Entering a new phone number on an ADT system

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by dwguy, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. dwguy

    dwguy Guest

    My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?

    Thanks...
    dwguy, Mar 31, 2008
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  2. dwguy

    Spudz Guest

    "dwguy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    > installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    > monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    > am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    > to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    > my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?
    >
    > Thanks...


    call ADT and see if they will program it for you for a small fee.
    Spudz, Mar 31, 2008
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  3. dwguy

    dwguy Guest

    On Mar 31, 1:30 pm, "Spudz" <> wrote:
    > "dwguy" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    > > installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    > > monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    > > am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    > > to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    > > my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?

    >
    > > Thanks...

    >
    > call ADT and see if they will program it for you for a small fee.


    The last thing I want to do is deal with ADT again. That's the reason
    I want to monitor it myself. I wouldn't want them to have access to
    the system anyway. All I want to do is punch in a new phone number
    from the panel, so that it calls me; not their CS - with which I no
    longer have a contract anyway. Thanks...
    dwguy, Mar 31, 2008
    #3
  4. dwguy

    tourman Guest

    On Mar 31, 2:23 pm, dwguy <> wrote:
    > On Mar 31, 1:30 pm, "Spudz" <> wrote:
    >
    > > "dwguy" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:...

    >
    > > > My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    > > > installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    > > > monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    > > > am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    > > > to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    > > > my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?

    >
    > > > Thanks...

    >
    > > call ADT and see if they will program it for you for a small fee.

    >
    > The last thing I want to do is deal with ADT again. That's the reason
    > I want to monitor it myself. I wouldn't want them to have access to
    > the system anyway. All I want to do is punch in a new phone number
    > from the panel, so that it calls me; not their CS - with which I no
    > longer have a contract anyway. Thanks...


    Yeah, I can't say I blame you not wanting to ever deal with ADT again.
    However, one easy way you can do this is to put a "remote dialer
    assembly" in the middle between the panel and the phone line. Most
    panels won't communicate very well (if at all ) with a cellphone due
    to the formats they use.

    What happens is the output of the alarm siren triggers the remote
    dialer assembly which then picks up the phone and dials your cell
    phone number and gives out your prerecorded message. They will often
    call up to four separate numbers in the often likely case your cell is
    out of reach at that time. I suggest you do a google search and you
    should be able to find equipment of this sort.

    Another far better arrangement would be to find reputable monitoring
    at one of the discount places for $10 or so. Even their bare bones
    monitoring is 1000% better than what you call "self monitoring" which
    has so many potential problems as to be only slightly better than
    useless. They can also assist with reprogramming your existing panel.

    R.H.Campbell
    Home Security Metal Products
    www.homemetal.com
    tourman, Mar 31, 2008
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  5. dwguy

    Crash Gordon Guest

    It can be programmed to dial your cellphone number, but you will not
    understand what it is saying so it will hangup. If you have CID you will
    know it came from your house but not what it is trying to say (could be your
    wife calling and hanging up)

    Then the alarm keypad will display FC for for a comm-fail which you can't
    get rid of unless you go into programming then exit programming from the
    alarm keypad.

    Maybe that will work for you...but kinda doubt it.

    A voice dialer is about your only option - personally I wouldn't count on
    one of them either, but hey it's your family's life not mine.

    --
    **Crash Gordon**







    "dwguy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | On Mar 31, 1:30 pm, "Spudz" <> wrote:
    | > "dwguy" <> wrote in message
    | >
    | >
    news:...
    | >
    | > > My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    | > > installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    | > > monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    | > > am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    | > > to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    | > > my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?
    | >
    | > > Thanks...
    | >
    | > call ADT and see if they will program it for you for a small fee.
    |
    | The last thing I want to do is deal with ADT again. That's the reason
    | I want to monitor it myself. I wouldn't want them to have access to
    | the system anyway. All I want to do is punch in a new phone number
    | from the panel, so that it calls me; not their CS - with which I no
    | longer have a contract anyway. Thanks...
    Crash Gordon, Mar 31, 2008
    #5
  6. dwguy

    JoeRaisin Guest

    dwguy wrote:
    > My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    > installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    > monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    > am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    > to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    > my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?
    >
    > Thanks...


    You could be out of luck, while I have seen them both ways, on some ADT
    panels the phone number cannot be changed.

    Find a Vista 20ps or a First Alert 168CPS and use the paging feature -
    it still won't tell your cell phone anything about why its calling you
    but its easy and if you ever do decide to be monitored, the paging can
    call you for things that aren't sent to the central station.

    I got a lot of family who have and codes to my house and I always know
    when someone is coming or going.

    I'm posting this at about 1845 on Monday March 31st and there is a FA168
    on Ebay with 2 hrs left and a top bid of $16.

    Good luck...
    JoeRaisin, Mar 31, 2008
    #6
  7. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    dwguy wrote:

    >My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    >installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    >monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    >am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    >to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    >my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?



    Why don't you read the other 500 posts by cheapskates like yourself that have
    been asked and answered already - ad nauseam.

    You can't do it.

    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 1, 2008
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  8. "G. Morgan" wrote:
    >
    > You can't do it.


    Actually, he can do it. Several more useful people already explained how
    without insulting the gentleman.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Service 941-870-2310
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
    Robert L Bass, Apr 1, 2008
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  9. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    Robert L Bass wrote:

    >"G. Morgan" wrote:
    >>
    >> You can't do it.

    >
    >Actually, he can do it.


    He can't do it without a voice dialer. The V-20 does support pager
    notification but only if a CS# is programmed as well.

    > Several more useful people already explained how
    >without insulting the gentleman.


    Yeah well, **** you.

    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 1, 2008
    #9
  10. dwguy

    Frank Olson Guest

    G. Morgan wrote:
    > Robert L Bass wrote:
    >
    >> "G. Morgan" wrote:
    >>> You can't do it.

    >> Actually, he can do it.

    >
    > He can't do it without a voice dialer. The V-20 does support pager
    > notification but only if a CS# is programmed as well.
    >
    >> Several more useful people already explained how
    >> without insulting the gentleman.

    >
    > Yeah well, **** you.
    >



    Let go of your anger... Feel the Force, Luke... It's all around you...
    in the grass, the tree, that yellow and rust colored '72 El Camino you
    still drive, and that ADE 6139 keypad you just programmed to read: "For
    service call BassGurglarAlarms" on one line, and "Free 'Vote For
    Hillary' light up tube top with every purchase", on the other..

    :)
    Frank Olson, Apr 1, 2008
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  11. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    Frank Olson wrote:

    >
    >
    >Let go of your anger... Feel the Force, Luke... It's all around you...
    > in the grass, the tree, that yellow and rust colored '72 El Camino you
    >still drive, and that ADE 6139 keypad you just programmed to read: "For
    >service call BassGurglarAlarms" on one line, and "Free 'Vote For
    >Hillary' light up tube top with every purchase", on the other..
    >
    >:)


    What are you smoking? Give me some! ;-)

    Hey... I saw Canada's #1 dating site. Are you registered yet?

    http://www.adultmoosefinder.com/


    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 1, 2008
    #11
  12. "G. Morgan" wrote:
    >
    > Yeah well, **** you.


    What, and make Olson jealous?
    Robert L Bass, Apr 1, 2008
    #12
  13. dwguy

    dwguy Guest

    On Mar 31, 7:08 pm, G. Morgan <> wrote:
    > dwguy wrote:
    > >My contract expired with ADT and I now own the system that is
    > >installed on the property. Rather than pay them $30+ per month to
    > >monitor it, I want to reprogram the system to call my cell phone as I
    > >am more or less always 20 min. from the property. Essentially I want
    > >to monitor it myself. How can I access the programming mode and enter
    > >my phone number instaed of the old ADT call center number, etc?

    >
    > Why don't you read the other 500 posts by cheapskates like yourself that have
    > been asked and answered already - ad nauseam.
    >
    > You can't do it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > -G


    Maybe you should avoid the other 500 posts by cheapskates like me that
    have been asked and answered already - ad nauseam. It seems to be
    making you an even more unhappier person than you already are. Try to
    get out of the house more often and spend less time sitting in front
    of a computer and posting really sad replies to discussion groups.
    Cheers...
    dwguy, Apr 1, 2008
    #13
  14. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    Robert L Bass wrote:

    >"G. Morgan" wrote:
    >>
    >> Yeah well, **** you.

    >
    >What, and make Olson jealous?


    Why do you even bother replying? This is getting really old. Here's your FU
    for today: **** YOU.


    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 2, 2008
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  15. "dwguy" wrote:
    >
    > G. Morgan <mentally.ill.invalid> wrote:
    >> --- snip usual garbage ---

    >
    > Maybe you should avoid the other 500 posts by cheapskates like me that have
    > been asked and answered already - ad nauseam. It seems to be making you an
    > even more unhappier person than you already are. Try to get out of the house
    > more often and spend less time sitting in front of a computer and posting
    > really sad replies to discussion groups.

    Cheers...

    He really can't get out of the house more. He suffers from agoraphobia panic
    disorder, a mental disease that causes him mortal fear of public places,
    cropwds and even small gatherings. He has great difficulty being around other
    people (ergo the repugnant personality). His mental problems have cost him at
    least ten jobs in as many years. He actually blames me for the last one he
    lost but it was his own fault. Even before he got caught using his boss'
    computer system illegally he was on the verge of being fired for repeated
    absenteeism.

    Graham is so afraid of going out in public that he often spends his nights
    drinking and popping Xanax and Lexapro (prescriptions for which he gets from
    multiple doctors and fills at multiple pharmacies). This allows him to
    convince himself he's staying home because of a hangover. In fact, it's the
    ever-present fear that rules and ruins his life.

    For a while some of us (myself included) fealt pity for Graham because of his
    personal suffering. Unfortunately, as you have already noticed, Graham is
    also a nasty, foul-mouthed toad with a penchant for attacking not only those
    who innocently ask for advice but even those who treat him like a friend. As
    a result any pity he once received has long since turned to utter disdain.

    There's not much you can do about a mentally defective, miserable person like
    our resident "Cracker" except ignore him, filter his twice-weekly changes of
    alias or give him an occasional verbal spanking. I suspect in his profound
    loneliness (which he of course creates all by himself) he craves even that
    kind of attention. But be patient. Eventually, the total despair will work
    its magic and he'll need to be institutionalized again.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Service 941-870-2310
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
    Robert L Bass, Apr 2, 2008
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  16. "G. Morgan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Robert L Bass wrote:
    >
    >>"G. Morgan" wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Yeah well, **** you.

    >>
    >>What, and make Olson jealous?

    >
    > Why do you even bother replying? This is getting really old. Here's your
    > FU
    > for today: **** YOU.


    You'd never go back to chickens and ducks.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Service 941-870-2310
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
    Robert L Bass, Apr 2, 2008
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  17. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    Robert L Bass wrote:

    <snip lies and bullshit>

    >There's not much you can do about a mentally defective, miserable person like
    >our resident "Cracker" except ignore him,


    Why don't you follow your own advice and just ignore me.

    To the OP:

    Robert Bass is a convicted felon and is not allowed to install alarms because
    he can't obtain licensing. He participates in this NG mainly to sell
    overpriced parts to unwitting custo.., victims. There is no support after the
    sale as demonstrated by his abysmal BBB record.

    http://westflorida.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=47&bbb=0653&firm=41001663


    He's also the rotten prick that has caused so much disruption and chaos in
    this NG. Don't believe me? Just do a little Googling in the group's archive
    and you'll see what a lowlife lying scumbag he is.

    As to me being rude, well... that question of yours has been asked over and
    over, and frankly what you're seeking to do goes against everything a security
    professional would advise. This NG is/was intended for professionals to share
    information and Mr. Bass has turned it into his own playground for seeking DIY
    sales. Not many of the regulars are eager or willing to help someone
    *downgrade* their security system, except Bass of course -- who will try to
    sell you that voice dialer.





    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 2, 2008
    #17
  18. "G. Morgan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Robert L Bass wrote:
    >
    > <snip lies and bullshit>
    >
    >>There's not much you can do about a mentally defective, miserable person
    >>like
    >>our resident "Cracker" except ignore him,

    >
    > Why don't you follow your own advice and just ignore me.


    I didn't advise anyone to ignore you. I only pointed out that as one of
    several alternative means of dealing with you.

    > To the OP:
    >
    > Robert Bass is a convicted felon...


    Yep. Thirty years ago I was convicted of assault.

    > and is not allowed to install alarms because he can't obtain licensing...


    Nope. I installed alarms with a license for many years before selling my
    alarm company and moving to Florida. I now operate a modestly successful
    online store selling alarms, home automation, intercom systems, CCTV,
    broadband communications systems, fiber optics and such.

    > He's also the rotten prick that has caused so much disruption and chaos in
    > this NG. Don't believe me?...


    This from the nasty character who just finished attacking a gentleman who only
    asked for advice.

    > As to me being rude, well... that question of yours has been asked over and
    > over, and frankly what you're seeking to do goes against everything a
    > security
    > professional would advise...


    Cracker thinks that by posting rude replies to the public he is being an
    exemplary "professional" installer. I'll leave it to the reader to decide.

    > ... except Bass of course -- who will try to sell you that voice dialer.


    Actually, I think it was someone else who first mentioned the voice dialer in
    this thread. I didn't even post a URL to order a dialer. If the gentleman
    wants one he can buy it from my site or a hundred others. I'll wager he won't
    soon ask you for help though. :^)

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Service 941-870-2310
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
    Robert L Bass, Apr 2, 2008
    #18
  19. dwguy

    Frank Olson Guest

    Robert L Bass wrote:

    >
    > Yep. Thirty years ago I was convicted of assault.
    >
    >> and is not allowed to install alarms because he can't obtain licensing...

    >
    > Nope. I installed alarms with a license for many years before selling
    > my alarm company and moving to Florida.


    Now, Robert... We also know you "Installed alarms for many years"
    WITHOUT a license (until you were caught by the CT authorities). We
    also know that you sold your alarmco AFTER you moved to Florida and that
    you weren't actively involved in day to day operations FOR YEARS.
    You've "padded" your "experience" with lies. You were on probation in
    Florida when you say you "opened" your alarm company in CT. You're
    still a con (artist) according to the BBB. And I sincerely doubt you'd
    be able to obtain licensing IN FLORIDA.


    > I now operate a modestly
    > successful online store selling alarms, home automation, intercom
    > systems, CCTV, broadband communications systems, fiber optics and such.


    Most of which are no longer available. Your site is full of
    discontinued items. In your bid to become the "worlds largest online
    security retailer", it's become a "kludge" even you can't keep up with.
    You personally would never use a number of the items you supposedly
    "represent", yet you extol their virtues. You've also infringed on the
    IP of of Security Alarm Systems Inc, in Florida with your supposed
    brother's "mirror site". You're a cheap shill and a con artist. And I
    haven't even mentioned the fact that you've personally attacked the
    reputation of a member (now chairman) of the Florida ECLB. You lie like
    a rug.


    >
    >> He's also the rotten prick that has caused so much disruption and
    >> chaos in
    >> this NG. Don't believe me?...

    >
    > This from the nasty character who just finished attacking a gentleman
    > who only asked for advice.


    This from a nasty character that won't engage in honest debate. That
    uses homosexual references in his replies... Former "lay minister"...
    Right!


    >
    >> As to me being rude, well... that question of yours has been asked
    >> over and
    >> over, and frankly what you're seeking to do goes against everything a
    >> security
    >> professional would advise...

    >
    > Cracker thinks that by posting rude replies to the public he is being an
    > exemplary "professional" installer. I'll leave it to the reader to decide.


    I'd take Graham's responses over yours any day. You're as bad as Mike
    was with all these rude replies. What are you going to post next: "Bend
    over, I'm drivin'"?


    >
    >> ... except Bass of course -- who will try to sell you that voice dialer.

    >
    > Actually, I think it was someone else who first mentioned the voice
    > dialer in this thread. I didn't even post a URL to order a dialer. If
    > the gentleman wants one he can buy it from my site or a hundred others.
    > I'll wager he won't soon ask you for help though. :^)


    And I'll wager he won't buy from you either.
    Frank Olson, Apr 2, 2008
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  20. dwguy

    G. Morgan Guest

    Robert L Bass wrote:

    >I didn't advise anyone to ignore you.


    Oh shut-up already. I'm really not interested in engaging you in a pointless
    flame war. You replied to ME looking for a fight. I'll just tell you what I
    always do - just **** right off and die and we will get along just fine.

    --

    -G
    G. Morgan, Apr 3, 2008
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