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Alarms on Doors that have Access to a Pool

I am finishing up renovating my pool and I changed the configuration of the barrier fence I previously had. I now use my house itself as the 4th side to keep the pool deck open (since our kids are ...
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How is pre-wiring done for motion sensors / alarm system in new construction?

In new construction, how is pre-wiring done for alarm systems, when then alarm may not be installed right away (or ever)? It makes sense to me to actually install recessed door contacts (they're only ...
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How can I disconnect power to an ADT alarm system?

I recently bought a house where the previous owner had an ADT alarm system. Since home alarms are next to useless, I didn't continue the service. Recently, I had a power outage due to hurricane ...
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Integrating hard-wired smoke detectors with fire sprinkler waterflow sensing

If you are in a house with interconnected smoke detectors (hardwired or hardwired/battery combo), can you interconnect them with the waterflow switch for a home fire sprinkler system, or do you need ...