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Old 06-06-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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Lost the password from the previous owners. The doggone warning box beeping (from the wall mounted bedroom receiver) whenever the outside door opening is getting to be more than annoying. The alarm is not active with a monitor service or anything. Does anyone know how to disable this, short of me ripping it off the wall ? It is by Ademco.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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There is a code to turn off the alert but I'm pretty sure you need the password to enter it...

On the other hand it wouldn't be that hard to power the whole thing down if you aren't using it. Find where the brain is (not the little keypad) and unplug it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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On the other hand it wouldn't be that hard to power the whole thing down if you aren't using it. Find where the brain is (not the little keypad) and unplug it.
Right! That's what I want to do, power it down. Where is the brain? I feel silly asking that, but where? There is another little keypad receiver in the downstairs of the house, and tha's it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:25 PM
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According to Ademco Keypads (http://www.chulavistaalarm.com/new_page_3.htm - broken link), to disable the door chime feature, enter your alarm code followed by a "9"

Since you don't have the alarm code, you'll need a service call to have a technician program a new one.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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According to Ademco Keypads (http://www.chulavistaalarm.com/new_page_3.htm - broken link), to disable the door chime feature, enter your alarm code followed by a "9"

Since you don't have the alarm code, you'll need a service call to have a technician program a new one.
Thanks, I was trying to avoid a service call. Can't it just be unplugged or something?? Like me hitting it with a hammer?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:29 PM
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Thanks, I was trying to avoid a service call. Can't it just be unplugged or something?? Like me hitting it with a hammer?
Unplug it from power and disconnect the backup battery inside the control box. That'll do what you're looking for.

Keep in mind that burglars may be fooled into thinking your alarm system is working if they look through the window and see the lights on the keypad. If you cut the power to the system, they'll know it's disabled because the lights are off.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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Ok, how to unplug it? It is affixed pretty tightly to the wall. Is there a chance this is wired into the wall and not simply a plug in? Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:35 PM
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If you open the control box, there should be some obvious ways to remove it from power. If they're not obvious to you, take a picture of the inside of the control box and post it to the thread. We may be able to tell you what to unscrew.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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Ok, I'm getting the camera, give me a sec.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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Ok, here's the pic.
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