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domiyork 
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Posted: September 13, 2005 at 9:33 AM / IP Logged  

hi,

is there an internet where i can type the fcc id number and get info on an alarm remote?

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No. You can look up the id but that won't necessarily tell you anything that you need to know.
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Yes there is.  Go to  http://www.fcc.gov   This is the FCC's website.  Click on "Engineering & Technology" in  the right column.  Then click on "Equipment Authorization Page" in the left column.  Next, click on on "FCC ID Search" and type in the FCC ID number.  If the device is being sold in the US, it has to be FCC Type Accepted.  You will find many of these alarms are actually made overseas (Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.).  The data in the FCC database is public information.  Here you may find photographs, schematics, technical descriptions, and test data taken on the device.... depending how recent it was approved.  Older devices may only show the FCC grant as the FCC wasn't able to store all of this data online and make it accessible to the public several years ago.

How do I know all of this?  I work for a company that manufactures broadcast televsion station transmitters and one of my jobs is to file for FCC Type Acceptance.

I hope this information helps you.

- Jim  

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Another reason why you may not find specific information on a device could be if the manufacturer requested that the application be made confidential.  This is done to prevent others from copying their circuits & designs.

- Jim

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sharc wrote:

Yes there is.  Go to  http://www.fcc.gov   This is the FCC's website.  Click on "Engineering & Technology" in  the right column.  Then click on "Equipment Authorization Page" in the left column.  Next, click on on "FCC ID Search" and type in the FCC ID number.  If the device is being sold in the US, it has to be FCC Type Accepted.  You will find many of these alarms are actually made overseas (Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.).  The data in the FCC database is public information.  Here you may find photographs, schematics, technical descriptions, and test data taken on the device.... depending how recent it was approved.  Older devices may only show the FCC grant as the FCC wasn't able to store all of this data online and make it accessible to the public several years ago.

How do I know all of this?  I work for a company that manufactures broadcast televsion station transmitters and one of my jobs is to file for FCC Type Acceptance.

I hope this information helps you.

- Jim  

EDIT: I will retract the flame.
FCC ID is useless 99% of the time for finding info on alarm or remote.
The fcc id search works if you want to know who made the unit, nothing more. More often then not you will end up with a manufacturer and absolutely no info as to what brand the alarm is. FCC ID is cool to get a start but other then that it is useless.
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Posted: September 13, 2005 at 8:10 PM / IP Logged  

Interesting comment......but I did happen to find the schematic for the alarm brain and remote that I am using on the FCC's website, so I couldn't disagree with you more.  Having filed hundreds of FCC Type Acceptances, the data found is probably more technical than what people are used to, but for those really interested in learning how the electronics work and what's inside, its not a bad place to start.  The FCC is not interested in a detailed operator's manual or how current the schematics and documentation are.  That is why you wil find a very brief product description. In addition, these applications are filed and must be filed BEFORE the item is marketed.  It can not be sold (legally) until the grant has been issued. The manufacturer will more than likely to create a more user-friendly manual for the owner as they go to market.  The FCC is however, concerned whether the device meets the specified mask in the rules.  So for most, the technical data will be useless to the typical alarm owner, but could be valuable and interesting to the electronics enthusiast.

For example, the owners manual may not list the operating frequency of the remote.  The FCC grant will.  Knowing this and if your an electronics enthusiast like myself, you can then go off and design a better receive antenna for the brain, preferrably one with gain that can enhance reception/range anf performance.

- Jim

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Electrical Design Engineer, Axcera http://www.axcera.com

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I vote for Sharc..............Have used :
https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm for years......................Helps in most cases
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