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News and information on the best in fire, security, and home automation.
By Vail Electronics on 5/25/2012 9:05 AM
Every home should have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, but with so many different kinds on the market, it's difficult to know which is the best option. You want to save money, but you also want to make sure what you're buying will save your life. Combination alarms like the 2-in-1 smoke and carbon monoxide detector from First Alert will cost you $29. However, while it's good for your wallet, it's not the best for safety. There are two types of fires that need to be detected, and combination alarms are usually only effective in both an ionization and photoelectric alarms. Of course, that doesn't help you in the carbon monoxide detection department. To cover all of your bases, you'll want to buy a separate carbon monoxide alarm. You'll be better off in the long run for it. Carbon monoxide detectors need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, so you might as well get two alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, you should "install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping...
By Vail Electronics on 4/3/2012 12:40 PM

After over 20 years service to the Greater Eagle River Fire District as Fire Chief, Jon Jon Asper has joined the Vail Electronics team.  His vast background in fire codes will be a great asset to our staff.  Please join me in Welcoming Jon Jon to the Vail Electronics team.

By Vail Electronics on 3/5/2012 8:16 AM

We have installed several NAPCO I-See video cameras with great success.  The customers love the ability to see both interior and exterior cameras on their smart phones.  Get video clips sent to them when an alarm is triggered.  The video is stored remotely and is accessed through a monthly service.  The cameras have IR capability, so you can see both night and day. 

By Vail Electronics on 11/14/2011 3:50 PM
We just uploaded the Edwards Signaling Technology manual for the FS 1004 to our web site.  Manuals are located under the about us tab.  Feel free to use this manual for your needs.
By Vail Electronics on 10/8/2011 6:58 AM
Vail Electronics offers the following services: Home Automation, Home Electronics Integration, Home Theater service and Installation, Remote Controls, Home Media Rooms installation and service, low voltage structured cabling, Monitored Security Alarms System, Home Sound Systems, IP cameras with DVR, Integrated Access Control, Fire Alarm Installation and Inspection in the Steamboat, Oak Creek, Kremmling, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Eagle, Edwards, Wolcott, Glenwood Springs and Avon.  Our Service Technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure your electronics runs seamlessly.  Our home control and automation systems can control Lutron lighting, Radio Ra, Home Works, April Air and many other systems.  We install simple amplified audio systems such as a Denon AVR and tuners to the most complex Elan G! Home control system and sound systems.  Call us for a free, no obligation analysis of your needs at 970 827 9120.

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By Vail Electronics on 10/8/2011 6:35 AM
Check out this link.   We test each security device installed and verified the alarm was sent.  Motion detectors are to be walk tested to verify coverage.  Unfortunately, ADT "free" alarm contracts do not let customers cancel wtih out paying the entire balance.  You get what you pay for in a security system. 


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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.