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By Vail Electronics on 9/22/2011 3:20 PM

We just uploaded the Vista 128 FB installation instruction from a recent fire alarm and security system project in Vail.  The system is comprised of 18 addresable smoke detectors, 3 addressable heat detectors.  Security system has 12 doors, 6 motion detectors, 3 carbon monoxide detectors and a Flo- Logic water detection and shut down system. 

By Vail Electronics on 9/18/2011 7:29 AM
Home owners often ask how often should the batteries be changed in their home fire alarm and security system.  The answer is not that simple: Some batteries need to be changed as required by code, some batteries are changed by manufacturers recommendation.


The battery in your monitored fire alarm should be changed according to NFPA 72 recommended maintenance schedule of 5 years from the date of manufacturer. In most cases 5 years from date of manufacture that works out to 4 years from date of installation.  By the time the battery is shipped to the wholesaler, and shipped to the installer, several months of the batteries 5 year life is lost.  


Security alarm devices such as door contacts and water detectors have different types of batteries and need replaced on different schedules.  Most recessed door contacts have long life lithium batteries and are good for 15 years.  Other surface mount door contacts with the same lithium battery are only good for 3 years.  Water bugs and low...
By Vail Electronics on 9/10/2011 10:02 AM


Elan G! home automation system integrated into Vail Electronics office in Avon Co.  Integrated systems include security alarm system, Lutron lights, April Air thermostats and 3 zones of music.

By Vail Electronics on 9/1/2011 3:18 PM

We took over the monitoring of an older Moose z1100 monitored security alarm system today.  We had to default the panel by powering down the system, pressing the S2 switch while powering it up.  The Tech had to hand program the monitoring infomration into the security alarm system.  Pretty easy fix for old alarm system.