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Good morning  all,

We bought an ADT alarm (monitored system ) a few years ago and were told at the time by the salesman that it would be free to use our equipments as bell only alarm once the 18 months monitoring contract expires... Since we discovered that ADT are advising that they need to send an engineer (and charge quite a fortune for it!) to modify the system to be use as stand alone . I guess it just need to tell the alarm to stop trying to reach ADT network...

Would any of you please know how to modify an ADT alarm to be used as a stand alone system ? 

Currently we can see the error message " not ready trbl. gsm net fail" and we are unable to set up the alarm.

Thank you

Ben 

 

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Hi Ben you have an ADT powemax by the sounds of it.

 

It will need some parameters re programming as you guessed and this can be done by any competent company. If you post your general location someone on here may be able to assist further.

 

The system will have an engineers code unique to ADT but this can also be defaulted/changed.

 

The devices are also unique to ADT so if you wanted to add later then your options are limited to second hand or ADT

 

My suggestion would be to get a local, reputable and recommended company to have a look, I'd also advise you have it under some sort of maintenance agreement, this could save you in the long run.

 

Finally you may also have a dummy external bell, so this is worth checking too.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.


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3 hours ago, Benafc1990 said:

Good morning  all,

We bought an ADT alarm (monitored system ) a few years ago and were told at the time by the salesman that it would be free to use our equipments as bell only alarm once the 18 months monitoring contract expires... Since we discovered that ADT are advising that they need to send an engineer (and charge quite a fortune for it!) to modify the system to be use as stand alone . I guess it just need to tell the alarm to stop trying to reach ADT network...

Would any of you please know how to modify an ADT alarm to be used as a stand alone system ? 

Currently we can see the error message " not ready trbl. gsm net fail" and we are unable to set up the alarm.

Thank you

Ben 

 

How much do ADT want?

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ADT are asking for £180, which is a lot  for switching to stand alone which will probably take a few minutes. And difficult to pay this amount anyway as we have limited income due to the current covid situation, like a lot of persons. So we thought we 'll give a try to modify the alarm system ourselves. If anyone has any guidance or advise on how to switch an ADT alarm to stand alone mode, it would be very appreciated.

We dont want to add any devices, just stop the alarm trying to reach ADT to keep the system as bell only.

Thank you

Ben 

 

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10 minutes ago, Benafc1990 said:

ADT are asking for £180, which is a lot  for switching to stand alone which will probably take a few minutes. And difficult to pay this amount anyway as we have limited income due to the current covid situation, like a lot of persons. So we thought we 'll give a try to modify the alarm system ourselves. If anyone has any guidance or advise on how to switch an ADT alarm to stand alone mode, it would be very appreciated.

We dont want to add any devices, just stop the alarm trying to reach ADT to keep the system as bell only.

Thank you

Ben 

 

Cheap

 

 

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