Re: Used LYNX panel a good deal?



On Apr 25, 3:16 pm, dgk <d...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:56:38 -0700 (PDT), tourman



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On Apr 25, 10:51 am, dgk <d...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Amazon has a few LYNXR/LYNXR24 alarm consoles for $35-40. Assuming
that these are working, is there anything that comes with a new panel
($204) that does not come with the used ones? They say that they have
all the parts, although one does not have the manual. That can be
downloaded.

Do all the various detectors come separately?

RHC: When buying any used alarm panel from Ebay or anywhere else for
that matter, make absolutely sure it is not locked. Disreputable
people have been known to sell locked panels to unsuspecting
customers !

Detectors, door contacts, smokes etc usually are purchased separately;
however, they may or may not come with your used panel.

Locked. You mean with an installer password that can't be reset? I
know next to nothing about installing an alarm but I read a few
threads and the LYNX seems to a good one. There is no "reset to
factory defaults" option?

RHC: There is always a "reset to factory" setting in the installer
level manual UNLESS the panel is locked as well in software. To to the
page on my website called "unlocking services" and "installer lockout"
for a complete description of what I mean.....www.homemetal.com

Protect yourself before you buy a used alarm panel especially as a
DIY'er with little experience in these matters.
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