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Author Topic: DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help  (Read 263 times)

EtienneB

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DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:47:35 AM »
Good Afternoon

I am hoping someone can help me with adding my two new remotes to my security system (Either programming remote or adding the remote control to the pad / alarm.

The reason for asking this is that i bought 2 new ones and my security company does not want to link them because I did not buy them from the company which asked exorbitant prices.

I would appreciate any help or link to  manual that would be of assistance.


Kind regards

EtienneB

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Re: DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 01:07:41 PM »
If you truly have a PK5501 vs an RFK5501, then you most likely have an RF5132 receiver which is the manual you need to program the remotes.
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Re: DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 09:42:40 PM »
Envisalink stuff is cheaper because it's not made by DSC.  If it's programmed like a standard DSC fob, like their other wireless devices are, then you'll need to get into dealer programming to enroll it.  This requires the installer code to the panel, that was most likely changed by your dealer.

Be aware that going into program mode is logged in the panel's event log, which your dealer can access remotely, and in some cases, will immediately transmit an installer lead-in signal to the central station.  And in almost all cases, it constitutes a breach of your contract.  Not trying to scare you, I'm a DIYer just as much as I am a security professional.  It's a tough spot, it really is, because I've worked for some companies that charged upwards of $100 for a $30 or $40 fob, PLUS labor and travel, to provide and enroll a fob for a customer.  I totally get why a competent person would want to save themselves the markup and labor costs.
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Re: DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 10:29:30 AM »
In your experience, are companies willing to drop the markup and labor costs if you sort of make them know that you know how much this service really costs and how it's done?

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Re: DSC PK5501 add Remote(EV-REM-5butt Rev.1) need help
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 04:31:28 AM »
Not really.  You have to consider their overhead.  They are retailers like any other business.   They need to make  profit and living too, as do their employees.

Go into any restaurant and demand them to serve you at cost.  Or buy gas from a gas station at cost.

They have the knowledge, training, experience,  tools and insurance.

You can either save money and do it yourself,  or pay a professional.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 04:35:49 AM by AlarmMike »
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