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  1. Guest

    Hello. I have my lynx system mostly installed. Until I get a permit I
    signed up for the non dispatch service through nextalarm. I decided to
    give their abn adaptor a try.

    Armoring a phone cable and putting the dermac in the house sounds like
    a hassle. I would need someone else to help for it to be done
    properly. Since I have no phone line or dermac installed yet do you
    think verizon would put it on the inside of the house if I requested
    it?

    I've had a few issues so far. I tried using the remote calling through
    next alarms Outside Access Point. I had my lynx set to pickup on 1
    ring and I would just get busy signals. I thought maybe something was
    going on with the service or some how my dialer on the lynx was stuck
    on. After much frustration I set it to pick up on 4 rings. Finally my
    lynx answers and I get the "System" prompt.

    The manual says the system prompt will last about 8 seconds but mine
    cuts off after about 1 second and just goes to modem noise before I
    can check the status. I can hear the lynx pick up on the proper ring
    but I still hear at least 1 more ring on my end. Maybe its some sort
    of sync issue between this crappy abn adapter and the lynx. I've
    searched all over their site looking for some kind of firmware update.
    I emailed tech support so hopefully they can help.

    My system report codes also were not working at first. When programing
    the sensors I just put in 10 or something like that as suggested here
    and some sort of hex number automatically shows up? Those seemed to be
    working fine but the arm disarm reports did not work when I entered
    10. After searching the site I finally found something useful that
    says I have to enter 1 in all the fields for the contact id reporting
    to work.

    After staying up all night messing with this thing and taking breaks
    watching movies the arm/disarm codes are finally showing up after
    entering 1 in all the fields. My girlfriend screamed at me for setting
    off the sirens at 5am when she was trying to sleep.

    If I have it report all the arm/disarm codes will that wear out the
    dialer? I can hear the relay clicking on and off.

    I still need to test it out for a few weeks. It seemed just after they
    activated my account no reports at all were going through or they were
    delayed like 5 minutes. Not sure if it was the service or if I fixed
    something on my end.

    How good or bad are these abn adapters? With internet monitoring you
    can set it to ping your abn and do no connection reports to your cell
    phone. With a phone line someone can cut it and I would never know
    without cell phone backup.

    thanks again for putting up with me in the learning process. To bad
    there isn't more faqs and books around.
     
  2. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    Moving a demarc is less technical than what you have already done. The
    phone company typically (at least around here) won't do it and will
    likely tell you not to either. They like to be able to access it
    without having to get you to let them into your house.
    I've never used this device so I can't comment.

    In the report code field during zone programming as long as the first
    digit is NOT a zero that zone will report. Report format is a different
    field (48) and for Contact ID it should be 7, 7. Arm and disarm reports
    are programmed by fields 65 & 66.

    Is there a reason you want central station to know when arm and disarm
    your alarm? In our area this is only used by commercial customers who
    wish to track the comings and goings of their employees.

    Your Central Station will know your system is armed when they get an alarm.
    Make sure field 50 is a zero. Five minutes is a long time for a signal
    - make sure your Primary Phone Number is programmed correctly. With
    that time lag I think you are only getting out on the Secondary.

    Also, if you put ones in all fields I suggest checking field 23 as well
    and make sure you want that feature active.
     
  3. Guest

    everything does seem to be reporting now but I have encountered
    another strange problem. If there is a alarm while hooked up to the
    service the siren will shut off after the panel announces what zone
    was activated.

    If I disconnect the phone line to the abn before sounding the alarm
    the siren will keep sounding properly. Does this happen when hooked to
    a regular phone line?

    I am ready to send back this abn adapter and go with a company that
    can give me real tech support.
    Going to schedule the phone line install tomorrow.
     
  4. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    As I said, that item is outside my experience so I do not feel qualified
    to opine.
     
  5. From what I've heard from clients they seem to be an ok outfit.
    There's no tariff against it but they may claim there is because they
    like having the protector (demarc) where they can gt at it easily.
    Unfortunately, where they like to intall it access is easy for the
    thief as well.
    Since I've never worked with the Lybx I'll leave those questions for
    someone else to answer.
    No, but why would you want to monitor arm and disarm signals anyway?
    Those are usually provided for businesses but rarely used for
    residential applications.

    --

    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 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
     
  6. I am ready to send back this abn adapter and go with a company
    Who sold you the Lynx? They should offer tech support on it rather
    than the monitoring company (assuming it wasn't them who provided
    it).

    --

    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 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
     
  7. Guest

    It was home security store but I bought it over 2 years ago. Just now
    decided to get everything hooked up.
    I called nextalarm today and they were very helpful. The avm setting
    was causing the siren to shut off.

    thanks again to everyone here for all the help. I'm really glad I
    decided to keep the glass breaks. So far no issues unless I crank the
    volume on my electronic drum kit.
     
  8. Who sold you the Lynx? They should offer tech support on it
    Glad they were able to help. Like I said before, all it takes is a
    little advice and a bit of patience. Anybody can do this stuff.
    [Robert ducks for cover] :^)
    You're most welcome. If you need something else, feel free to ask.

    --

    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 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
     
  9. From whoever I've heard through rabbits they seem to be an ok outfit.
    There's no tariff near it but they may claim there is because they
    like having the respondent (demarc) where they can gt at it certainly.
    Unfortunately, where they like to intall it access is tentative for the
    witch as cheer up.
    Since I've nevermore worked into the Lybx I'll leave those questions for
    something else to answer.
    No, but why would you want to monitor arm and disarm decrees anyway?
    Those are terribly anticipated for businesses but rarely concentrated for
    residential impossibilities.

    --

    Regards,
    Roberta L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Ministry
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Ghost 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>


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    This is just a reminder.
    It is not an emergency yet.
    Were it actual emergency, you wouldn't be able to read this.
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  10. I am grueling to send back this abn adapter and go with an association
    Is there sold you the Lynx? They should offer tech support on it rather
    than the monitoring commune (fracturing it wasn't them nobody melted
    it).

    --

    Regards,
    Cathy L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Award
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Rule 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
     
  11. How come sold you the Lynx? They should offer tech support on it
    Glad they were able to predict. Like I said throughout, all it takes is a
    deceitful advice and a bit of scam. Anybody can do this stuff.
    [Tim cousines for cover] :^)
    You're most welcome. If you need what else, feel free to wallop.

    --

    Regards,
    Dickie L Bass

    ==============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Congress
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Mansion 941-232-0791
    Fax 941-870-3252
    ==============================>
     
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