, they're not likely to
    disclose much. Very few alarm manufacturers
    are willing to share things like that.

    There's a better (or at least easier) way you
    might want to consider. DSC makes an
    inexpensive dongle to connect their alarm
    control panels to a PC. It is used to program
    the system but you may be able to get zone
    and system status, alarm events, etc.,
    through it as well.

    There are other manufacturers such as ELK
    Products and Napco who not only make a
    hardware interface for their panels. They
    publish protocol documents to facilitate home
    automation development by third party sellers
    and even homeowners.

    I carry DSC, Napco, ELK Products and
    most other major brands in my online store.
    Feel free to contact me if you need help.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    BBB Reliability Report

    This group was not set up to sell from. Robert Bass tries to do it
    anyway even in spite of his horrendous record with the Florida Better
    Business Bureau.

    The following is from the Better Business Bureaus website:

    Beware of buying anything from this person. He's out to get you.

    http://www.bbbwestflorida.org/commonreport.html?bid=41001663


    The Better Business Bureau�
    Serving Florida's West Coast
    P.O. Box 7950
    Clearwater, FL 33758-7950
    (727) 535-5522 (24 Hours)
    www.bbbwestflorida.org


    Bass Alarms
    4883 Fallcrest Cir
    Sarasota, FL -2265
    Telephone: (-1100
    Fax: (941) 0448
    www.bassburglarms.com



    The BBB reports on members and non-members. If a company is a member
    of the BBB, it is stated in this report
    BBB Definition:

    report - A summary of activity reflected in a company's BBB file.
    Includes basic business background, BBB membership information, and
    Bureau complaint activity over the previous three years. Also reports
    may include any known government actions, advertising issues or other
    information that results from activity conducted by the BBB.

    Principal: Mr. Robert L Bass, Owner
    Customer Contact: Mr. Robert L Bass, Owner - (941) -9747
    File Open Date: June 2002
    TOB Classification: Electric Equipment-Service & Repair, Fire Alarm
    Systems, Security Control Equipment, Sys/Monitor
    BBB Membership: This company is not a member.


    Additional DBA Names

    Bass Home Electronics


    Customer Experience

    Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record
    BBB Definition:

    unsatisfactory record - A company has an "unsatisfactory business
    performance record" with the Bureau is based on the experiences
    reflected in BBB files. This file condition results when the company
    has failed to resolve or respond to complaints, repeatedly failed to
    respond or resolve issues in a timely manner, failed to resolve the
    underlying issues for a pattern
    BBB Definition:

    pattern - More than 2 complaints involving the same allegations
    usually within 12 months that are significant in relation to the
    company's size and volume of business.


    of complaints, failed to honor their commitment to mediate or
    arbitrate disputes or honor mediated agreements or arbitrated
    decisions, failed to substantiate, modify or discontinue false
    advertising claims that are challenged by the BBB, or failed to
    discontinue unauthorized use of the BBB name and logo, a Federally
    protected trademark.


    with the Bureau due to unanswered complaints. The company has
    resolved
    BBB Definition:

    resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.


    some complaints presented by the Bureau, however, the Bureau did not
    receive a response to other complaints
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    other complaints - This refers to complaints from individuals or
    businesses that do not fall under a specific category.

    When considering complaint information, please take into account the
    company's size and volume of transactions, and understand that the
    nature of complaints and a firm's responses to them are often more
    important than the number of complaints.

    The Bureau processed a total of 28 complaints about this company in
    the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. Of the total of 28
    complaints closed in 36 months, 9 were closed in the last year.

    Delivery Issues
    BBB Definition:

    Delivery Issues - Claims alleging delayed delivery of ordered
    merchandise.

    Resolved
    BBB Definition:

    Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.

    9 - Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer
    acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.
    1 - Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed
    to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.
    No Response
    BBB Definition:

    No Response - The company failed to respond to the complaint.

    4 - Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address
    the complaint issues.

    Customer Service Issues
    BBB Definition:

    Service Issues - Claims of alleged delay in completing service,
    failure to provide promised service, inferior quality of provided
    service, or damaged merchandise as a result of delivery service.

    BBB Definition:

    Customer Service Issues - Claims alleging unsatisfactory customer
    service, including personnel's failure to provide assistance in a
    timely manner, failure to address or respond to customer
    dissatisfaction, unavailability for customer support, and/or
    inappropriate behavior or attitude exhibited by company staff.

    Resolved
    BBB Definition:

    Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.

    1 - Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer
    failed to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.
    No Response
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    No Response - The company failed to respond to the complaint.

    1 - Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address
    the complaint issues.

    Product Issues
    BBB Definition:

    Product Issues - Claim alleging a product does not meet the
    expectations of the complainant, including defective merchandise.

    No Response
    BBB Definition:

    No Response - The company failed to respond to the complaint.

    2 - Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address
    the complaint issues.

    Refund or Exchange Issues
    BBB Definition:

    Refund or Exchange Issues - Claim of alleged failure to honor
    company policy or verbal commitment to provide refunds, exchanges, or
    credit for products or services.


    Resolved
    BBB Definition:

    Resolved - The company resolved the complaint issues.

    6 - Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer
    acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.
    2 - Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed
    to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.
    No Response
    BBB Definition:

    No Response - The company failed to respond to the complaint.

    1 - Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address
    the complaint issues.

    Issue Not Defined
    No Response
    BBB Definition:

    No Response - The company failed to respond to the complaint.

    1 - Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address
    the complaint issues.

    dditional Addresses, Telephone Numbers, Fax Numbers, and Web
    Addresses

    Additional Addresses
    2291 Pine View Cir
    Sarasota, FL 34231-6929


    Additional Phone Numbers
    Tel: (941) 5-9747
    Tel: (877) 7-8900
    Tel: (941) 3167


    Additional Fax Numbers
    Fax: (941) 9747

    Additional Web Addresses
    www.home-automation.us.com
    www.security-alarm-systems.us
     
  6. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    nope, although they're certainly welcome...


    retailers selling DIY alarms

    nope, although they're certainly welcome (as long as their posts don't
    advertise product to end users, blatantly "shill" their websites)...
    ahhh... heck... read it for yourself at:

    http://www.yoursecuritysource.com/asafaq.htm

    Isn't that about the time *you* started participating?? Coincidence,
    maybe??

    For very good reasons, too!


    http://www.yoursecuritysource.com/buyingonline.htm
     
  7. Len

    Len Guest

    Many thanks for the feedback, I will investigate the Serial port way.

    Len
     
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