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that guy (Posted on 04/21/14, 07:38 AM)
Large gap between sh**ty job and this scenario
Glenn (Posted on 04/21/14, 07:16 AM)
The touch screen is nice, but there is a serious security flaw in the key cylinder section.  Good electronics do not make up for a flaw that allows people to unlock your door with a screwdriver.  This is a case of…
PHAND (Posted on 04/19/14, 04:16 PM)
RMR yourself with service contracts. They do it in the commercial world. Sell it to all your residential systems. Make it a line item on your proposals. Make them explicitly check a box saying they Do Not want a service contract if they really…
Mr. Stanley (Posted on 04/19/14, 02:15 PM)
I have been receiving numerous emails and a few phone calls from the guys at R-Central, whom have also got the “demo”. Interesting feedback!
Mr. Stanley (Posted on 04/19/14, 01:57 PM)
Interestingly enough, I have received a barrage of emails from guys @ Remote Central, who also had the NF speaker demo, and they all are saying the same thing…
Tim Miner (Posted on 04/19/14, 12:46 PM)
I have been a Noble Fidelity dealer since March 2011, my Sales Representative (at that time) Peter Hanson contacted me requesting that I audition some Noble Fidelity in-ceiling speakers, which I had never heard of.  He explained that…
greg (Posted on 04/19/14, 11:05 AM)
We own an integration firm in FL. We do not offer security products at this time. I have a hard time believing my business is worthless just because we don’t have RMR. There are countless industries that don’t rely on RMR. …
eSSL security (Posted on 04/19/14, 01:24 AM)
yes, biometrics are best security products and user friendly can access simply and high protection.
Ernie Gilman (Posted on 04/18/14, 07:51 PM)
Chris: a Prius?  Really?  Moving on…. I know Mr. Stanley via the internet and his opinions are not to be tossed away lightly.  I’ve known Chris Dixon since he started in audio, and neither are his opinions to…
Curtis (Posted on 04/18/14, 07:39 PM)
Horrible design. The smart key feature is a security risk and flawed but hey me as a locksmith am making a lot of money replacing them with locks that don’t fail. Just went out to a lady’s house at 12:30 she got home and couldn’t…
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