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  1. Wim J

    Wim J Guest

    I am considering a wireless alarmsystem for my home.
    At this moment I am in the process of designing my
    system based on the Visonic Powermax Pro.
    (That will be on the market soon)
    I want to operate my system with keyfobs.
    I prefer not to use delayed zones in my house,
    so I want to use the keyfob when I am outside
    my home to arm and disarm the system.

    Can anyone tell something about the range
    of keyfobs? Will it work for disarm and arm
    when outside? Total distance between fob and centrale
    will be 5-8 meter, depending on location where I
    put system. No concrete wall between fob and system.


    Wim


    P.S. The keyfob I have in mind is the MCT-237. Thats
    a two-way keyfob which will display status results
    from system, so feedback about successfull arming
    is present.
     
  2. avarage fob can get upto 10 meters or more if there are no obstructions 3
    meters if problems
     
  3. I've used Napco wireless keyfobs successfully at distance up to about
    50' from the front of the home. Whenever we used wireless, which
    wasn't all that often since I prefer hard-wired, I would usually
    install the receiver above the door inside a first floor coat closet.
    I've used Napco's 2-way universal (works with *most* brands) keyfobs
    with similar results. Obviously, performance is going to vary with
    the type of construction and other factors such as obstructions. But
    IME 50' is a reasonable expectation in recent construction, barring
    obstructions like major appliances or whatever.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass
    Bass Home Electronics
    www.BassBurglarAlarms.com
     
  4. Wim J

    Wim J Guest

    Ok, thank you. Its not the answer I like to hear :). And since Europe
    uses different frequency (868Mhz versus 313Mhz in USA) range of keyfob
    maybe even less in Europe (at least, as far as I know).
    I hope the detectors (PIR and magnetic) have better range.
    Can any comment on that?

    Wim
     
  5. Wim J

    Wim J Guest

    Thanks. One stupid question. Since I am not used to inches, foot and
    yards I am not familiar what 50' means. 50 inch? foot? yard?
    Once I know that, I can convert this to meters myzelf.

    Wim
     
  6. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    ' =feet
    " =inch



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    Crash Gordon
    -------ouch------

    <I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe>
    | Robert L Bass wrote:
    | > I've used Napco wireless keyfobs successfully at distance up to about
    | > 50' from the front of the home. Whenever we used wireless, which
    | > wasn't all that often since I prefer hard-wired, I would usually
    | > install the receiver above the door inside a first floor coat closet.
    | > I've used Napco's 2-way universal (works with *most* brands) keyfobs
    | > with similar results. Obviously, performance is going to vary with
    | > the type of construction and other factors such as obstructions. But
    | > IME 50' is a reasonable expectation in recent construction, barring
    | > obstructions like major appliances or whatever.
    | >
    |
    | Thanks. One stupid question. Since I am not used to inches, foot and
    | yards I am not familiar what 50' means. 50 inch? foot? yard?
    | Once I know that, I can convert this to meters myzelf.
    |
    | Wim
     
  7. alarman

    alarman Guest


    Meters? WTF...Last time I checkd PA was still part of the US.
     
  8. Doug

    Doug Guest

    I recall driving on the East Coast 10 or 15l years ago , I think it was
    Connecticut where some of the signs on the freeway had the distances posted
    in kilometres.

    Doug

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  9. Doug

    Doug Guest

    15

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  10. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Kilometres? Now you're starting to piss me off.
     
  11. Doug

    Doug Guest

    The correct spelling of the word or the metrification of the US ?

    Doug
     
  12. alarman

    alarman Guest

  13. alarman

    alarman Guest

  14. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Heh! The sign for Badwater has a bit of a "conversion error". I liken
    it to Bass' "years in the trade". 282 Feet below sea level is NOT 855
    meters. 1983 to 1996 is NOT "29 years" in the trade.
     
  15. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Double click on the image Frank, its actually 85.5 not 855

    Doug

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  16. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Its an insidious process and its slowly making inroads, who would have
    thought that Ford would ever market a Mustang with a 5.0 (litre/liter)
    engine rather than a 302 ci engine, but it happened and has been accepted
    and even embraced. If I'm not wrong, I believe that pretty much the whole US
    auto industry now uses metric fasteners and measurements.

    For the record, I'm dead set against metrification, as far as I'm concerned
    its only good for rattling cages.


    Doug



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  17. The sign reads 85.5 meters, which is just shy of 282 feet. As usual,
    Olson gets it wrong.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass
    Bass Home Electronics
    www.BassBurglarAlarms.com
     
  18. Jim

    Jim Guest


    And as usual ..... you're still an asshole.

    **** off .... dead man.
     
  19. 50' (50 feet) is roughly 15.24 meters.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass
    Bass Home Electronics
    www.BassBurglarAlarms.com
     
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