Archive for December, 2012

False Alarms from Smoke Detectors

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Fireworks can cause Smoke Detectors to False AlarmFalse Alarms from Smoke Detectors.

Will my smoke detectors trip from fireworks?  What should I do?

In a previous post Types of Smoke Detectors, I went through the major types of smoke detectors used in home alarm systems.  Since New Years is around the corner, I want to focus on the likelihood of your monitored smoke detectors installed onto your home security alarm system causing false alarms and possible dispatch of the fire department. (more…)

LogicMark LifeSentry 37911 PERS Medical Alarm

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Monitored Medical Alert AlarmLogicMark LifeSentry 37911 PERS Medical Alarm.

Monitored Medical Alert Alarm System.
Installation by Aloha Alarm, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Emergencies can happen anywhere in one’s home and even in the yard or driveway. LifeSentry will allow one to communicate their message instantly and efficiently from anywhere in and around their home to get help fast. (more…)

DSC PC1616 Home Security Alarm System

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Digital Security Controls (DSC)
PowerSeries PC1616 Control Panel.

The DSC PC1616 is a small to mid-sized control panel for business and home security systems.

Aloha Alarm in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii uses the DSC PowerSeries alarm systems on a daily basis.  We are trained in the proper application, use, installation, and repair of the DSC PC1616, and its bigger brother, the DSC PC1832.

These system are easy to use, reliable, and cost effective solutions for small- to medium-sized homes and businesses. (more…)

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5100 Security Alarm Control Panel

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5100 Security Alarm Control PanelHoneywell Lynx Touch L5100 Security Alarm Control Panel.
Aloha Alarm
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Security System is feature-packed.  Ideal for small to medium size business and home security alarm systems.

Part of Honeywell’s family of self-contained wireless controls, Honeywell’s dynamic LYNX Touch has tremendous appeal—with a bright, full-color touchscreen that simplifies security system operation. (more…)

Homeowner Tips to Reduce Long Term Energy and Maintenance Costs

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Homeowners can cut Energy & Maintenace CostsThings you can do to help save money.

As you move into your new home, reduce your long term energy and maintenance costs.

Congratulations!  You’ve just purchased a new home and are starting to settle in.  Get off to a great start in saving money sooner rather than later by following these tips. (more…)

Redundancy: Two is One, One is None

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Redundancy: Two is One, and One is NoneRedundancy:  Two is One, One is None.

What does Redundancy have to do with Home Security Systems?

Have you ever needed something to work, only to find that at the Worst Possible Time, it didn’t?  Have you ever Absolutely, Positively HAD TO get to an important (more…)

DSC PC1832 Security Alarm Control Panel

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Digital Security Controls Alarm EquipmentDigital Security Controls (DSC)
A major manufacturer of Business & Home Security Alarm Control panels.

The DSC PC1832 is a mid-level control panel for commercial and residential security alarm systems.

The PC1832, also known as the Power 1832, the midsized control panel in the DSC Power Series, is easy to install, easy to program, and easy to use.  I have been using (more…)

New Homeowner Move-in Checklist

Friday, December 7th, 2012

New Homeowners Move-in ChecklistNew Homeowner’s Basic Check List

Not unpacked yet?  Where to start?

Moving can be overwhelming.  Where should I start?  Make a list. Prioritize.  Calculate a budget.  Here are a few things you should consider as you are moving into your new home.  Whether it is a brand new home or pre-owned, there are several things you can either do or buy to make your moving in process go a bit more smoothly. (more…)

How does your Security Alarm Communicate with the Monitoring Center?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Land Line, GSM Cellular, Radio, IP InternetSecurity Alarm Communication.

How does your Home Security Alarm System signal for Police dispatch?
Phone Line, Cellular, Long Range Radio, Internet.

Once your home security system detects an intrusion, how does it transmit the signal to the monitoring station? (more…) FREE Job Listing Site in Hawaii

Monday, December 3rd, 2012, a new and free job search engine in Honolulu, Hawaii. is Free for Employers and Employees.

I recently stumbled across a new job listing service, and want to help out Hawaii’s residents with a new job listing service.

If you are searching for a job, but are tired of using traditional search engines and want to try a fresh choice, then visit   They are relatively new to the field, but provide many optioms that (more…)