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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by gevetri, Dec 11, 2006.

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  1. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    I am sifting through all the info I can find on wireless systems and
    have narrowed the field to the Wisdom (Rokonet) or GE (Simon lll). The
    system is going to be installed the Caribbean (Antigua). Which of the
    units is most reliable and what are the pros and cons to each. The
    sytem will be monitored by an security firm. Ok guys, go at it. :)
     
  2. which ever you pick, i'd make sure it's pc board is coated with a water
    proofer.. or coat them with wax. that salt air will do a number on open
    copper if left untreated..
    RTS
     
  3. gevetri

    gevetri Guest


    What I did not like about ITI is their motion detectors are outfitted
    with 1-1.5V alkaline battery while the Rokonet units are 3V lithiums.
     
  4. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    Other than wax what would you suggest to use to treat the boards?
     
  5. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    Any suggestions? The system has to be wireless.
     
  6. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    No they do make motions with lithium batteries, several in fact
     
  7. In the far past we used some candle wax but I think they now have a
    non-conductive spray-on sealer you can use.
    Note the word NON-Conductive...

    Best of luck on the system..
    RTS
     
  8. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    Your right, missed that the first time around.
     
  9. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    Nice stuff, but I'm trying to stay with an all in one unit.
     
  10. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Go for the Simon, its a proven and reliable panel
     
  11. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    I know which model you were talking about and oddly enough even on that one
    they have a version with 1 lithium battery instead of the normal 2
    alkalines, I've run into them several times and GE doesn't seem to mention
    them
     
  12. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    How good are these units at transmitting through concrete? My house is
    two story reinforced concerete. Max line of sight distance between
    detector and control panel is about 30 ft. Walls and floors are 8"
    thick. The detectors I want to use are ITI 60-511-01-95.
     
  13. How good are these units at transmitting
    ITI's wireless transmitters are fairly good at getting through. You should have no problem with this application.

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  14. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    The alkalines were designed to be cheaper and allow replacing by the
    customer, they have slightly less transmission power and a slightly larger
    frequency range BUT they are still excellent sensors.

    As far as the concrete wall I couldn't tell you but any sensor will have
    problems in some areas, the only thing you can do is a sensor test before
    installation, GE panels have some of the best built-in sensor tests out
    there
     
  15. gevetri

    gevetri Guest

    I have WiFi on the property. I know it's not the same frequency,
    but I think it's close. I lose some signal strength but the computer
    still works well. Does that give me an indication that the security
    system would be about the same?
    As far as the Lithium batteries, they are easily replaceable
    aren't they?
     
  16. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    -The frequency is not even close, the lithiums aren't a common type
     
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