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  1. steve

    steve Guest

    I just bought a home with an existing alarm system, ADEMCO, Vista-15
    with 2 ADT Safewatch Pro 3000 keypads. I did not have the master code,
    but was able to find out the installer code. I used this to reset the
    master code. Things were looking good until I decided to try and make a
    change, I tried putting an exit delay on the back door. I was not
    familiar with the programming mode so I messed another zone up. I could
    not fix the zone, so I reset the programming data by using *97 in
    programming mode.
    Things started looking better until I noticed the second keypad was not
    working. I did a little research and found that by pressing 1 & 3
    together I can see the address of the keypads. The one that is working
    is 16 and the one that is not is 17. I was able to change the address
    by powering down and then up and hitting 1 & 3 together. I only tried
    changing the one that was not working. Nothing that I changed it to
    helped. When I changed it to 16, the same as the working one, the
    'ready' light came on but neither keypads worked properly. I assume
    it's because they are not allowed to have the same address.
    So, if anyone knows what I need to do to get the second keypad working
    again, I would appreciate a little advice.
    The keypads are identical and they were working before I reset the
    system (*97).
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    One needs to be set to 16 and the other to 17, then in field 190 (I think
    it's 190) you have to tell it that 17 is there..I usually enter 10 for that
    field.(10 gives you:enabled keypad 17 and no surpreesion of sound at that

    BUT you know that *97 wipes out all programming and sets the panel back to
    factory programming right?
  3. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    RTFM!!! :))
  4. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    you're grouchy today ;-)

  5. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I was standing in front of the counter (not behind as Bass says I do) at
    Tried the other day, waiting to pick up a small order, when some ninny
    called to ask a question, the answer to which was in the 5020 manual. I
    have postively no patience for supposed alarm "professionals" that don't
    take the time to familiarize themselves with a product before they go out
    there and install or service it (let alone have never read the manual, or
    can't look up the answer for themselves). DSC is a pretty simple system to
    understand in the first place and granted the OP has an Ademco panel but
    that just doesn't excuse plain, rotten, laziness...

    Are you listening Tom?? Leave Mark to deal with those other ninnies.
    RTFM!!! :))
  6. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    the op is probably a diyer

  7. Doug L

    Doug L Guest

    Paper or plastic?

    Doug L
  8. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    I was thinking more like "Would you like fries with that?"
  9. steve

    steve Guest

    Great! Thanks so much for your help.

    I did realize that *97 wiped out everything, but I was getting

    This information is not in the installation guide I'm using. I found
    one on the net called

    Security System
  10. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest


    *99 isnt a data field.

    there are a couple of sites that have complete manuals..unfortunately I am
    not on my machine that has the links right now.

    there are differences between the 15 & 15P so make sure you get the right

    now that you wiped out all the programming, you need a keypad that will
    allow you to view/program the zones...a 6139 or a 6160 you cannot *easily*
    program the zones unless you do.
  11. steve

    steve Guest

    Seems like I got a bit lucky and was able to get it working without too
    much programming. All that is left is the smoke detectors.
    If I get into trouble again I'll probably purchase the keypad you
    recommended and purchase an installation manual, instead of the
    installation guide, which is what I have. I wonder if that's what the
    difference is, guide vs. manual.
    Anyway thanks again for taking the time. It's been very helpful.

  12. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    kudos to you!

    not many can or will program zones with a single line display keypad...its
    really awkward and imo; unpredictable.
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