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Life of a motion sensor

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Marc, Jul 11, 2003.

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  1. Marc

    Marc Guest

    I was wondering what everyone experiences for the life of a motion sensor.
    Today I changed a DSC BRavor 300 i believe and it lasted there without
    causing problems for 5 years. Just curious.

    Marc
     
  2. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I've got Bravo 2's older than that... they're still working... :)

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  3. me

    me Guest

    The expected life of most modern electronic devices is 10 years. Some last
    longer, some not as long, but 10 years is a good baseline average.
     
  4. me

    me Guest

    I wish I'd known about your "parts locker" when I serviced an Edwards panel
    at the Eureka/Six-Flags Ramada Inn several years ago... Had to retrofit some
    non-Edwards stuff to replace a malfunctioning module...otherwise system is
    still going strong after 30+ years.
     
  5. Petem

    Petem Guest

    i once had the worst service call anyone coundt think about with one of
    those 6500 custom...

    the setup was in a religious comunity and the panel was just under the main
    waste water line from the upper floor...

    on top of the main box was a large 12x12 4 inch deep electical pulling box
    where 4 2 inch pipe were comming to from the panel under...

    that box had been setup by a very bad electrician and was all open caused of
    many modification by some really bad guys that after pulling wires from the
    box were going free in the ceilling and not passing in holes....so no more
    cover in there...

    the waste pipe got full and was pluged,so the plumber went down to the 90
    degree couppling on top of the all opne electical box and gave a few gentle
    tap on the pipe...

    of course it broke down...and where the waste water were going too???? in
    the lectric box!!!!!

    the panle got all soaked up and the bottom of the box had no pipe and no
    holes so the stuff stayed there...

    when i came in the palce the breaker had given up and the panel was
    down...(batteries were still there but a fuse had blown)....

    after i removed every damn board cleaned it with alcool and dried it, i
    reasembled the panel and only the fuse for the batteries was blown all the
    rest was still working ok....

    i was really surprised...told edwards after...they stopped building it
    allready and told me that was one of the reason they stopped..was too
    tough...
     
  6. Holger

    Holger Guest

    Have not had one die in 20 years.

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  7. PublicGadfly

    PublicGadfly Guest

    Minimum- I've still got cheap-o (Bravo 3,Aleph and Ademco 996) that are
    way past that age.

    I have a feeling motions burn out after some amount of opens but I have
    no idea what that number is. like strobe lights the eventual burn out.
    motions in high traffic stores seem to die quicker than ones in homes.
     
  8. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Not so... I've seen some Guardall units (Chubb) still goin' strong after 25
    years in a couple of "London Drugs" stores. Mind you they retailed for
    around $270.00...

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    Frank E. Olson
    http://www.alt-security-alarms.com
    Free listings for qualified industry professionals, dealers & suppliers.
    Please visit the unofficial web site to view FAQ and participant
    information.
     
  9. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    What kind? Ultrasonic? Yuck..
     
  10. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Nope... PIR's...

     
  11. Mike Dupre

    Mike Dupre Guest

    Jim, I removed the Qzap and it bounced back...email me puhlease...
    if you don't put viagra, penis, prescription, mortgage or !!!! in your
    subject line, it should get through.... thanks.
     
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