DSC PC3000 Exit Beep - How to silence


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Old 02-20-11, 10:11 AM
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DSC PC3000 Exit Beep - How to silence

I have a DSC 3000 with a LCD600 keypad. I've found this forum very helpful, but I cannot seem to find out how to disable the annoying exit beep. It's fine when I leave but annoying when going to bed. I've poured over the installation manual but just do not see how to disable it. I had it turned off at a previous house with a DSC 1500.

Any assistance is appretiated.
 
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Old 02-20-11, 10:30 AM
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If you are determined to turn off the audible; look in programming location 60.
 
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Old 02-20-11, 11:08 AM
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Hum, my book doesn't have a 60 section. Let me see what I can find on the net.
 
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Old 02-20-11, 12:22 PM
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Look at the chip in the center of your main board. What version number do you have? That came from a V7.7 manual. Earlier versions like 7.5 did not have the ability to turn off the audible count, just as early versions of the PC1500 didn't _have_ an audible delay count but later versions did...
 
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okay thanks, I"ll check. Maybe that is why my old system didn't have the count.
 
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Old 02-20-11, 01:08 PM
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I have version v7.71. I found the 60 section of another installation manual I downloaded. I'll try it out.
 
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Old 02-22-11, 07:21 AM
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Same issue

MrRonFL, I recently acquired a DSC3000 as a replacement for my system. It was a NIB option for cheap, even though it's old. I programmed the entire system myself, but can't get rid of the entry/exit delay when doing the *9 feature. My old system was an 8 zone system and had the "Stay" and "Away" buttons on it. This one does not. I have the main door marked in section 16 as "00" and the motion detector as "03". When leaving the house, the entry/exit delay is active, which is fine. When going to bed or just securing the house at night, I enter *9 [master code] and the entry/exit delay still counts down. I thought *9 disabled the delay. How can I get rid of the delay when using *9? Thanks
 
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This was a higher end system when it was new in the 1990's, but it is still rather primitive in many of it's features. One of the more annoying traits is the lack of an actual _stay_ mode arming.

Arming with *9 disables the _entry_ delay. The exit delay _always_ still runs. This is true, even on modern alarm systems.

In short, unless it's version 7.7 or later, you can't disable the audible exit countdown (even then, the count still runs, it's just silent).
 
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I hate to say that I replaced my pc1555mx with the 3000. The pc3000 version is 7.71. My old 1555mx would allow me to *9 [code] or hit the "Stay" button and it would be silent with no exit delay known. How can I replicate this on the 3000? My wife wants the system to function the same as the old 1555 as best we can.
 
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In short, you can't. What I told the original poster in this thread is the best you can get. The original power series panels like the 1555 were the _replacement_ for panels like the PC3000 and addressed many of the issues like the ones you are running into.

The higher model _number_ does not denote a better panel with DSC.
 
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the time period when these panels were being sold was when mfg's found out that people wanted / needed programmable systems to meet the requirements homes & business's needed-

the systems before this were very laid back

DSC had a 4 zone, 6 zone, 8 zone & the PC-3000 16 zone. they were all the same, except the number of zones, no zone expansion modules. the PC-3000 was the deluxe, with the option of LCD keypads, and a printer interface. all except the 4 zone could have an ESCORT module for remote telephone access.

nobody really complained back then of the beeping telling you to exit- these panels were better than the old napco, FBI & moose systems

after awhile- the mfg's found out that alot could be fixed to make them more user friendly- and thats how they got to where they are today

if you look at the manuals of yester-year verses todays system, there wasnt much to program. and before the programable ones, you adjusted a "POT" for the entry/exit times, and sorta got them to where you wanted it- today, its an exact second. they didnt have a communicator, the mfg's had an externally connected box that was used to send signals

if its that big of a deal- buy a new PC-1616 or 1832. will need new keypads, and if there are resistors in the walls for switches, they will need to be replaced, as the value isnt the same that was used on the PC-3000

if its the master bedroom keypad noise that is the real problem- open the keypad & remove the sounder. all its used for is the entry / exit alert.
 
 

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