Taken possession of house alarm - what do I do with no master code
Is there any way I can still use it, or do we need to install a new alarm system?
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Sep 13th, 2017 4:53 pm
Yup, this would be the first step.
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Sep 13th, 2017 8:01 pm
What model is your DSC? If it was built this century, you should be able to find just the controller board on ebay for a very good price. You would be able to use all the remaining components.
Sep 13th, 2017 8:20 pm
Then you can program the user codes, etc. Of course, you will need to get a monitoring company. The Monitoring Centre is good for taking over systems and their monitoring is fairly cheap.Entering Program Mode A) Press both [∗] and [#] at the same time within 50 seconds after power is applied
to the control,
B) After power-up, enter [Installer code (4-1-1-2)] + 8 0 0 (long beep indicates one
of the partitions is armed and system cannot enter program mode).
(method “B” is disabled if you exit the program mode using ∗98)
Sep 13th, 2017 8:33 pm
I did this a long time ago, So you have to power down your system and remove the battery. Leave the battery off for now. Power on the system and go to your panel and press * + # This should get you into the programmer mode. Then #20 which should display the installer code. Hit *99 to exit programmer mode. You can plug the battery back in any time after the system is up. What ever you do don't change any settings or you could mess up the current programming.
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Sep 14th, 2017 10:09 am
Will the company find the codes for me if I can't?jm1 wrote: ↑Sep 13th, 2017 8:20 pmHoneywell Vistas can be re-programming by by doing a power cycle (unplug it from power, then plugging it back in), then pressing something specific and then you can use the default code. Look it up in the service manual here:
Probably page 3-5:
Then you can program the user codes, etc. Of course, you will need to get a monitoring company. The Monitoring Centre is good for taking over systems and their monitoring is fairly cheap.
Sep 14th, 2017 10:11 am
How the heck did he forget his master code? He must have never used the system as you would need the master code to arm and disarm the system. If that's the case, you are SOL. You may have to short the system to reset it or call in an alarm techy.juniperblues wrote: ↑Sep 14th, 2017 10:07 amThanks everyone.
Yes, I contacted the home owner. He claimed that he lost it. Actually at first he said he would find it, then he said he couldn't find it and then he stopped returning my calls.
I'm not very technical but will give the above a go - thanks very much for the help.
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