ADT boxes dinging and we don't subscribe

nanjean68August 24, 2011

We have hardwired ADT which has a mind of its own. We have not subscribed for over 7 years. At first we thought it would come on if the electricity went off but not so. It starts dinging at the boxes any time of day or night. We randomly push buttons and it stops and then will sometimes start again. DH doesn't know what to look for in breaker panel.

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Ron Natalie

It's a clever trick to get you to resubscribe?

There should be one central box somewhere, often near the circuit breaker panel about a foot square or so that you can probably kill.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 7:48PM
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The power supply for the panel (a wall wart) in our case is in the garage.
I'd also look in the attic or basement if you don't find it next to the panel.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 10:56PM
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Ron Natalie

Note if you yank the plug on it, it may have an internal battery in it. Mine (not ADT admittedly but I don't think they actually make the unit, just brand it) did.
I just replaced mine as the panels were all beeping saying that the battery needed replacing.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 7:16AM
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Probably the battery has reached the end of its life. Below is a link on how to replace.

Here is a link that might be useful: BATTERY REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 10:11PM
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