Engineer code for Initial alarm Manchester area

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A friend has moved into a new house with an Accenta 8 alarm system
which was originally installed by Protec, who were taken over by
Initial then Chubb. It looks like the battery is flat as when he had
to switch the electric off, the alarm went off. I believe to change
the battery he'll need the engineer code, which Chubb won't let him
have and want to charge a silly amount to come and change it. On the
panel is written "Initial eng code".

Anyone know what the engineer code Initial used is please?

TIA, Jason





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better luck here than on uk.d-i-y ;>)   jason/andy/whatever your name
is .....

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Yonks ago I had an alarm system that exhibited the problem you
describe. When the power went off the alarm rang. I called a local
small alarm company. The engineer did not use any code at all as he
changed the battery as the alarm rang. It only took him about two
minutes.

Steve

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Thanks Steve. He was looking into doing a factory reset which would
also set the alarm off, but simply changing the battery sounds easier
and quicker. He thought the engineer code might be needed to reset
things after a 'tamper' type fault like opening the cover without
entering engineering programming, but if it does he can always do a
factory reset then.




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Hi
You have more chance of getting blood from a stone than getting an engineers
code from ADT but fear not ADE accenta panels are easy to reset and you
should just be able to change the battery enter the user code to silence the
tamper then reset the panel when done.
Or you can factory reset the panel and reprogram .
Manuals are available on line just google Accenta.
HTH
CJ



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