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Got my DVS2400 to call me but no annunciation...

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by DeanB, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Hi there,

    I've programmed my Linear DVS 2400 to call me when the alarm goes off,
    but when I answer the call there is no message at all. What am I doing
    wrong? Any ideas? It pretty good even like that since I can see the
    number on the phone, but I think it should say something! The
    instructions don't go into too many details.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Do you speak 4x2 or CID?

    As far as I can tell from the manual, that panel does not speak English.
    So, yes it will dial any number, but that's all its going to do...dial it,
    and unless the call gets answered by the proper handshake it's gonna just
    hang up after a while.
  3. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Ok thanks for the info. Do you have any recommendations, for example
    is it possible to just listen in to hear what's happening? Or press 9
    to hang it up and stop it calling me? Any other hacks?
  4. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    I meant to say listen to the unit's microphone to hear if the alarm is
    going off or if someone is there (stealing stuff)?
  5. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    That part's handled by software. The panel needs a valid handshake
    before the communication process can be completed. There are no
    "hacks". With some of the newer Ademco and DSC panels, you can option a
    "pager output". Most of the Linear stuff I've seen isn't what you'd
    call "top of the line" anyway.
  6. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Referring to the online manual it says there is a pager number you can
    program into the system. Again I'm not very familiar with this stuff
    but can that be used in any useful way?
  7. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Here's the manual for reference in case anyone was interested:
  8. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Most of those pager formats are old and you MAY be able to get them to work
    if you have a pager...who has them any more?

    No you won't be able to get it to stop dialing unless it hears a kissoff
    signal from the receiver, or it cycles out...usually it's 10 tries (could
    even be 10x dtmf, 10x pulse) but dunno about that toy and usually the
    amount of times it tries is not programmable either.

    Then when you get home you'll have to clear a fail to communicate.

    **Crash Gordon**
  9. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Crash -

    Yes, all what you say makes sense. I wish there was a way to stop it
    calling, but realistically once its set up ok it should only call me
    when there is a real alarm. Then I can choose what to do then and
    there (police, neighbor, etc).

    I did manage to connect using an external phone line, and I can arm
    the alarm and read its status quite easily using touch-tones. Even
    works on OOMA.

    Just wish I could get it to call me just the once!

  10. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Other problems would may call you on a trouble or daily
    how will you know? the police for a low battery signal or a missing
    point? You'll be creating nuisance alarms for the PD - and false alarm fines
    for yourself.

    Look into adding a voice dialer if this is really the route you want to

    **Crash Gordon**
  11. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    You mean a voice dialer that is set off with the automation? I was
    considering this, if its available. The automation can be set to come
    on only when the alarm is tripped. I would want something to call me,
    but only the once. Any recommendations?

    (BTW on this system, you can disable reporting of trouble codes and
    maintenance issues such as batteries, and have it ONLY call in a real
    alarm situation).
  12. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    I don't recommend voice dialers, so couldn't tell ya.

    They probably won't tell you anything other than Burglary...or Fire...or
    whatever, I don't think you'd get any specific zone info from a dialer...

    **Crash Gordon**
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