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  # 1824033 17-Jul-2017 20:02
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Might try that on my Paradox.

Alarm companies don't tend to give out master codes because they usually have the same one for all their alarms plus it means the homeowner will have to use them for servicing and a callout isn't cheap.



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  # 1825794 20-Jul-2017 11:54
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So apparently my alarm is a rebadged Paradox with a Espirit Keypad. Security Xpress were a security company that OEM'd alarms and rebranded them as their own. 

 

I found an installers manual which gave me the master code, but in the process of setting the time, I have accidentially set the sensor in zone 2, to go off, whether the alarm is armed or not, and I am unsure how to get that fixed. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1825808 20-Jul-2017 12:05
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I have replaced (wife replaced) batteries in our system, it is an easy job, if you have a monitored alarm remember to tell your security company and they can put it in service mode for a period of time, also when you have changed the batteries do a walk around test. One thing I have noticed the replacement batteries, same type and brand selected never last as long at the originals did.

 

And they also start chirping at night, one would think they could be made with jackets to make them les prone to feeling cold tongue-out





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  # 1825921 20-Jul-2017 14:43
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I think your alarm just wants to mate with Crickets and Cicada's. It will calm down when they aren't in rutting season. 

 

 

 

On another note, anyone know the feature is called when a sensor is programmed to set off an alarm even when the alarm isn't armed?

 

 


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  # 1825997 20-Jul-2017 16:33
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Bung: 3 years seems a short life. Is the charge circuit working? Our alarm must have a battery at least 10 years old and it hasn't clapped out touch wood. The neighbour's went at 7 or 8 years. The enclosure had an anti tamper alarm on it and the battery wiring was screwed on so be prepared for some noise during changeover.

 

 

The effective lifetime can be quite different from the perceived lifetime. If you've got decent power and your alarm isn't too picky about testing the battery then you can get ten years from a mostly-dead battery, as long as the power doesn't go out or the battery doesn't get too hot/cold at some point or whatever it would take to find out that it's been on its last legs for years. OTOH the rated life is typically three years or so.

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  # 1825999 20-Jul-2017 16:35
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networkn:

Do I just replace the battery?

 

 

Yeah, they're almost always 12V 7AH SLAs that you can get all over the place, e.g. Super Cheap Auto. Only thing is you may need to massage the alarm so it doesn't get upset about having the battery pulled, which it may report as an intrusion/tamper.

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  # 1826003 20-Jul-2017 16:41
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networkn:

I think your alarm just wants to mate with Crickets and Cicada's. It will calm down when they aren't in rutting season. 


 


On another note, anyone know the feature is called when a sensor is programmed to set off an alarm even when the alarm isn't armed?


 



Set to trigger in "Day/stay mode" usually

Used for smoke detectors for example and is a common thing that rookie installers tragically miss-configure with potentially deadly consequences.

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