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Hi,

We bought a house with an old optima XM house alarm.

No codes provided as the house was being rented for many years.

The seller did not remember/knew the codes and they did not care either :-/

 

The alarm MCB was simply tripped out.

 

When I tripped it back in the speaker in the control panel was making a horrible noise and the strobe outside was flashing (no sound from the bell).

The power light on the panel was lit.

 

I was trying to find info on line but due to this alarm being so ancient - there's hardly anything...

 

I disconected all zone wires and speaker to preserve my hearing:-)

 

What now? I am almost 100% sure one can reset codes to default by bridging certain terminals.

 

Please advice, your help will be much appreciated. 

 

I would like trying to revive it before spending cash on new alarm.

This one seems quite descent to me and it's wired too!

 

Cheers

 

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25 minutes ago, Zebz said:

and it's wired too!

 

welcome to 1991.....


Alarming the public for over 25yrs...

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21 hours ago, Zebz said:

Hi,

We bought a house with an old optima XM house alarm.

No codes provided as the house was being rented for many years.

The seller did not remember/knew the codes and they did not care either :-/

 

The alarm MCB was simply tripped out.

 

When I tripped it back in the speaker in the control panel was making a horrible noise and the strobe outside was flashing (no sound from the bell).

The power light on the panel was lit.

 

I was trying to find info on line but due to this alarm being so ancient - there's hardly anything...

 

I disconected all zone wires and speaker to preserve my hearing:-)

 

What now? I am almost 100% sure one can reset codes to default by bridging certain terminals.

 

Please advice, your help will be much appreciated. 

 

I would like trying to revive it before spending cash on new alarm.

This one seems quite descent to me and it's wired too!

 

Cheers

 

Screenshot_20190812-194106.jpg

Screenshot_20190812-194057.jpg

It's junk in today's world 

 

Waste of time trying to fix 

Edited by sixwheeledbeast

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You trying to protect to protect garden shed????

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14 minutes ago, al-yeti said:

 

You trying to protect to protect garden shed????

 

 

remove the battery, & you could hide your valuables in the alarm box

 

what kind of burglar would look for your rolex in broken alarm...

 

 

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Leave it in your freezer over night in a plastic bag and it defaults

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19 hours ago, PeterJames said:

Leave it in your freezer over night in a plastic bag and it defaults

 

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To give some actual advise...

We do not give out defaulting or codes here for security reasons.

 

The control panel is pretty old and I assume you have no record of it's service history?

Most 4 zone Optima's in the wild are at the point were they have done there time. They are either unreliable, keypad worn out, black burn marks on the PCB and plastics and/or take over 3 weeks to charge a battery properly.

 

The most sensible suggestion would be to swap the control panel and possibly sounder for something modern that comes with instructions you can read over a cuppa.

If you are not confident in doing this maybe get someone to come and have a look and quote an upgrade.

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On 12/08/2019 at 20:12, al-yeti said:

It's junk in today's world 

 

Waste of time trying to fix 

Its a gem in my world 

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