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Topic # 97224 14-Feb-2012 13:14
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I just bought a new house, 

Unfortunately the previous owners either lost the master codes or never had them from the owners before that.

The alarm system is a Detection Systems DS7060 which is probably around 15+ years old.

Does anyone know who may have experience with these units or could point me in the right direction?

Im in the Auckland region.

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  Reply # 581312 14-Feb-2012 13:31
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I hope  you can find the codes. Without the installers code, it may not be able to even be defaulted back to original.

The age of the system would be something to think about before spending any money on it. 15yrs is pretty ancient for an alarm system.
 

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  Reply # 581313 14-Feb-2012 13:32
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The default master code is 1234 but I doubt it would still be set to that. :)
The default programmers code is 9876.

A quick search for the model number in google brings up the user and reference manuals so you may be able to get more info from there.




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  Reply # 581316 14-Feb-2012 13:34
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best bet is to probably phone round NZ alarm installers and find one who has experience with that model. bound to be one somewhere.



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  Reply # 581319 14-Feb-2012 13:44
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Thanks for locating that info Cyabro.

Ill give that a try tonight.

Ive tried a couple of place's like garrison alarms and they just suggested replacing it.

Being that ive just bought the house replacing the alarm is not quite in the budget just yet :)

 




 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 581321 14-Feb-2012 13:47
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Hi, no one will let you connect it for monitoring, its too old.

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  Reply # 581329 14-Feb-2012 13:50
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Haha. We monitor some pretty old alarms. We still accept 4+1 & 4.2 formats etc, but prefer not too if possible. 



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  Reply # 581331 14-Feb-2012 13:51
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cyril7: Hi, no one will let you connect it for monitoring, its too old.

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It has previously been connected to monitoring, it is still hooked into the POTS line. Not too sure if your referring to the age even if it has previously been connected?? 



Im only assuming the date of the alarm but inside the control box i did see a date of 1996 but that could be a manufacturer date or a licence date... 



 




 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 581338 14-Feb-2012 13:56
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Hi, I can tell you now, if you signed up to get it monitored you can be your bottom dollar every provider will refuse till its upgraded. Old systems with unknown history are a big issue for monitoring companies.

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  Reply # 581341 14-Feb-2012 14:03
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NonprayingMantis: best bet is to probably phone round NZ alarm installers and find one who has experience with that model. bound to be one somewhere.


We did this with our current house as the previous owners never used the alarm and didn't have a clue what the alarm code was.  Although our system was nowhere near as old as yours, easily identified an installer by ringing around the major installing companies.  They came round and and reset everything back so we could start fresh.  He did run a few tests to make sure everything was working, then left us a bill for $150.

IMO at 15+ years I would be looking at replacing it before spending to much $$$.   Sensor technology alone is far superior to back then, not to mention battery backup replacement etc, etc

 

  

  




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  Reply # 581366 14-Feb-2012 14:37
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NonprayingMantis: best bet is to probably phone round NZ alarm installers and find one who has experience with that model. bound to be one somewhere.


We did this with our current house as the previous owners never used the alarm and didn't have a clue what the alarm code was.  Although our system was nowhere near as old as yours, easily identified an installer by ringing around the major installing companies.  They came round and and reset everything back so we could start fresh.  He did run a few tests to make sure everything was working, then left us a bill for $150.

IMO at 15+ years I would be looking at replacing it before spending to much $$$.   Sensor technology alone is far superior to back then, not to mention battery backup replacement etc, etc
  

  


 
Spoke to a tech at maxisecurity (they also have the user guide on their website) and the general consensus is its too old and get it replaced. 


If anyone else finds that they have this alarm system these appear to be the guys to call if you want to keep it alive or service it. 

Also Detection systems alarms was bought out by bosch sometime ago.

Time to save up and get it replaced 

Thanks for all the replies.

 




 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 581370 14-Feb-2012 14:44
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ratsun81: It has previously been connected to monitoring, it is still hooked into the POTS line. Not too sure if your referring to the age even if it has previously been connected?? 


Whatever you do, keeping it or replacing it, get some professional installer to do the job and do it right the first time. This means a splitter, filter, etc.

If one day you come back saying your DSL internet is too slow, or getting interrupted every few hours, remember you have this thing hooked up to your line.
 




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  Reply # 581384 14-Feb-2012 15:04
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I remember the old chubb key systems. Much simpler, and created a far louder alarm than these newer ones.



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  Reply # 581405 14-Feb-2012 15:47
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freitasm:
ratsun81: It has previously been connected to monitoring, it is still hooked into the POTS line. Not too sure if your referring to the age even if it has previously been connected?? 


Whatever you do, keeping it or replacing it, get some professional installer to do the job and do it right the first time. This means a splitter, filter, etc.

If one day you come back saying your DSL internet is too slow, or getting interrupted every few hours, remember you have this thing hooked up to your line.
 


Yes all very good points.

The BB was connected up yesterday and it already has a master filter installed. 

I run naked BB with VOIP so i would need to go for  IP monitoring or GPRS monitoring.....

I used to work for an ISP so im well aware of all the issues that come with other devices on phone lines, sky, alarms etc.

 




 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 581429 14-Feb-2012 16:42
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We moved into a rented place, the landlord gave us some 4 digit pin for the alarm.

For whatever reason I tried the pin in our room (as there is a keypad in there) and it armed, but when I tried the same code it wouldn't disarm... sigh.. so spent 5 minutes pondering what I'm going to do..

Anyway, long of the short of it is I had to run downstairs setting the alarm off in the process. Opened the control unit and pulled all the fuses out and backup battery in order to stop the alarm :|

To this day I haven't bothered putting the fuses back as we have cats who will probably set it off anyway

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  Reply # 581483 14-Feb-2012 18:00
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We are using GPRS more & more. The costs of the unit & any data are far offset by the cost of a home phone line these days. 

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