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Old 10-10-2016, 11:51 AM
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We had a Brinks security system installed 12 years ago, it has not been monitored now going on 10 years. I just changed the battery because it would start to beep at all hours of the night!

I called the company, who told me to simply press "Cancel" twice and it would stop, Wrong!

I have called them back three other times and have gotten four different answers now, none of which work.

Any of you security experts know what the heck I need to do in order to get the system to stop beeping every 12 hours. Like I said, I replaced the battery about three weeks ago, and for two weeks after that all was good, then back to beeping.

What Gives!!!!!!
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They can probably help you in the Tactical Shotgun thread.
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If you don't use the alarm system, disconnect AC power and the backup battery. Unplug the telephone connection.

If you do use the alarm, just know that Brinks alarms make that beep to alert you that the unit has lost contact with the remote monitoring station. I doubt you'll be able to turn it off without finding the little beeper thingy and cutting off the wires to it. One possibility is that the backup battery charging system has failed and your new battery went dead.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
If you don't use the alarm system, disconnect AC power and the backup battery. Unplug the telephone connection.

If you do use the alarm, just know that Brinks alarms make that beep to alert you that the unit has lost contact with the remote monitoring station. I doubt you'll be able to turn it off without finding the little beeper thingy and cutting off the wires to it. One possibility is that the backup battery charging system has failed and your new battery went dead.
I pulled my systems out of 2 houses a few years ago. Do as describedabove.
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open your box up and look for two solder terminals that say reset. you can touch the two contacts together and reset it if its like mine.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
open your box up and look for two solder terminals that say reset. you can touch the two contacts together and reset it if its like mine.
I will try this, because the battery has a full charge so it's not that. Thanks
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You may have more than 1 battery. Mine has 2 (in different enclosures)
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
If you don't use the alarm system, disconnect AC power and the backup battery. Unplug the telephone connection.

If you do use the alarm, just know that Brinks alarms make that beep to alert you that the unit has lost contact with the remote monitoring station. I doubt you'll be able to turn it off without finding the little beeper thingy and cutting off the wires to it. One possibility is that the backup battery charging system has failed and your new battery went dead.
The system lost contact with the monitoring center over 10 years ago... I don't think that's it! Now, finding the speaker, or beeper thingy as you put it may well be the answer. Telephone connection has also been disconnected for close to a decade as well.

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Try #

What's the make/model of the main panel?? Often the battery is plugged into AC power at a nearby recepticle. Is this the battery you changed?
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If you open up the case with the electronics in it, you should be able to find a model number on the board or on a schematic sticker. Google that. You should be able to find both a user manual and an installer manual for it. One of them should help.
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Just get a new sign for the front yard because you know when criminals see the sign they just move on..............
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
You may have more than 1 battery. Mine has 2 (in different enclosures)
WHAT! Crap.....it's very possible I'm that stupid..
Looking right now.........

Back.....thank God the answer is no!

My wife would have hounded me to my grave for missing that one...
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Use this type of elektronikal adjustment tool to fix the settings and insure proper operation of said device.




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Originally Posted by DJWILLIAMS View Post
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What's the make/model of the main panel?? Often the battery is plugged into AC power at a nearby recepticle. Is this the battery you changed?
Yes, it was a large heavy thing.

No model # I can see. Bunch of numbers on circuit board though

Honeywell chip

SABHS 3101
W259875
H301

Cover says Brinks. Don't have the original paperwork
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Use this type of elektronikal adjustment tool to fix the settings and insure proper operation of said device.




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Just about there! It keeps waking my wife up at 3 in the morning, as you all know well "chit flows downhill, and slowly at that"
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Originally Posted by martyf View Post
Just get a new sign for the front yard because you know when criminals see the sign they just move on..............
I know right. Never had a sign, I have two 90 lb boxers who would lick anyone to death if they dared enter. Thank God they hit the door like Cudjo when the doorbell rings or anybody comes up to the house.

If the bad guys ever figure out its literally ALL bark and zero bite were in trouble.
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It is more than likely a Honewell Vista panel....Brinks and ADT buy them by the thousands...

You need to completely power the unit down with both AC and DC (battery) for a full minute or so and power it back up.

To remover AC, find the power transformer. It looks similar to a doorbell transformer but in a beige plastic case. Unplug it first and then the battery. Wait. Connect the AC first then the battery.

If you cant find the transformer, look for the wiring diagram on the inside of the door. Two of the wires should be 18 gauge and heavier than the others. Connected to the terminals on the far left of the terminal strip. Undo one wire to disconnect AC, then do as above

Let us know how it goes..

Also, does your keypad only have led's or is it showing any text? If text, what does it say?

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I don't think the end customer has the admin password for older Brinks setups. The OP may come to a dead end repairing that system without it.
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It's worth about 3 dollars you need to come up with a new plan
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
It is more than likely a Honewell Vista panel....Brinks and ADT buy them by the thousands...

You need to completely power the unit down with both AC and DC (battery) for a full minute or so and power it back up.

To remover AC, find the power transformer. It looks similar to a doorbell transformer but in a beige plastic case. Unplug it first and then the battery. Wait. Connect the AC first then the battery.

If you cant find the transformer, look for the wiring diagram on the inside of the door. Two of the wires should be 18 gauge and heavier than the others. Connected to the terminals on the far left of the terminal strip. Undo one wire to disconnect AC, then do as above

Let us know how it goes..

Also, does your keypad only have led's or is it showing any text? If text, what does it say?

Keypad does indeed have text, reads as follows:

CH Error... Been blinking that for the last few years now. Just started to beep about 2-3 months ago. It was always at exactly 10:00am each and everyday, I could set me clock to it. Then the beeping started later and later each day by 1/2 hour. I then changed the main battery which weighs about 2-3lbs. Beeping stopped for 5-10 days, then all of a sudden started beeping again but this time at 03:00am.

Wife hears it, I don't, hearing not that great.

I took the front panel off and no battery that I can see. I know where the battery is, just dont see the transformer, will check again in the morning. Thanks for your guidance.


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I don't think the end customer has the admin password for older Brinks setups. The OP may come to a dead end repairing that system without it.
The system still works great, just need the beeping to stop. If all else fails, I will find the small speaker located in the cover and remove that!


Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
It's worth about 3 dollars you need to come up with a new plan
I know, cheap as crap, but it still works perfectly, other than the freaking beeping at 3:00am. Almost took a bat to it the other night. But came to my senses when I thought about the drywall repair I would have to do.
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