westec 5000s alarm

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Old 12-24-10, 10:47 AM
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westec 5000s alarm

I bought a condo with a westec 5000s smoke and burglar alarm. I want to turn on the system for the smoke alarm only. I have the manual for the system but need the owner's access code set on the system at the factory. The previous owner never activated the system. The manual does not show a code for this. this system was probably installed in 1993.
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Old 12-24-10, 11:17 AM
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If you read through the long thread you appended to the end of; you will note that this is a long discontinued "orphan" system. Trust me; replacing the keypad(s) and control is the cost effective solution.

There is little to no technical info floating around for these, and they were pretty proprietary, even when they were new.
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are you wanting a MONITORED fire alarm system?

if not- this current one should work- normally smoke/fire alarms do not need to be armed to work

no need for the code then

if you just want smoke alarms, get some and use those.

this panel is old, i would guess before '93

they require a WESTEC™ programmer, we sold ours years ago on e-bay®. Any customer that has one right now, we up grade to a new panel & keypads.

if you have no disire for a security system, use regular smoke alarms
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5000s does not require a programming card it may be programmed directly from the codepad however you must have a programming sheet as it is all LED driven and you wouldn't know what you were entering without the sheet unless you had it memorized. I do have a copy of the manuals for a 5000 as well as a 5000s and used to install them.
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This thread is almost 4yrs. old and the OP has not been back in 3 yrs.
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