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Posted By AlarmtechGene

See the sticky on Can I have my alarm system call my cell phone

If it's your equipment then just unplug the system from the phone line, maybe behind the panel itself, unless you're using a wireless dialer. Without a monitoring contract it's unlikely that you'll...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

You're welcome. Also, if you don't have a...

You're welcome. Also, if you don't have a cellular module yet for the Simon XT (and check to see if it's even a compatible version...I'm not sure), try to get one that is 3G since all the 2G stuff...
02-21-13, 08:47 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

"if you know the circuit that powers the wall...

"if you know the circuit that powers the wall wart receptacle......shut it down and take the receptacle out"

Dang, I didn't think about it. Shoulda coulda woulda...but I was in overtime
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Watch out--what keypads do you have on your existing system?

I've run into trouble when updating 832 systems to the 1832 and keeping the old keypads, especially if you program your new system with the older style keypads (5500 LCD's). They can work if you...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

You probably need to be monitored

To operate your system by a smart phone it needs a GSM or CDMA module connected to it, which sends your panel info usually to a 3rd party (in other words, your monitoring company uses someone like...
02-21-13, 08:06 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

"Opening the panel while energized probably...

"Opening the panel while energized probably requires training and special protective equipment."

We went through a training for safety and PPE while working around exposed panels, but nothing...
02-21-13, 05:41 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Can anyone open a commercial electrical panel?

I was working on a commercial fire alarm system today and my NAC panel had no AC power to it and the batteries had died. I checked the breaker and it was ok (assuming it was on the same circuit as...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Cool Still going strong--tweaked my system some

I figured I'd add a comment for anyone's future reference who might be trying to heat their house unconventionally like me. I have since found that a cool, unheated basement is a small set back. ...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Would you say you're 100% sure of that? I want...

Would you say you're 100% sure of that? I want to pass this along to my boss.
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

I've troubleshot enough gateways to know that if...

I've troubleshot enough gateways to know that if they are having trouble communicating, the other functions would be delayed or not working either. One alarm.com tech told me they've had some...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

wondering if it's the panel after all...

Wish I'd tried another V4 to rule this out.
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

X10problem with Concord 4 and GSM unit (Alarm.com)

I'm looking for some ideas on this one. The customer sets up all his light schedules and interactive lighting via Alarm.com. From their website the schedules work fine. Turning lights on/off is...
12-06-10, 06:29 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

yeah, I've tried resetting it a lot, usually...

yeah, I've tried resetting it a lot, usually after it loses its power and shuts off. Last night I plugged it in and the green light came on good. I let it charge for half an hour and it came right...
12-05-10, 06:29 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

No, I've used three different cords with the same...

No, I've used three different cords with the same results. Sometimes the green LED comes on strong, sometimes weak, other times not at all. My feeling is that it's probably the unit itself. I...
11-28-10, 03:55 PM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Sorry, wrong term

I have the cigarette adapter that comes with the Tom Tom, and that's what I was referring to. I realized that the USB connector goes to the computer. I have used the USB to TT connector, an AC to...
11-25-10, 08:27 AM
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Tom Tom One won't power up or stay on--loose connection?

I use my Tom Tom in the vehicle plugged into the cigarette lighter USB. I have to wiggle the connection and get it in the right place in order for the power light to come on bright. Since it...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

a success

The project turned out great. It sucks up the heat from the ceiling over my coal burner and blows it out pretty good at the other end. The temperature stays pretty much constant on the vent...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

ran the pipe instead of flex

So far I've got my run half done with an 8 inch diffuser at the intake side, right above my stove. I figured I'd be almost done in one afternoon, but it's taking longer than expected. I still have...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

40' of hard pipe

I suppose I could do that, but there's one section of attic that is not accessible due to the small space the duct would have to go through, unless I were to wrap that with insulation before I shove...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Moving hot air to a colder room via ductwork

I have a long house with a coal burner up front and a cold family room 3 rooms away, about 40 ft. I've been using little fans to push the air, but it's not enough. I want to install a duct that...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

And if by a longshot it is the cell back up, ADT...

And if by a longshot it is the cell back up, ADT could just run a wire for it and move it to another location. I wouldn't throw away a receiver if I didn't have to -- unless, of course you're...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

So you already had Comcast, right? How far is...

So you already had Comcast, right? How far is your alarm panel and the Cellguard unit from the cable box? I'm not familiar with the actual Cell unit, but in general they only operate when dialing...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Repairman misdiagnosis?

The guy came out and said he thought I had a bad breaker b/c I wasn't getting the 220 at the dryer. I checked at the recepticle and got 110/220 ok. Plugged in dryer and have 220 intermittently. ...
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

I'm having a service guy come out tomorrow. ...

I'm having a service guy come out tomorrow. Thanks for all your help anyway...too many other fires to put out and I'm on call this week!
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Posted By AlarmtechGene

Lightbulb filament appears intact. thermo...

Lightbulb filament appears intact.

thermo fuse has continuity (2 blue wires, .5 ohms)

the black circular piece beneath thermo fuse has 4 wires. The red-redwhite connections have continuity...
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