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First Alert FA148CP programming

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Warren, Mar 7, 2004.

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  1. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Where can I get programming information for the First Alert FA148CP panel?
    I've added several extra motion sensors throughout the house and want to
    reorganize two zones, configure a night stay zone, and program the keypad
    for one touch arming.
    The original installers are not interested in assisting.
  2. Jakes452

    Jakes452 Guest

    BE CAREFUL USING THIS GROUP! At best youll fiind the people using this group
    to advance their sales and advice (1 in the same) are flakes and at
    worse....much worse. If your
    familys saftey and property protection is a concern...DO NOT USE THIS GROUP
    ADVISE OR GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION. If you deal with someone from this
    newsgroup you better keep one eye
    open while your sleep at night! this is the worse place to look for info
    for your home security. This group is a hive of activity to get your
    confidence then rip your off. Get "help" from here and next think your
    house is
    cleaned out and inexplicably your alarm didnt work......or worse.....
    Be very very careful using this group.
    Be sure to closely investigate (primarily if you
    buy online) any of the online alarm seller, especially if they claim a ASA
    certification, a totally false and misleading certification (see that
    later). You wouldn't want to buy from someone whose sideline is
    understanding your alarm system for the purpose of exploiting it later
    byknowing your codes or maintenance access numbers. Be wary of those who do
    not have a brick and mortar store.

    When I was shopping and using this newsgroup some online dealers advertised
    a ASA certification with a picture of a ASA emblem shown on their website.
    It gives a good first impression but when you look into it you find out that
    it was nothing more then some....guy.... creating a website to supposedly
    post complaints, with no entries of complaints or follow-through. It was
    analogous to someone flashing a police badge that turns out to be fake. The
    ASA moniker is a badge without any accreditation and surely this is
    misleading and a scam.

    Some of the free advice you get is not because of someone's unselfish need
    to make the world a better place to live. Most are giving you advice on the
    hope of getting a sale or...."other" information. Listen but don't act on
    the advice until you can confirm or gain some trust in the source by
    researching them.

    Sometimes you can learn a lot about sellers by plugging in email address or
    screenname into a Google search of past news postings. You will be
    surprised, THAT SHOCKED....AND I MEAN SHOCKED!!!!..... at what
    you find out about those offering to outfit your alarm. How can our legal
    system let these type of people sell home security!!!!!

    This is a very unregulated online business, and especially risky for
    something as important as YOUR HOME security.

    good luck....and go talk to someone reputible.
  3. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Thank you both for the advice.

    Jim graciously emailed me the installation and programming manuals, so I
    should be able to get my system upgraded as required. I've already modified
    my alarm system with extra sensors and other items. I still don't like the
    way it works and want to further improve on it, thus the need for the

    I'm always careful about what information is given out, and will not give
    details of my system changes or access codes to anyone. Once I get into the
    system I plan to change the installer code so even the original programmers
    should be locked out.
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Never mind Jake... He's had a "burr under his saddle" ever since Goofie Groupie
    Muderator sold him a BB gun that blows soap bubbles...
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