fire/trouble on napco alarm system

Old 06-28-07, 08:05 AM
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fire/trouble on napco alarm system

i know my alarm system is outdated but i cannot really afford to replace it right now. my alarm was set and during a storm the alarm did not go off, however the keypad went off showing all the zones. so i reset each zone using the 9 key. however the red trouble /fire light is staying on steady and i cannot get it to shut off using the reset 9 key. because the light is on steady i cannot set my alarm. how do i get this light to shut off? is there something i can disconnect? please help. my system is napco 1000 or 1008 and the key pad is rp1054d

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Old 06-28-07, 03:07 PM
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What likely happened is that the power kicking on and off tripped one or more of your smoke detectors (which means that you probably need a new backup battery...)

From the User manual for a Napco 1054d keypad (available here:

"Resetting After An Alarm
The fire alarm may be reset by holding
down Key [9] for 2 seconds, then arming and
disarming or (if so programmed) by waiting
for it to automatically shut off. The sounder
and the FIRE/TROUBLE light will stay on. Hold
down Key [9] to silence the sounder. The red
FIRE/TROUBLE light should go off in about 30
seconds. If smoke has not cleared from a
smoke detector, or a thermostat has not
cooled, the red FIRE/TROUBLE light will remain
on. Hold down Key [9] every 30 seconds
or so until the condition has cleared and the
light goes off."

If it doesn't reset after that, you might have a damaged smoke detector in the system.

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