Confused about dialing from Security system - pager - dial


Old 09-25-05, 09:04 PM
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Confused about dialing from Security system - pager - dial

Looks like I am going to be replacing my DSC 1550 with one that is not locked out and can dial a telephone number -- my cell phone --

I am told I need one that can do Pager functions?

Why does the unit need pager -- wouldn't I be able to tell from caller ID that my house was calling ??

does the DSC 1555 have pager -- was looking at it and I didnt see that listed -- Thanks
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Old 09-26-05, 04:36 AM
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It needs pager mode because if it doesn't, the panel will continue to try to dial the programmed number until it runs out the count down to "communication failure" (usually 5 to 8 attempts). Alarm panels are designed to connect to central station recievers. Having them call a cell phone is a new thing that the industry is still adjusting to, and there is no easy way to set a cell phone to generate the "kiss off" tones that tell the alarm panel that it completed it's call. Pager mode doesn't require a kiss-off.
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