You found out, as I did, too late - there are no external contacts to
enable/disable, and it does not respond to regular X-10 commands. I
guess not responding to X-10 is good, as somebody could just plug a
controller in your outside outlet and hit ALL UNITS OFF. But you would
think external contacts on the unit would not be a risk.
>I just bought the RS 7 piece security system and feel that it will work
>as well as the X10 DS7000.
>So far I have had no trouble with it.
>One thing that I want to be able to do is to automatically arm and
>dis-arm the system off of a timer. Does anyone know any way of doing
>this. I bought a RS (CM11A) 2Way computer interface and software but
>only sends X-10 commands, could not find a way to send ARM and DIS-ARM
>> I have a question I need resolved soon.
>> The X10 DS7000 cost $170,
>> the equivalent Radio Shack system cost $130 (on sale).
>> I bought both systems and need to return one.
>> which one do I buy. According to FAQs I have read, they are
>> supposed to be the same, but I found out they are not !!!
>> The Radio Shack door window sensor use 2 AA (or AAA)
>> batteries, and the motion sensor uses 4 AA batteries, while
>> those for X10 all use 9V batteries.
>> which one is the better system then ? will I need to replace
>> the batteries on the RS version more frequently ? (monthly ?)
>> I kinda like the RS door sensor because it is smaller. and
>> the base module color is white.