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Inherited a Security System how should I resolve


Inherited a Security System how should I resolve

Old 09-15-2014, 06:34 AM
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Default Inherited a Security System how should I resolve

I bought a house 3 years ago and it had a fairly elaborate security system which was initially installed by Devcon. Devcon was purchased by ADT and I have a bad history with ADT. As of late the system will randomly go off for about 15 seconds every week or two. It is not the same time of day or is it on a schedule according to my records. I want to get this fixed but really do not want to get back into monitoring contract. Anybody out there dealt with the same thing? I have called Safetouch and they want to sell me the huge package. My ideal situation would be to have the system back and running for a low cost and be able to use it unmonitored; doesn't seem like that fits the business model of these companies. I have looked for individuals whom work on security systems but have had no luck. Any thoughts on which direction I should go or help you can provide would be great. I am in Oldsmar, FL. . . near Tampa.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
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I am sure if you google around you can find a forum dedicated to managing your own security system.

First hit.

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Old 09-15-2014, 06:41 AM
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My sister bought a new house, every once in a while the system would "randomly" go off. They finally found a hidden sensor. It was under the 4th step of the stairs.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:42 AM
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pm sent. Check back-up batteries.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:55 AM
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I dealt with the exact same thing. You need to call Bill at Tampa Bay Security. He came out to the house and had all my obsolete stuff running in a couple hours. Also added a cellular back up. He's a one man operation. Not affiliated with any of the big companies and has no problem getting older systems working right. He set me up with monitoring from a company called Digitcom which is also local to the Tampa Bay area. It was 80 bucks for 4 months at a time. No contract.

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Old 09-15-2014, 07:06 AM
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ADT OEM's equipment from Honeywell. I would guess any independent Honeywell alarm dealer could sort out your problem.
By the way ADT stands for "Aways Done Twice" Another Dropped Transmission" Americas Dumbest Technicians"
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:59 PM
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When it goes off is it the siren or just the keypad beeping? If only keypad then probably battery going bad, next time I am in the area I can take a look at it for you, I am a licensed alarm contractor, pm me
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