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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by [email protected], Aug 15, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Hello,
    I just bought a house on Friday and shortly after closing I was talking
    with the seller about the shed in the backyard. He mentioned that not
    only did it have full power, but was also wired for the built in alarm
    system. I asked about the system and he did not know too much as he had
    only owned the house for a few years and never activated it. The house
    has stickers and yard signs that say "Power Call" and I have found the
    master control panel in the den and other componets such as a wireless
    transmitter in the master bedroom walk in closet and what appeard to be
    a junction box (appears to be locked) in a closet in the foyer.

    My question is regarding modifying this system to function without
    activation. By that I mean have it call who I chose rather than the
    orignal company (our power company-who appears to no longer provide
    this service). Is this doable or can any of these parts be used for
    another system?
    Does anyone have any background on this company or any of the parts
    they used?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Fletch
     
  2. There was a company operating as Power Call Security in the Georgia
    area. Their parent company was Southern Company. I'm not certain if
    PowerCall is still operating but you might find more info on the
    equipment if you contact Southern Company (sorry I only have the phone
    # for investors). Southern Company is a solid utility company. Pays a
    nice little dividend too :)
    If you are in the Georgia area there is a pretty decent company down
    there called Southern Alarm. Whether or not anyone can utilize the
    equipment depends on the age of the system. Have someone come to the
    house and look it over.
     
  3. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    A power company out this way tried that too. I guess they thought it would
    be a good revenue stream...until they realized that they'd actually have to
    service them. That lasted a couple of years, now they're lawn signs are
    rusty and I suppose those clients don't have any service, since they aren't
    in the biz any longer.

    It was a tough sell against them too, at the time.



    |
    | wrote:
    | > Hello,
    | > I just bought a house on Friday and shortly after closing I was talking
    | > with the seller about the shed in the backyard. He mentioned that not
    | > only did it have full power, but was also wired for the built in alarm
    | > system. I asked about the system and he did not know too much as he had
    | > only owned the house for a few years and never activated it. The house
    | > has stickers and yard signs that say "Power Call" and I have found the
    | > master control panel in the den and other componets such as a wireless
    | > transmitter in the master bedroom walk in closet and what appeard to be
    | > a junction box (appears to be locked) in a closet in the foyer.
    | >
    | > My question is regarding modifying this system to function without
    | > activation. By that I mean have it call who I chose rather than the
    | > orignal company (our power company-who appears to no longer provide
    | > this service). Is this doable or can any of these parts be used for
    | > another system?
    | > Does anyone have any background on this company or any of the parts
    | > they used?
    | >
    | > Thanks a bunch,
    | > Fletch <
    |
    | There was a company operating as Power Call Security in the Georgia
    | area. Their parent company was Southern Company. I'm not certain if
    | PowerCall is still operating but you might find more info on the
    | equipment if you contact Southern Company (sorry I only have the phone
    | # for investors). Southern Company is a solid utility company. Pays a
    | nice little dividend too :)
    | If you are in the Georgia area there is a pretty decent company down
    | there called Southern Alarm. Whether or not anyone can utilize the
    | equipment depends on the age of the system. Have someone come to the
    | house and look it over.
    |
     
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