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That is what is required to test the wire run and contact operation.  Remove it from the loop with the other doors so you are testing it independently.

You could try removing the contact from the door frame to test it specifically, but I don't recommend that unless you know what you are doing.  You stand a good chance of damaging the contact, connections or wire if you are inexperienced.  And then, you are only testing the contact, not the wire run it is connected to.

Advise us when you have tested the cable run in the attic.

2
What were the results with the multimeter?  You are measuring for resistance, not current or voltage.

3
Since you are able to isolate the wire run to the patio door, disconnect it from the loop (obviously it is daisy-chained).  Connect a multimeter to the patio door wire and set it to continuity.  Then open and close the patio door to see if the circuit opens and closes.  If it responds correctly, then ensure you reconnect the wiring as follows:

Where
D = Door
R = Red
B = Black

Panel ----- R D1 B ----- R D2 B----- R D3 B----- Panel

4
Just be sure to set the microwave range to the minimum necessary to accomplish detection.  If you set it too far to the maximum, the microwave will pass through the walls and detect motion outside the home.

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WT5500 is a 2-way wireless device which requires the TR5164 wireless transceiver.  The TR5164 is what requires the v4.6 firmware version.  v4.14 is a v4.1 panel which does not support the TR5164.  v4.6 is the latest version (and I'm guessing the last version DSC will put out for the traditional PowerSeries.  I suspect any upgrades will be to the Neo line instead which I'm sure they want people to shift to).

So if you must use a WT5500, then you'll have to upgrade your control board to a v4.6 and add a TR5164 (removing any PC/RF5132 receiver you might have and re-enroll the ESN's into the TR5164.  Ultimately it would be simpler and cheaper to just drop a PK5500 keypad in instead.

And no, you cannot flash upgrade the control board for traditional PowerSeries.  You have to replace the board.  The newer Power Series Neo can be flashed.  That is the whole idea behind it's new product line, flashing rather than reinstalling new hardware.

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There should be 4 wires, and hardwire motions are pretty much universal across all panel manufacturers.

I am merging your other thread that discusses this same request.

8
Spike a nail where you want the device and pigtail the wire around it.

Another option is zig zag the wire between two studs with lightly placed staples.  You can then poke a hole and fish it out.  But I prefer the nail method for small holes.

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You are not going to find anybody selling just the cover. Just change out the motion sensor all together. It will be much easier and quicker.

10
Description of issue indicates the batteries are dead / bad.  Use only quality brands of batteries (Energizer / Duracell).

I always use the optional transformer for the WT5500 keypads.  Cuts down on battery issues.

11
There are wireless sirens out there for certain manufacturers and wireless systems.

The siren does not know the difference between actual break-in and false alarm.

That said, you'll probably prefer changing it out with a 12 volt piezzo with a lower db rating.  Interior sirens typically put out 90db +/-.

12
Thread is 8 years old and OP hasn't been back since.  Waking the dead.

13
First question would be, is this for a hardwired or wireless system?  System manufacturer would help us answer.  Your question is a little vague.

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BV-300DP has been around awhile too, but it is the workhorse for DSC's motions.

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All three are older technology, replaced by their Gen2 line.  The DS860 covers up to 60x60, while the other two cover 35x35.

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